WNEG names Newey as 2023 Active Senior of the Year

By Jessica Waters

Jeanie Newey has been named Stephens County’s 2023 Active Senior of the Year.

The award was announced at yesterday’s 21st Annual WNEG Senior Expo. Newey was recognized for her volunteer work and her positive attitude.

WNEG on-air personality Connie Gaines said, “Jeanie Newey is very active in this community. She volunteers at the Stephens County Senior Center, the Ritz Theatre, and Reins of Life. She is a proud mother and grandmother, and also has a fur baby, Ruby. Jeanie is always positive and willing to lend a hand and is a pleasure to work with wherever she volunteers.”

Newey said volunteer work is a good way to stay active.

More than 300 people from several counties attended the Senior Expo.