Tift Co. kicks off Older Americans Month - WALB.com, South Georgia News, Weather, Sports

Tift Co. kicks off Older Americans Month

The Recreation Department is set for a month of activities (Source:WALB) The Recreation Department is set for a month of activities (Source:WALB)
Attendees filled the First Baptist Church Family Life Center (Source:WALB) Attendees filled the First Baptist Church Family Life Center (Source:WALB)
Tifton Mayor, Julie Smith (Source:WALB) Tifton Mayor, Julie Smith (Source:WALB)
TIFT CO., GA (WALB) -

The long lives and accomplishments of seniors are being celebrated throughout the month of May. 

The Tift County Recreation Department is kicking off a number of festivities for Older Americans Month.

 The events range from a driver safety course to yoga and cooking classes. It all started with a luncheon hosted by Tifton Mayor Julie Smith Monday.    

"From World Wars to the Depression, most of these citizens, that are in this auditorium today, lived through those events," Smith said. "So, their perspective, and what they take away, is so important to us as we move into the future."

Tift County has been celebrating Older Americans Month for 38 years.

Copyright  2016 WALB.  All rights reserved.

  • More WALB News10 HeadlinesMore News HeadlinesMore>>

  • Woman arrested for elderly abuse in Moultrie

    Woman arrested for elderly abuse in Moultrie

    Friday, March 24 2017 2:12 PM EDT2017-03-24 18:12:00 GMT
    (Source:WALB)(Source:WALB)

    Carolyn Edwards is now charged with Two counts of Simple Battery and two counts of Exploitation Of an Elderly Person. According to a report, the victim was an 87 year old patient. So far it hasn't been confirmed if Edwards was the caretaker of that man but that the incident did happen at Magnolia Manor in Moultrie.

    More >>

    Carolyn Edwards is now charged with Two counts of Simple Battery and two counts of Exploitation Of an Elderly Person. According to a report, the victim was an 87 year old patient. So far it hasn't been confirmed if Edwards was the caretaker of that man but that the incident did happen at Magnolia Manor in Moultrie.

    More >>
  • Young Tifton actress makes her mark in Hollywood

    Young Tifton actress makes her mark in Hollywood

    Friday, March 24 2017 1:00 PM EDT2017-03-24 17:00:22 GMT
    Caitlin Carmichael and Luke Colombero (Source: Frank Sayles, Jr.)Caitlin Carmichael and Luke Colombero (Source: Frank Sayles, Jr.)

    Actress Caitlin Carmichael, 12, a Tifton native, is among an ensemble cast of child actors who won a Young Entertainer Award at Universal Studios in Hollywood, California.

    More >>

    Actress Caitlin Carmichael, 12, a Tifton native, is among an ensemble cast of child actors who won a Young Entertainer Award at Universal Studios in Hollywood, California.

    More >>
  • Long-awaited rest stop opens Monday

    Long-awaited rest stop opens Monday

    Friday, March 24 2017 11:53 AM EDT2017-03-24 15:53:05 GMT
    (Source: GA Dept. of Transportation)(Source: GA Dept. of Transportation)

     The Georgia Department of Transportation announced Friday that the newly refurbished Interstate 75 north and south rest areas in Turner County will reopen Monday.

    More >>

     The Georgia Department of Transportation announced Friday that the newly refurbished Interstate 75 north and south rest areas in Turner County will reopen Monday.

    More >>
Powered by Frankly