Monday, April 16, 2018

Coalition of Advocates for Georgia’s Elderly meeting set in Albany

ALBANY — The Georgia Council on Aging and the Coalition of Advocates for Georgia’s Elderly, or CO-AGE, is inviting older adults and organizations that work with older adults in southwest Georgia for a dialogue on priorities for the coming year.

“ENGAGE with CO-AGE” will take place Wednesday at 11 a.m. at the SOWEGA Council on Aging’s Kay H. Hind Senior Life Enrichment Center, located at 335 W. Society Ave. in Albany.

Officials said the goal is to share important updates on legislation affecting elderly Georgians in this year’s session of the General Assembly and enlist support for CO-AGE. The event is expected to be a “lively and informative” hour long program featuring videos, personal stories and reports from the legislative session.

“First, most people want to remain independent as long as it is safe,” coordinators for the event said. “Home- and community-based services make it possible for many individuals to age at home as long as possible. Second, elder abuse is a growing problem, and new laws are giving police and prosecutors tools to capture and punish criminals.

“Finally, as Georgia ages, laws must keep pace with the needs of older Georgians to create healthy and safe communities where everyone can thrive.”
The occasion is part of a series of events across the state of Georgia during the week. The event is open to the public, and there is no cost to attend.

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Coalition of Advocates for Georgia’s Elderly meeting set in Albany

1 comment:

Barbara said...

Good to see advocates working together!