Area Agency On Aging Celebration Celebration To Be Online


Set for this month is the Region IV Area Agency on Aging’s annual celebration. COO Christine Vanlandingham tells WSJM News the event is a chance to review accomplishments of the last year and look ahead.

“Typically we have about 200 individuals that come out to this,” Vanlandingham said. “Last year we held it at the Carousel Pavilion so we were inside in the Shadowland Ballroom, and we filled the joint. There were times when it was a standing room only event.”

Due to COVID, the party this year will be virtual. Vanlandingham says it will be over Zoom with opportunities for interaction. Two awards will be presented. They are for the Caregiver of the Year and Direct Care Worker of the Year.

“In the past year, in particular, caregivers have borne a greater burden, and we’ve had people step into that role in ways they never thought they would need to or would be able to.”

The Area Agency on Aging is taking nominations for both awards now. You can submit a nomination here. You can also register to attend the celebration here. The party will be February 23 at 11 a.m. and everyone’s invited.

Source: WSJM
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