Angelina Beautiful/Clean has launched a mobile web and desktop accessible app that contains all of the information people need to know about puts garbage, recycling, special waste collection details tailored specifically to their neighborhood.
According to “We are excited to bring a new piece of technology into communicating with the community that we serve,’’ said Jennifer La Corte, AB/C executive director. ‘‘Many people utilize their smartphones for all facets of life and this was a natural fit for us to print less paper and have another means of communication to reach the public about recycling and waste diversion.”
The app, developed by Recycle Coach, provides residents with a full range events and the collection schedule for Lufkin.
Once residents have downloaded the app from the iTunes Store and Google Play, they can set it up to give them regular reminders for any of the city’s collection programs.
“Power in Community,” a conference on Medicare and health issues is scheduled for July 9 at the Pitser Garrison Convention Center. The program starts at 9 a.m., a lunch will be provided and there is no charge for attending. The event will be hosted by the Area Agency on Aging and the Southeast & Deep East Texas Aging and Disability Resource Center.
There will be presentations on Medicare basics, Medicare preventative services, help in paying for Medicare costs and preventing Medicare fraud. There also will be presentations on nutrition and diabetes education. The program is designed for the aged and disabled and those interested in becoming volunteer benefits counselors.
Anyone wanting to register, or needing more information, may contact the Southeast and Deep East Texas Aging and Disability Resource Center at the Deep East Texas Council of Government’s Office in Jasper at (409) 384-7614.
For many families dealing with high energy bills, paying those bills can be overwhelming. Assistance with those bills may be available to families in Angelina County.
Greater East Texas Community Action Program is utilizing federal LIHEAP funding for households who qualify. Individuals are seen by appointment. To inquire or request help, call (800) 621-5746. The request is also found at get-cap.org.