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|Serving People: Celebrating Older Americans Month|
|Observed every May, Older Americans Month was first established in 1963 to acknowledge the contributions of past and current older persons to our country.|
To celebrate Older Americans Month this year, TARCOG staff assisted with events in all five county regions: Jackson County: Luau on the Lake on May 5; Madison County: 24th Annual Retirement Lifestyle Expo on May 9; Marshall County: Older Americans Festival, Football Blast on May 11; Limestone County: Countywide Bingo on May 12; DeKalb County: Countywide Bingo on May 17.
|Each event was highly successful with great staff support and community involvement. A total of 1,730 seniorsattended events across the five-county region. |
The events were also supported by community leaders, including Mac McCutcheon, Chairman of the Madison County Commission; Collin Daly, Chairman of the Limestone County Commission; and Nick Nyberg with the Alabama Department of Senior Services.
These events were made possible by our partners throughout the region: Jackson County Council on Aging, Studio 60 Senior Center, Marshall County Council on Aging, Limestone County Council on Aging, DeKalb County Council on Aging, and Fort Payne Parks and Recreation.
We look forward to next year’s Older Americans Month celebrations!
|Growing Our Economy: How We’re Helping Our Community|
|Our Economic Development & Planning (ED&P) team provides an array of services to local governments and acts as an advocate for partners and citizens throughout the region. Check out some of our recent successes: |
U.S. Space & Rocket Center (USSRC) Receives Funds for New Space Camp Operations CenterThe ED&P team helped the USSRC receive $1 million of Appalachian Regional Commission funds to support expanded STEM-based programming for Space Camp. The funds will be used to purchase equipment for a new, state-of-the-art Space Camp Operations Center, where students will train in aviation, aeronautics, robotics, cyber, and related career pathways.
Pryor Field Regional Airport Receives Funds for New Industry GrowthWith help from the ED&P team, partners in Limestone County received $1 million of Community Development Block Grant Economic Development funding and $1 million of Appalachian Regional Commission Southern Aviation and Automotive Workforce funding. Along with local matching funds, these grants will enable the Pryor Field Regional Airport to extend the wastewater system to the airfield. The project will leverage $25 million in private investment and create 250 well-paying aviation-related jobs in Limestone County.
|TARCOG Initiates Regional Safe Streets and Roads for All (SS4A) Action PlanThe TARCOG Rural Planning Organization received $400,000 of U.S. Department of Transportation funding to conduct a regional transportation safety plan for all municipalities in the service area. The action plan is a requirement of the Safe Streets and Roads for All (SS4A) program. All participating jurisdictions will be eligible to apply for SS4A implementation funding. This region-wide planning effort will address transportation safety issues across the TARCOG region.|
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|Save the Dates2nd Annual PEACE Conference & Fraud Summit|
Wednesday, June 288 a.m. – 3 p.m.First Baptist Church of Huntsville
The PEACE Conference (Preventing Elder Abuse and Criminal Exploitation) & Fraud Summit is open to the public. CEUs will be offered, and lunch will be provided. Registration opens in June.
Check the TARCOG website for more details coming soon!
See Our Events CalendarMasters Games of Alabama, District 2
June 14 & 16Athens Rec Center in Athens, AL
June 20Monrovia Community Center in Huntsville, AL
June 22Brahan Springs Rec Center in Huntsville, AL
June 26AMF Pin Palace Bowling Lanes in Huntsville, AL
Come cheer on the District 2 teams for the Masters Games! All events are free to attend.
For more information, contact Emily McCamy at 256-845-8590.