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Council On Aging steps up during winter storm

ALBANY, GA (WALB) -

The SOWEGA Council On Aging is trying to make sure the elderly are taken care of during this winter storm.

The senior center in downtown Albany served seniors a warm lunch, but the facility will be closed Wednesday. 

Executive Director Kay Hind says they sent out two extra meals to the homebound today and case managers made phone calls to check on clients. 

Hind says if conditions get severe enough they will open the senior center as a shelter.

"If it became necessary because of the weather or because of the utilities then we would open the senior center downtown and in the other counties," said Hind. "Every county has a senior center and depending on the circumstances any of them could be opened."

The SOWEGA Council on Aging's Meals on Wheels program delivers meals to about 800 seniors five days a week.

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