The Senior Hunger Summit is calling all experts, policy makers and community stakeholders to help raise awareness and seek solutions for senior hunger in our communities.


 

 

 

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

1/2 Mile and 1 Mile Senior Fun Walk - Join us Albany Riverfront Park Friday, Sept. 20 from 9 -11 am. FREE 1 Mile and 1/2 Mile Fun Walk, Warm Up & Stretch, Tai Chi Demonstration and more! (See EVENTS tab for details)

Chronic Disease Self Management Program (CDSMP) - Program runs October 12 - November 16. Take charge of your life! Call (229) 435-6789 to register. (See EVENTS tab for details)

A Matter of Balance - Fall Prevention Program - Every 11 seconds, and older adult is treated in the emergency room for a fall; every 19 minutes. an older adult dies from a fall. Don't be a victim, the risk of falls can be reduced. Find our how by registering for our next series January 17 - February 9. (See EVENTS tab for details)

GeorgiaCares Counseling Stations in Southwest Georgia - Go to the events tab to see where we have set up our counseling stations.

Health Fair Schedule 2016 - 2017 - Click on the EVENT tab for Health Fair dates in your area.

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.

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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