Living Longer, Living Stronger, Living Safer!

"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."


This event benefits Empty Bowls, a collaboration with the Albany Area Arts Council. REGISTER on the EVENTS tab.




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

paint 2 give - Learn special painting techniques with Stacie Brown, owner and artist at The Clay Spot. Benefits Empty Bowls, a collaboration with the Albany Area Arts Council.

Empty Bowls 2015 - Buy tickets now for Empty Bowls 2015! (See EVENT tab for details)

Diabetic Lunch & Learn - Join us for this fun and educational Lunch & Learn. Nutritional cooking demonstrations, diabetic information, and lunch served!

Fearless Caregiver Conference - Overwhelmed by caregiving challenges?

Calendar of Events (Nov-Dec) - Check out our upcoming events! (Go to EVENTS tab for details)

Line Dancing. Beginner and Intermediate classes available - FREE! - See EVENTS tab for details.

Art Classes - Weekly art classes. See EVENTS tab for details.

Drumming Classes Available - FREE! - Drumming can be a lot of fun for musical skills required. (See EVENTS tab for details)

Computer Classes - See EVENTS tab for details.

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 begin April 1. Register NOW - class size limited.

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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