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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 - Medicare Open Enrollment - FREE, unbiased Medicare counseling from 3-6pm on November 3, 2016. See EVENTS tab for details.

Annual Caregiver Lunch & Learn - This annual event features Jennifer King, Licensed Professional Counselor. See EVENTS tab for details.

TRIP - Rylander Theatre - Enjoy a trip with other seniors to the Rylander Theatre in Americus! Busses will leave at 5pm promptly from the Senior Life Enrichment Center in Albany. Registration fee of $20 covers transportation and the show, but not dinner at The Station prior to the show. Trips fill up fast, register soon. Call (229) 435-6789 to register.

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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