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Assistance for food

S.N.A.P. is Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program.  If you need assistance to purchase food, you may be eligible for S.N.A.P. food assistance benefits.  Many of us have been financially impacted during the COVID-19 health crisis.  Some of us are working reduced hours, are unemployed, or retired on a limited income.  If your finances are tight, see Read More

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Mother’s Day Celebration Lunch

Elder Care Community Council of Franklin County, ECCC,  would like to invite you to celebrate Mother’s Day, Saturday, May 8, noon-2pm, with a drive-thru luncheon out of Holy Family Senior Center.  The Center is located at 203 Dr. Frederick Humphries Drive in Apalachicola.  The sponsors of this event to honor all the Mother’s are:  Harold Read More

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Multi-family yard sale a success!

The yard sale held on Thursday, May 6th from 4pm-7pm at the old AJ’s Restaurant location, corner of MLK Ave & 9th Street in Apalachicola, was a huge success raising almost $1,200 for ECCC.  The sale was a multi-family sponsored event with all precedes directly to Elder Care Community Council (ECCC) to continue the work Read More

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How Holy Family’s gardens grow

Elder Care Community Council of Franklin County, ECCC,  is gearing up for spring cleaning and planting of the gardens at the Holy Family Senior Center, 203 Dr. Frederick Humphries Drive in Apalachicola. Everyone is welcome to stop by the garden and stroll through anytime.  Blanket flower, porter weed, cone flowers, native milkweed, Passion flower, lavender, Read More

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Defibrillator installed at Holy Family Senior Center

Ramon Valenzuela, Weems Memorial Hospital in Apalachicola, and Richard Lewis , Franklin County EMS Director install an AED, Automated External Defibrillator, at the Holy Family Senior Center this past week.  This device is used to help those experiencing sudden cardiac arrest.   It can analyze the heart’s rhythm and, if necessary, deliver an electrical shock, Read More

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Hope for Healing can help the elderly

Elder Care Community Council of Franklin County, ECCC,  is sharing information from Darcy Abbott, MSW, LCSW, Florida Division of Emergency Management. Through, Hope for Healing Initiative, Florida Department of Elder Affairs is prioritizing and understands the great need for mental health services during and after a disaster. Disasters, such as the COVID-19 pandemic or a hurricane, do not discriminate Read More

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Apalachicola Bay Chamber supports ECCC

President of Elder Care Community Council of Franklin County, Valentina Webb, was presented with a check in the amount of $1585 from Executive Director of Apalachicola Bay Chamber of Commerce, John Solomon. The funds were raised at the 4th Annual Butts & Clucks Cook-Off on the Bay.  Special thanks to Team Uncle Bucks BBQ, Backyard Read More

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Seafood Lunch

Elder Care Community Council of Franklin County, ECCC, had an amazing Thursday last week.  ECCC treated the seniors to a delicious seafood lunch ’to-go’.  Sponsors were the Apalachicola Oyster Company & Water Street Seafood along with many, many volunteers.  ECCC is so grateful for the volunteer chefs:  Andre Wynn, Chef Ed Miller, Ramon Valenzeula, and Craig Read More

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Valentine Balloons delivered

Last week, Elder Care Community Council of Franklin County (ECCC) participants were greeted at their door by ECCC volunteers with a Valentine balloon from the Tabernacle of Faith International Ministries, a variety of magazines from the Margaret Key Library and bedding donated by The Gibson Inn & St. James Health and Rehabilitation Center.  The smiles Read More