The 2016 Session has begun!
Read about the CO-AGE priorities and watch video summaries of each of our budget priorities and legislative priorities. Stay informed throughout the session via our Senior Issues Newsletter. Visit our dedicated Issue Page by clicking here.
Be There 4 Seniors: Over 400 Came to the Rally!
We had a warm, partially sunny day for the rally this year, a pleasant surprise to our participants who came from across the state to encourage law-makers to fund crucial In-Home Services that help keep seniors out of Nursing Homes. Visit our dedicated page to see all the advocates and their signs! CLICK HERE!
Senior Week 2016 is February 24-25, 2016
Please plan to come to the Capitol for our big annual event. This year's event is two days so you can pick one or come both days! We will once again be donning our green scarves and talking to legislators about everything aging! Of course, we are focused on our two budget priorities and our three legislative items. Don't worry if you've never come to the Capitol before to advocate... we will have Guides available to you and we will offer an Advocacy 101 training each morning. READ MORE HERE & SHARE THIS LINK!
Our First Annual Gerontology Day
On February 2, 2016 GCOA hosted its first Gerontology Student Workforce Day! The students who participated heard from Senator Renee Unterman, Walter Coffey of Leading Age and Dr. Jennifer Craft Morgan of Georgia State University. They were given tips about becoming better advocates in their communities and put those in to action by going to the Capitol where they "worked the ropes." All were energized by all the activity at the Capitol and all they learned. Read more and see photos by clicking here.
Learn More about Elder Abuse, Neglect & Exploitation
Unfortunately Elder Abuse is a harsh reality. We have dedicated a page to keep you informed. Read about the most recent tools to combat elder abuse, read articles about scams identified in Georgia, check out news stories of local arrests and more. Please share this page with others! We must make more people aware of this plague so that we can continue to combat the monsters that perpetrate the crimes. Click here to visit our ANE page.
Advocates Gather In Columbus for the October CO-AGE meeting
Advocates from around the state gathered in Columbus on October 29, 2015 to learn more about the 2016 CO-AGE legislative priorities. Local legislators and Division of Aging Services Executive Director, Dr. James Bulot spoke to the crowd before the issues were presented. Advocates could choose TWO priority breakout sessions to learn more details and talking points that have been developed over the last three months in workgroup meetings. The meeting was held on the beautiful Columbus State University Campus in the Elizabeth Bradley Turner Center. In addition to learning more about the priorities, attendees could attend an Advocacy 101 training to help them understand the ins and outs of political advocacy. Thank you to all our advocates, members and partners who traveled to Columbus for this important event as well as the wonderful volunteers from River Valley Area Agency on Aging who helped us make this a successful day. Below are some highlights from our time together.