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SOWEGA COUNCIL ON AGING CAREGIVER SUPPORT IS BACK

SOWEGA COUNCIL ON AGING CAREGIVER SUPPORT IS BACK Reuniting the Community with Return of Support Groups ALBANY, GA – Albany, GA – The Sowega Council on Aging (SCOA) is excited to announce the return of their Caregiver Support Groups, which were placed on an extended hold in 2020 due to COVID safety precautions. These groups provide a supportive community for …

SCOA & Dougherty County Rotary Deliver “Santa for Seniors”

ALBANY, GA – Fifty homebound seniors across Southwest Georgia will experience Christmas this year thanks to the partnership between Sowega Council on Aging (SCOA) and the Dougherty County Rotary Club. Santa for Seniors is an annual event that provides stockings filled with gifts to clients in the SCOA Home Delivered Meals program. “The seniors enrolled in the Home Delivered Meals …

SCOA Comedy Night Raises Over $30K

SOWEGA COUNCIL ON AGING COMEDY NIGHT RAISES OVER $30,000 TO COMBAT SENIOR HUNGER IN SOUTHWEST GEORGIA ALBANY, GA – The Sowega Council on Aging’s Comedy Night was a hit with supporters, including corporate sponsors, community partners, and event-goers. The annual event, held on Thursday, August 25, is one of the agency’s highlight fundraising events, with proceeds benefitting the Home Delivered …

SCOA Receives Grant to Expand Tablet Program

SOWEGA COUNCIL ON AGING RECEIVES $150,000 GRANT TO COMBAT SOCIAL ISOLATION FOR SOUTHWEST GEORGIA AGING POPULATION ALBANY, GA – Sowega Council on Aging (SCOA) today was awarded a $150,000 grant from UnitedHealthcare to deploy social isolation solutions through the Senior Center Without Walls program. This grant is part of a combined $1 million “Empowering Health” grant awarded to six community-based …

SCOA Receives $150K Grant to Combat Social Isolation

ALBANY, GA – Sowega Council on Aging (SCOA) today was awarded a $150,000 grant from UnitedHealthcare to deploy social isolation solutions through the Senior Center Without Walls program. This grant is part of a combined $1 million “Empowering Health” grant awarded to six community-based organizations in Georgia to expand access to care and address the social determinants of health for …

SCOA Receives National Award

ALBANY, GA – Sowega Council on Aging (SCOA) was recently the recipient of the 2022 USAging Aging Innovations and Achievement Award in the Home and Community Based Services category for its Senior Center Without Walls program. The award was announced at the 47th Annual Conference for USAging, the national association representing and supporting the network of Area Agencies on Aging …

SCOA Serving Up Meals

SOWEGA COUNCIL ON AGING SERVING UP MEALS Annual Tennis Tournament Spotlights Senior Hunger ALBANY, GA – The Sowega Council on Aging (SCOA), in partnership with the Albany Tennis and Pickleball Association, hosted the 7th annual Serving Up Meals Tennis Tournament to raise awareness about senior hunger. Over forty tennis enthusiasts participated in the weekend-long event at Doublegate Country Club on …

Sowega COA Receives State Recognition

Agency is named ADRC AAA Excellence in Innovation Award Winner ALBANY, GA – The Sowega Council on Aging (SCOA) has been named the Aging & Disability Resource Connection AAA Excellence in Innovation Award recipient by the Georgia Department of Human Services. This award recognizes the Area Agency on Aging that has shown innovations in programming, staffing, service delivery, assistive technology, …