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Working to decrease senior food insecurity

Feeding America oversees the largest network of food banks and pantries in the United States.  It has projected that up to 54 million Americans could be food insecure before the end of the year, a 46 percent increase since the pandemic began.  Feeding America has reported a 60% increase in the number of people it Read More

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Frost Pottery and Kit Fessey Donate Family Tree

Elder Care Community Council of Franklin County, ECCC,  accepts a family tree from Kit Fessey of St. George Island. Ellen Ashdown, also of St. George Island, writes this about the tree and the gift to Holy Family Senior Center in Apalachicola:  This family tree has real branches. Well, let’s say leaves. Its 16-year, 3-generational saga began Read More

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Holy Family Senior Center History

Holy Family Senior Center, a Spanish-style structure at 203 Dr. Frederick Humphries Drive in Apalachicola, is owned by the City of Apalachicola. It borders Franklin Square, one of six historic squares in Apalachicola, which also features a pavilion and playground on the opposite corner.  This is also the location for H’Cola Black History Festival.  Mayor Read More

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Big Bend Hospice Goodie Bags

This Saturday, August 2, would have been the ECCC SGI Sizzler 5K Race & One Mile Fun Run, but due to COVID-19, the event was cancelled. The Sizzler is the big fundraiser for Elder Care Community Council of Franklin County, ECCC, and this year would be the third year that  ECCC, would organize the race, and the 23rd year for the island Read More

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ECCC briefs Area Agency on Aging director

Elder Care Community Council Board of Directors met with Lisa Bretz, MSW, Executive Director of Area Agency on Aging (AAA) for North Florida this past week.  ECCC President Valentina Webb updated Ms. Bretz on activities since the COVID-19 closed the doors at Holy Family Senior Center in Apalachicola mid March.  ECCC had submitted our quarterly Read More

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More July News!

Living Waters Assembly of God in Apalachicola delivered over 70 individual boxes of fruits and vegetables to Holy Family Senior Center.  Pastor Scotty Lolley and Pastor Thomas Webb, along with Caleb Lolley (Red shirt) and Caden Allen (blue shirt)  unloaded the trailer of food at Holy Family Senior Center for distribution to seniors on the Read More

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July 2020

Elder Care Community Council of Franklin County is a 501(c)(3) non profit organization with a mission to bridge the gaps for seniors living in our county.  During this time of COVID-19, the Holy Family Senior Center remains closed to all activities.  The Center was thriving with the doors open from 10-2pm, Monday through Friday, for Read More

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Grandkids Make Pound Cakes for Seniors

Elder Care Community Council of Franklin County says, “Thank You” to  Bonnie Davis for gathering  her grandchildren, Annaliese and Theo Hovda, together in her kitchen to bake pound cakes for seniors.  Val Webb, President of ECCC, graciously accepted the cakes when they delivered them to Holy Family Senior Center in Apalachicola, 203 Dr. Frederick Humphries Drive. ECCC welcomes Read More

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ECCC is Almost 4 Years Old

Elder Care Community Council will be 4 years old this coming August. Martha Hodge, one of the founders and the first Treasurer of ECCC reminisces about the early days of  Elder Care Community Council and how the organization was formed. Martha states, “In the summer of 2016, I was alarmed to learn Liberty County staff were the providers of senior Read More