Advocating for Aging Georgians and their Families since 1977
The Georgia Council on Aging
Governor Deal has vetoed HB 86 which was a priority for GCOA and CO-AGE. After multiple meetings with the Governor’s staff over the last year and one meeting in February with the Governor, we are discouraged by this turn of events. However we know Governor Deal knows the importance of helping families deal with the aging of their loved ones. He and the first lady took care of his mother and his mother-in-law in the last years of their lives. Legislators overwhelmingly supported this proposed change on a bipartisan basis as did aging advocates from across the state. We look forward to working with the Governor to find solutions that will better serve Georgia’s seniors.
A newbie's perspective.
House Bill 72, the bill to fight elder abuse, was signed into law on tuesday, may 5, 2015 by governor nathan deal. sponsoring legislators, advocates and supporters look on.
2015 Senior Day at the Capitol
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