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.


 


SOWEGA Council on Aging Serves More People


 


Albany Herald article - Carlton Fletcher: Area senior citizens add to graying work force


 


SOWEGA Council on Aging hosted Open House - over 150 people attended seeking information and resources on Aging & Disability


 


On Nov 6, 2014, the C.O.P.E (Community Outreach Programs and Education) held a lunch & learn at the SOWEGA Council on Aging.


 


That's A Wrap! Lunch & Learn a HUGE success!


 


The SOWEGA Council on Aging receives $1 million Capital Grant from Harry & Jeanette Weinberg Foundation


 


"The Harry and Jeanette Weinberg Ballroom" dedication will be on Thursday, September 18 at 11:00am at the Kay H. Hind Senior Life Enrichment Center. Join us to hear more...


 


The Division of Aging is interested in receiving input from Southwest Georgia.


 


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


 


Bank of America donates to Meals on Wheels program


 


Buy tickets on EVENTS tab.


 


Ladies of all ages can get dressed up and enjoy high tea. Tickets on sale now at 335 W. Society Avenue in Albany. $10 per person, benefiting our seniors!


 


Meeting to be held at the Senior Life Enrichment Center in Albany. Learn about important legislative updates concerning seniors.


 


Purchase tickets for Dinner & Dancing on the EVENTS TAB. Join us in celebrating the Grand Opening of the Senior Life Enrichment Center in Albany.


 


Basic Computer Class - Register NOW...seating is limited!


 


Do you have concerns about falling? Find answers at the next class...register NOW!


 


Empty Bowls Raises Awareness


 


See the "Publications" page for updated agency information


 


2013 Annual Meeting


 


Budget Cuts, Sequestration, Programs, and New Senior Life Enrichment Center Updates


 


Register now for the 2013 Caregiver Lunch & Learn Seminar


 

Enhancing the health of GOLDEN rams in their GOLDEN years! Don't miss out on this important information.


 


Tod Allen Herendeen show to benefit Council on Aging


 


Registration is now open for the "Serving Up Meals" tennis tournament


 

Albany City Leaders Unanimously Approve $300,000 SPLOST for Senior Center


 


Seniors concerned about losing Meals on Wheels program and more.


 


Coach Jesse Massey gives back to COA and community


 


Massey Supports Senior Life Enrichment Center


 


A Gift That Travels A Long Way


 


Darden Restaurants support Meals on Wheels


 


8th Annual Comedy Night Raises Funds for Meals on Wheels


 


SOWEGA Council on Aging Faces Major Budget Cuts


 


Humor Raises Money for Serious Needs


 


Sweet Potatoes Fashion Show Benefits Meals on Wheels! Show your support for this local business on August 3rd 12-4pm at the Hilton Garden Inn.


 


Chronic Disease Self Management Program...valuable information that can change your life!


 


This 6-week course provides a "tool Kit" for Caregivers


 


COPE shares important healthcare information with seniors!


 


8th Annual Comedy Night is August 15th with Dr. Dennis Swanberg - Tickets available NOW!


 


Kay Hind Receives Lifetime Achievement Award


 


City Officials and Board of Directors tour construction site


 


Medicare Diabetes Prevention Screenings are FREE!


 


Congratulations Charlie Phillips - and Thank You!


 


Juleps, Jockeys and Jazz 2013 a success!


 


Programs Face Big Budget Cuts


 


Phoebe Community Visions helps fund "A Matter of Balance" - fall prevention program


 


GoDirect deadline March 1, 2013


 


Tax Preparation ongoing through April 15


 


Thank you Shane Kelley and Monsanto Fund!


 


Dr. Grant Speaks at Senior Center


 


Thank you to all generous Potters, Restaurants, Schools, and Volunteers. We appreciate the community for embracing "Empty Bowls" and the 400 ticket holders that brought the event to life!


 


It's Time for the 2nd Annual Empty Bowls


 


We appreciate all who attended the Public Hearings. Your input is extremely valuable to our organization!


 


2012 Annual Meeting


 


Thank you to everyone who participated in the success of Empty Bowls 2013!



 


Nov. 8, 2012 - Family Caregiver Program - Lunch & Learn


 


The SOWEGA Council on Aging breaks ground on the Albany Senior Life Enrichment Center. October 18, 2012


 


100 people came to this seminar and learned how to protect, detect and report abuse and financial exploitation.


 


Seniors display art at Shades of Gold Art Show, June 7, 2012


 


Comedy Night a success!


 


2012 Martha Eaves Advocating for Positive Change Award


 

 

 

TAKE A LOOK AT WHAT WE DO

Below are various photo galleries created from photos taken at SOWEGA Council on Aging events. Click on any photo to enlarge the photo and start to scroll through all photos in your selected Photo Gallery.
 

We're Diggin' In!
Raised gardens built at Senior Life Enrichment Center in Albany
(This Photo Gallery Created: November 19, 2014

 

2014 Caregiver Lunch & Learn Seminar
(This Photo Gallery Created: November 18, 2014

 

The BIG Event
Open House at the Senior Life Enrichment Center
(This Photo Gallery Created: November 19, 2014

 

16th Annual Healthy Communities Summit
Co-Hosted by SOWEGA Council on Aging
(This Photo Gallery Created: June 05, 2014

 

A Matter of Balance and Computer classes in session!
If you are 60+ and interested in registering for programs, call (229) 435-6789
(This Photo Gallery Created: April 25, 2014

 

CO-AGE Meeting April 24, 2014
Coalition of Advocates for Georgia's Elderly meeting was held at the Senior Life Enrichment Center in Albany
(This Photo Gallery Created: April 25, 2014

 

Golden Olympics 2014
(This Photo Gallery Created: April 23, 2014

 

3rd Annual Caregiver Conference
(This Photo Gallery Created: April 23, 2014

 

Grand Opening - Kay H. Hind Senior Life Enrichment Center
Building Dedication and Ribbon Cutting
(This Photo Gallery Created: April 23, 2014

 

Mayor's Day of Recognition for National Service
Mayor Hubbard Proclamation
(This Photo Gallery Created: April 04, 2014

 

Diabetes Prevention Lunch & Learn Seminar
C.O.P.E and SOWEGA COA partner to bring information to community about Diabetes
(This Photo Gallery Created: March 11, 2014

 

First client exercise class held in the new Senior Life Enrichment Center
(This Photo Gallery Created: March 11, 2014

 

Empty Bowls 2014
Event raises awareness - tickets sold out!
(This Photo Gallery Created: January 28, 2014

 

Santa for Seniors 2013
Dougherty County Rotary donates and delivers gifts to seniors
(This Photo Gallery Created: December 18, 2013

 

RSVP Annual Luncheon 2013
(This Photo Gallery Created: December 10, 2013

 

2013 Annual Meeting
(This Photo Gallery Created: November 26, 2013

 

2013 Caregiver Lunch & Learn Seminar / Award Ceremony
(This Photo Gallery Created: November 19, 2013

 

2013 Caregiver Lunch & Learn Seminar / Award Ceremony
(This Photo Gallery Created: November 19, 2013

 

Serving Up Meals Tennis Tournament 2013
(This Photo Gallery Created: November 19, 2013

 

Serving Up Meals Tennis Tournament 2013
(This Photo Gallery Created: November 19, 2013

 

Museum of Aviation Trip
Group of 38 seniors enjoyed the Aviation Museum this summer!
(This Photo Gallery Created: August 27, 2013

 

Powerful Tools for Caregivers Class
Participants completed the Powerful Tools for caregivers which is an educational six-week course offered through SOWEGA COA. The class gives caregivers a "box of tools" for managing their self-care.
(This Photo Gallery Created: August 13, 2013

 

SWGA CARE-NET Meeting July 26
The SWGA CARE-NET works in partnership with the Rosalynn Carter Institute for Caregiving. The CARE-NET members pictured include volunteer leaders, advocates from the community, state agencies, private corporations, churches, and family caregivers. This is a resource for information, assistance, counseling, training, and support groups for caregivers in Southwest Georgia.
(This Photo Gallery Created: July 30, 2013

 

Powerful Tools for Caregivers class: Bainbridge Senior Center June 6th-July 18
Want to get involved? Call the Family Caregiver Program at (229) 432-1124
(This Photo Gallery Created: July 30, 2013

 

Senior Life Enrichment Center Project - July 2013
(This Photo Gallery Created: July 02, 2013

 

Powerful Tools for Caregiver Class 2013
(This Photo Gallery Created: July 02, 2013

 

2nd Annual Juleps, Jockeys & Jazz!
May 4, 2013 - Kentucky Derby Fundraiser
(This Photo Gallery Created: May 08, 2013

 

Senior Life Enrichment Center Construction Progress
Feb 2013
(This Photo Gallery Created: March 27, 2013

 

Senior Life Enrichment Center Construction Progress
February 2013
(This Photo Gallery Created: March 27, 2013

 

Fashion Show 2013
Albany Site#1 Senior Life Enrichment Center Fashion Show 2013
(This Photo Gallery Created: March 27, 2013

 

Senior Week at the Capitol
Advocates encourage legislators to be there for seniors
(This Photo Gallery Created: March 06, 2013

 

Baker County Receives Funds
Thanks to Shane Kelley and Monsanto
(This Photo Gallery Created: February 18, 2013

 

Dr. Grant speaks at Senior Center
Black History Month 2013
(This Photo Gallery Created: February 07, 2013

 

Empty Bowls 2013
(This Photo Gallery Created: January 29, 2013

 

Empty Bowls 2013
(This Photo Gallery Created: January 29, 2013

 

January 2013 Site Visit
Senior Life Enrichment Center - Albany, Georgia
(This Photo Gallery Created: January 25, 2013

 

December 2012 Site Visit
Senior Life Enrichment Center Project - Albany
(This Photo Gallery Created: January 11, 2013

 

B.R.E.W. Christmas 2012
Building Relationships Empowering Women (MillerCoors)
(This Photo Gallery Created: January 11, 2013

 

Santa for Seniors 2012
Rotary Club of Dougherty County
(This Photo Gallery Created: December 19, 2012

 

Retired Senior Volunteer Program Appreciation Luncheon
Volunteers age 55+ who serve at community impact stations
(This Photo Gallery Created: December 05, 2012

 

Volunteers Drive Meals on Wheels Program
Thanksgiving 2012
(This Photo Gallery Created: December 05, 2012

 

Ground Breaking Ceremony - Senior Life Enrichment Center
October 18, 2012
(This Photo Gallery Created: October 19, 2012

 

"Know Your Rights!" Elder Rights Team Event
Over 100 people attended this important seminar, learning how to detect, protect and report elder abuse and financial exploitation.
(This Photo Gallery Created: October 08, 2012

 

Moultrie Senior Center voted center with best activities in Colquitt County
Moultrie Senior Center voted center with best activities in Colquitt County
(This Photo Gallery Created: August 28, 2012

 

Caregiver Support Group
Providing Emotional Support and Education - This support group is for Professional and Family Care Givers. For more information on how you can join: Call 432-1124
(This Photo Gallery Created: July 16, 2012

 

Flu Shots FREE for Senior Center Participants
October 2012
(This Photo Gallery Created: October 19, 2012

 

Comedy Night 2012
Jeanne Robertson
(This Photo Gallery Created: October 19, 2012

 

Kiwanis supports Meals on Wheels
The Kiwanis Club of Dougherty County already lends support to Sowega Council on Aging by manning a “Meals on Wheels” delivery route every Thursday and Friday. On June 25, though, the club demonstrated financial support for the council, as Sowega Council executive director Kay Hind accepted a check for $1,000 from club president Todd Butler. Hind, who is also a Kiwanis DoCo member, was honored earlier this year as 2012 Distinguished Older Georgian by the Georgia House of Representatives in Atlanta.
(This Photo Gallery Created: July 02, 2012

 

Dr. Lane Price Speaks at Care-Net Meeting
June 22, 2012 at Grand Island Golf Course - Albany, GA
(This Photo Gallery Created: June 22, 2012

 

Shades of Gold 2012
Senior Art Show
(This Photo Gallery Created: June 20, 2012

 

GeorgiaCares Educational Program
Georgia/Florida Event
(This Photo Gallery Created: June 19, 2012

 

GeorgiaCares Presentation
Brian Ramey, GeorgiaCares Program Coordinator
(This Photo Gallery Created: June 14, 2012

 

Thomas County Senior Center Garden
Scott Senior Center
(This Photo Gallery Created: June 14, 2012

 

Colquitt County Senior Center Prom
Moultrie Senior Center
(This Photo Gallery Created: June 14, 2012

 

Miller B.R.E.W. Crew raises over $2,500 to help seniors this summer!
Carolyn Rivers, Sonya Roberts, Carolyn Walters, Sandra Feliciano (not pictured), and Shirley Patterson with Kay Hind and Debbie Blanton. May, 2012
(This Photo Gallery Created: May 14, 2012

 

Moultrie Police Department officers receive Angel In Blue Award
Corporal Elvan Kerr, Officer Latoya Bell, and Officer David Jones. May 10, 2012
(This Photo Gallery Created: May 14, 2012

 

Juleps, Jockeys & Jazz 2012
Raising Funds for Seniors in 14 Counties! May 5, 2012
(This Photo Gallery Created: May 14, 2012

 

ADRC Quarterly Meeting
Meeting was held at the Baker County Senior Center
(This Photo Gallery Created: April 03, 2012

 

CARE-NET meeting March 16, 2012 @ Grand Island Clubhouse
A network of Caregivers...educate, advocate, resource development.
(This Photo Gallery Created: March 23, 2012

 

NEW Albany Center
(This Photo Gallery Created: March 14, 2012

 

Kay H. Hind 2012 Distinguished Older Georgian
(This Photo Gallery Created: March 09, 2012

 

EMPTY BOWLS 2012
"Art With A Heart"
(This Photo Gallery Created: December 27, 2011

 

COMEDY NIGHT 2011
Band: The P & W Trio / Comedian: Carl Hurley
(This Photo Gallery Created: September 12, 2011

 

Georgia Commission on Family Violence
Elaine Wilson appointed by Governor Nathan Deal
(This Photo Gallery Created: September 16, 2011

 

Rosalynn Carter Institute Gala
Debbie Blanton, Asst. Director SOWEGA Council on Aging, Betty Thornton, Bookkeeping; Sharyn Shamlee, Ex. Asst.; Ada Brown, Family Caregiver Coordinator
(This Photo Gallery Created: October 10, 2011

 

Active Aging Week
Riverwalk, Albany, Ga.
(This Photo Gallery Created: October 10, 2011

 

Georgia Gerontology Society Board of Directors
GGS Annual Conference
(This Photo Gallery Created: October 17, 2011

 

Elder Abuse and Prevention Seminar
The Plaza Restaurant, Thomasville, Georgia
(This Photo Gallery Created: November 02, 2011

 

 

 

 

 

 


 
 
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