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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

WEATHER ANNOUNCEMENT - CLOSURES - SOWEGA Council on Aging Senior Center locations in the following counties will be closed and transportation has been halted for Wednesday, October 10th and Thursday, October 11th in the following counties:
Dougherty, Calhoun, Baker, Early, Terrell, Decatur, Grady, Miller, Colquitt, Mitchell, Lee, Thomas, Seminole, and Worth

NEW Tai Chi Dates! - Look at our new Fall Tai Chi dates!

Annual Caregiver Lunch & Learn - Learn new strategies as a caregiver to reduce stress with Dr. Hannor-Walker, PhD, LPC, NCC at our Annual Caregiver Lunch & Learn. We'll be discussing multiple topics from Powerful no Powerless and more.

SWGA Senior Hunger Coalition - Be a part of this meaningful step in fighting senior hunger. Contact us to get involved.

Health Network Meeting - Register on the events tab for the Health Network Meeting for CCSP and SOURCE Providers

Tai Chi for Arthritis and Fall Prevention - Especially effective for arthritis, Tai Chi is a great start for beginner to improve health and wellness. The program is proven to be effective to prevent falls, too! Register now for our fall classes starting on August 8th.

Indoor Cycling - Indoor Cycling Classes for Age 60+

Pedaling for Parkinson's - NEW dates! - 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: September 10th-November 2nd, November 5th-December 31st
Monday, Wednesday, & Friday 2:00 p.m. in the Wellness Room.
Registration Fee: No charge for the participant's 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!

Chair Yoga - Mondays at 3pm and Fridays at 9am, FREE!

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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