ALBANY, GA (WALB) - The SOWEGA council on aging received a helping hand from the Thanks Mom and Dad Grant.
The board of trustees came down from Atlanta to award a grant for a little over 4 thousand dollars for the SOWEGA fall prevention program.
300 local seniors are on a waiting list for assistance.
SOWEGA held a 12 month study providing 21 of those seniors most at risk with in home safety equipment to reduce the risk of falls.
Izzie Sadler the Development Director says "Our goal was 20 percent reduction in falls and we ended up having a 70 percent reduction in falls by doing something just as simple as installing a grab bar or giving them a shower seat to use."
SOWEGA has a fall prevention donation page on their website or you can call them at 229-432-1124