Editorial: Kay Hind retires, leaving behind strong legacy

Editorial: Kay Hind retires, leaving behind strong legacy

A woman who has served the SOWEGA Council on Aging for nearly a half century is retiring in the spring. Executive Director Kay Hind is 86, and has devoted most of her life to service.

The agency she heads is a big deal, with a $6 million budget, and their Community Care Program provides $13 million in services.

Hind will help with the transition to ensure the council is in good hands when she leaves.

"I'd like to go down to the beach a few days," said Hind. "Go to the mountains a few days. I haven't had the time to do that because I thought I couldn't leave. I could've left but once you get over-committed, you don't want to leave."

Kay Hind received an Excellence in Leadership Award in July at a National Association of Area Agencies on Aging conference held in Philadelphia.

She has been selected as a Woman of Distinction by the Girl Scouts of Historic Georgia, and the 'Kay H. Hind Senior Life Enrichment Center' is named in her honor.

Kay Hind is one of a kind, and we may never see her equal again. South Georgia seniors are better off because she served, and we wish her a rich and rewarding retirement.

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