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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

Open Houses - Join us for Open Houses in honor of Older Americans Month across all 14 counties!

Welcome to Medicare Class - Our April Medicare Class was fully booked! Make sure to register for the upcoming July class to get your seat.

25th Annual Shades of Gold - Join us from 12:00 p.m. to 2:00 p.m. on Thursday, June 7th for the 25th Annual Senior Art Show, Shades of Gold

Pedaling for Parkinson's - Pedaling for Parkinson’s
Exercise Your Brain…Ride A Bike!
An exercise and support group for participants living with Parkinson’s Disease.
8 Week Sessions: May 7 – June 29
Monday, Wednesday, & Friday 2:00 p.m. in the Wellness Room.
Registration Fee: No charge for the participants first 8 week session. For repeat sessions, fee is $30. Priority spots reserved for first-time participants.
Must have medical clearance to participate.
Class size is limited to the first 10 registrants.
Call Robin McCord at (229) 435-6789 to reserve your seat for this program!

Computer Classes - Looking to enhance your computer skills? We have the classes to help you!

Tai Chi for Arthritis - Decatur
 
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Wine & Watercolors - Where fine art meets fun art! This event is for those closet artists wanting a little "liquid courage" to pick up a paint brush. Participants will have fun while they learn the basics of creating easy and successful watercolor paintings. No prior art experience needed.

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

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

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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