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Second batch of HOPE Candles are available

Elder Care Community Council of Franklin County, ECCC, announces that there is a second batch of our signature “HOPE” candle. The first batch sold out quickly and you will want to get these candles for yourself and for those on your holiday gift list. The candles are for sale at Bee Inspired Too, located at Read More

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7,000 lunches! GivingTuesday is December 1

At a time when we are all experiencing the pandemic, generosity is what brings people of all races, faiths, and political views together across the globe. Generosity gives everyone the power to make a positive change in the lives of others and is a fundamental value anyone can act on. Elder Care Community Council of Read More

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October 29, 2020

Elder Care Community Council of Franklin County’s mission is to bridge the gaps in services for people over age 55 in our county.  If you or someone you know are in need of assistance of any kind, please give us a call at 850-370-0116 so we can help you link with available resources.  Here are Read More

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October 22, 2020

Did you know that moving your body more, getting your fruits and vegetables, and volunteering are all proven ways to live a happier, longer life according to many research studies?  If you have an extra hour per week, or month,  to volunteer for Elder Care Community Council of Franklin County, we need you.  Call us Read More

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Gardening and nature at Holy Family

“Gardening tunes me into nature, holding the plants and dipping my fingers into the soil connects me to the earth’s heartbeat,‘’ says Nancy Jones, Elder Care Community Council of Franklin County, ECCC, garden volunteer at Holy Family Senior Center in Apalachicola. Jones and her husband, Warren Hull, retired to Indian Pass from Atlanta.  Jones taught Read More

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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