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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

22nd annual Shades of Gold - June 4, 2015. This senior art show will display over 40 works of art. FREE admission includes award show and reception.

Computer Classes - ONLY $10 per person! 8-class course for seniors - call (229) 435-6789 to register

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 ongoing. Call (229) 435-6789 for upcoming schedule.

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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