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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

Do You Need Help with your Medicare? 2015 Medicare Office Tour - GeorgiaCares will bring trusted Medicare help to you in your community, we are coming to your area soon - check out the schedule for Open Enrollment!

A Matter of Balance - Many older adults experience concerns about falling and restrict their activities. A MATTER OF BALANCE is an award-winning program designed to manage falls and increase activity levels.

Community Education - SOWEGA Council on Aging Ombudsman Program - The SOWEGA Council on Aging Ombudsman Program will host a community education session on strangulation and domestic violence.

Active Aging Week - September 27 - October 3, 2015 - Join us for the fun! Register by calling (229) 435-6789

Powerful Tools for Caregivers - An educational program designed for Caregivers.

Caregiver Annual Lunch & Learn Seminar - Lunch & Learn Seminar for Caregivers.

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 2015 - 2016 - Click on EVENT tab to view Senior Center Health Fair schedule

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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