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."

 



This 6-week course provides important information to Caregivers, register NOW for September.


 

 

 

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

Powerful Tools for Caregivers - Register NOW! - This 6-week course provides important tools for Caregivers. Next course starts in September, see our event tab for more information.

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.

Monthly Caregiver Support Group - Join us monthly for information, encouragement and emotional support.
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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