The Legislator of the Year Award goes to...
Each year the Georgia Council on Aging honors a legislator from the Georgia General Assembly as Legislator of the Year. The award recognizes a legislator who has made a significant impact on the lives of seniors in our state. This year, GCOA has named Chairman Terry England (R-166) of Auburn as Legislator of the Year! Representative England is Chair of the Appropriations Committee and a member of the Agriculture & Consumer Affairs, Education, Industry & Labor, and Natural Resources & Environment committees. He has been a champion for needed funding of Home & Community Based Services, Elder Abuse prevention and Alzheimer's state plan funding. He is also caring for a mother with Alzheimer's. Please help us in congratulating Representative England.
2016 Proposed Issues for CO-AGE
The budget and legislative issues can be viewed on our Issues Web Page. Watch the 30 second promotional video for each issue and click on the issue title to view a more detailed summary of the issue. We were pleased to have so many quality issues submitted this year. Thank you to the advocates across Georgia that made this happen!
GCOA honors World Elder Abuse Awareness Day
The Council ran a photo campaign for WEAAD, June 15, 2015, in which participants wore purple and held up a sign to STOP ELDER ABUSE. The photos can be seen in a gallery on our page dedicated to this important issue or by visiting our Facebook Page!