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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

Tai Chi for Arthritis - January 4 - February 22, 2018
Thursdays, 3 - 3:45pm
$10 for 8 sessions

Chair Yoga - Mondays at 3pm and Fridays at 9am, FREE until February 2018

Valentine's DIY Centerpiece Class - Valentine's DIY Centerpiece Class
Wednesday, January 31, 2018
Registration Fee: $35

Registration Deadline:
January 24

Instruction, flowers and supplies by Derrell Humphries
of Flowers by Derrell

Empty Bowls 2018 - Almost SOLD OUT - Empty Bowls 2018
January 17, 11am - 1 pm
James H. Gray Civic Center

Line Dance Classes - Come enjoy yourself at this FREE class!
Beginners - Monday 11am
Advanced: Wednesdays 3pm

Chronic Disease Self-Management Program - Chronic Disease Self-Management Program

November 15 - December 20, 2017
9:30 am - 12 pm

Century Pines

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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