The Red River Council on Aging is in good shape going into the next fiscal year. And they are looking to continue recovering from the setback of the pandemic. That report given at the annual membership meeting of the Council. At the meeting the 2022-23 Board of Directors was announced, and new officers were elected for the coming Year.
Carolyn Hayes was elected President of the board. Other officers elected were John Brewer, Vice President; Diane Slatten, Treasurer; and Katherine Smith, Secretary.
Special Guest at the meeting was Lakeisha Robertson of the Governor’s Office of Elderly Affairs. Robertson expressed her gratitude to the Council for the many programs offered to assist seniors in the parish.
Director Liz Cannon reported to the board that the annual Health Fair has resumed, following the lifting of COVID Restrictions. Cannon said, “We had our Health Fair in May. There were over 20 vendors and over 100 people participated.”
Other milestones reported by Cannon and Assistant Director Michael Braswell included distributing 105 fans this summer with more to be given out, participating in the Farmer’s Market program by over 200 people, and 300 participants in the distribution of 80 pound food boxes from Catholic Charities, and serving over 30 clients with income tax preparation.
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