First-Time Travels to Southwest Georgia
This past January and February, Georgia Relay Outreach Coordinator Brendan Underwood traveled to Southwest Georgia to connect with various senior living communities and centers in need of telecommunication accessibility services and equipment. On his trip, Brendan visited Relay Partners in Bainbridge, Donalsonville, Valdosta, Albany, and Columbus. He held informational sessions and connected with many welcoming people along the way.
Despite living in Georgia his entire life, this was Brendan’s first time visiting Southwest Georgia, and it did not disappoint. “Meeting with diverse clients in Southwest Georgia was a rewarding experience on both a personal and professional level,” says Brendan. “I hope I get an opportunity to visit again soon.”
In April, Brendan had a chance to return to Southwest Georgia and reach new communities in need all over Bainbridge, Donalsonville, and Thomasville. He conducted outreach among a variety of locations—such as veteran centers, senior-based settings, aging services facilities, and civic organizations. The points of contact he came across were all helpful and welcoming during his trip.
Georgia-Speech-Language-Hearing Association’s 2023 Annual Conference
In addition to his trips to Southwest Georgia, Brendan represented Georgia Relay at the Georgia Speech-Language-Hearing Association’s 2023 Annual Conference from February 23 – 25. Georgia Relay was a proud sponsor of this year’s conference and hosted a networking happy hour event. The event sparked many new relationships that are bound to make a difference in the prevention, diagnosis, and treatment of communication, swallowing, and hearing disorders.
LeadingAge Georgia 2023 Annual Conference
From May 8 – 10, Brendan attended the LeadingAge Georgia 2023 Annual Conference in Chattanooga, Tennessee where Georgia Relay was a platinum sponsor and hosted a session that helped retirees navigate a difficult insurance market. The session was a success as it informed many individuals, supported the welfare of older adults, and continued the fight against age-related stigma. Attending the conference allowed Georgia Relay to reach the long-term care and aging services market made up of seniors who benefit from using Relay services.
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Be on the lookout for stories about Brendan’s upcoming Relay outreach trips to Savannah and Southeast Georgia! Learn how your company or organization can benefit from becoming a Georgia Relay Partner by visiting georgiarelay.org/relay-partner-program/.