October CO-AGE Meeting and 40th Anniversary Success
October 26 was a busy day for aging advocates. The Georgia Council on Aging held the Coalition of Advocates for Georgia's Elderly (CO-AGE) October meeting at Athens Community Council on Aging. With record breaking attendance, presenters shared updates on the five CO-AGE priority issues for the 2018 legislative session. (Read more about the issues at www.gcoa.org/issues). Following this meeting, the Georgia Council on Aging hosted an anniversary luncheon at the Classic Center to celebrate 40 years of advocacy for and with older Georgians. Attendees were treated to videos from Governor Deal, Lieutenant Governor Cagle, Speaker Ralston, and Commissioner Crittenden. Visit www.gcoa.org/40th to see these special videos and a timeline of the Council's accomplishments. View photos from the CO-AGE meeting on Facebook and photos from the event here.
Join us for our 40th Anniversary Celebration
This October 26, following the CO-AGE Meeting, the Georgia Council on Aging will be hosting a celebratory luncheon for our 40th Anniversary. The event will be held in Athens, GA. For details and more information click here. Tickets must be purchased by October 20, 2017.
2018 CO-AGE Legislative Priorities are Set!
Over 150 members from the Coalition of Advocates for Georgia’s Elderly (CO-AGE) gathered on July 13, 2017 in Macon, Georgia to hear 11 issues presented for consideration as priorities for the next legislative session. After casting hundreds of votes, CO-AGE members have picked their 2018 priority issues. Continue Reading...
July CO-AGE Meeting Success!
The July CO-AGE Meeting and issue presentation was a resounding success. View our photo gallery and be sure to check out the CO-AGE Issues here.
The Georgia Council on Aging named Senator Butch Miller, R-Gainesville, as the 2017 Legislator of the Year before an excited crowd of over 150 people at the Coalition of Advocates for Georgia’s Elderly meeting! The meeting took place on Thursday, July 13, at the Methodist Children’s Home in Macon, Georgia. Continue Reading
ENGAGE with CO-AGE Videos
April 17-21 GCOA held the second annual ENGAGE with CO-AGE. ENGAGE is an hour long presentation that summarized the 2017 legislative session. You can view the CO-AGE issue videos to learn more about each of the CO-AGE issues and how seniors fared during this session. Click here for more
Wins and Losses for Older Georgians
Atlanta, GA – March 30, 2017 – “We are excited to report to the 1.3 million Georgia seniors that your advocates, your governor, and your legislative supporters worked hard at the capitol this year to help improve your lives,” declared Georgia Council on Aging Chair Vicki Johnson. Georgia’s senior population gained more than $13 million in new funds for increased services and protections for Older Georgians. These wins come after tireless work by advocates. The Governor added $4.2 million to reduce waiting lists for in-home care, $750,000 in funding for senior meal programs and $250,000 for a rate increase for meals providers. The Governor also added $766,000 for additional Adult Protective Service workers who investigate the abuse of the elderly and disabled. Continue Reading