Living Longer, Living Stronger, Living Safer!
MEETING THE MENTAL, SPIRITUAL, AND PHYSICAL NEEDS OF OLDER PEOPLE IN OUR AREA

"The SOWEGA Council on Aging is committed to providing, developing, and coordinating services for people 60 years of age or older in the 14 county area of Southeast Georgia."

 



Call the SOWEGA Council on Aging to make an appointment to review your Medicare plan. Open Enrollment is October 15 - December 7.


 

 

 

The Albany-Dougherty Council on Aging was incorporated in 1966 to meet the physical mental and spiritual needs of older people in the area. In 1979, in order to accurately reflect the 14-county service area, the name was changed to the SOWEGA (Southwest Georgia) Council on Aging. At this time, the organization was designated an Area Agency on Aging by the State Office on Aging. Over the years, the agency has expanded to meet the needs of the ever-increasing number of older people in the public service area.

The Council on Aging (COA) plans, provides, develops and coordinates services for all people 60 years of age and older in a 14 county, 6,000 square mile area of southwest Georgia.

Ten percent of southwest Georgia's population is 65 years old, which includes some 59,368 people. Of this population, 30% are minority; 31% are low income, 17.5% are low-income minority; 25% live alone; and 62% are rural. With counties whose total population ranges from 4,074-96,065, it is easy to understand the challenges which must be met to provide services in a cost-effective, but fair manner. The flexibility in developing service plans, given to Area Agencies on Aging by the Division of Aging Services, permits this to happen.

SOWEGA Council on Aging is a non-profit organization

We depend on volunteers and donors to maintain programs and services in 14 counties of Southwest Georgia!  Please see the EVENTS, VOLUNTEER and DONATION pages for more information on how to get involved!

PHONE:  (229) 432-1124

TOLL FREE:  1(800) 282-6612

The BIG Event! - Join us November 13 from 3-6pm to learn all about our programs and services. (See EVENTS tab for details)

Caregiver Lunch & Learn Seminar - Register now for the annual Caregiver Lunch & Learn Seminar to be held Friday, November 14th. (See EVENTS tab for details)

Healthy Living over 60 - Join us for a lunch and learn full of tips for people age 60+ to live a healthy lifestyle. (See EVENTS tab for details)

Empty Bowls 2015 - Buy tickets now for Empty Bowls 2015! (See EVENT tab for details)

Calendar of Events (Nov-Dec) - Check out our upcoming events! (Go to EVENTS tab for details)

Drumming Classes Available - FREE! - Drumming can be a lot of fun for everyone...no musical skills required. (See EVENTS tab for details)

Monthly Caregiver Support Group - Join us monthly for information, encouragement and emotional support. See EVENTS tab for upcoming dates.
Call (229) 432-1124 to register.

Health Fair Schedule - Health Fairs are available for all seniors age 60+, see our full schedule on the event page.

Living Well Workshops - Take charge of your life - classes begin April 1. Register NOW - class size limited.

MALL WALKERS-Blood Pressure Checks - The first Tuesday of each month is Senior Day at "Belk" department store in the Albany Mall.
FREE blood pressure checks:
10:00 AM - 12:00 PM


 
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