Celebrating 40 Years of Advocacy for Older Georgians
In 1977 the Georgia General Assembly created the Georgia Council on Aging to advise state government on issues facing older Georgians. Over those 40 years the council has worked with its Coalition of Advocates for Georgia's Elderly to improve the lives of older Georgians. Join us as we celebrate 40 years of work through our 40 ways campaign.
Number 1: Use our frame on your Facebook profile
Look for our Facebook frame in early September to put on your Facebook profile picture to show your support for Older Georgians. While you are at it, like us on Facebook and Twitter @GeorgiaCOA
Number 5: Call Governor Deal's Office
Contact Governor Deal's Office and ask him to support older Georgian's and the 2018 CO-AGE Priorities.
Number 8: Join a work group
Work Groups are a critical part of the process for CO-AGE Priorities. We hold conference calls to plan and strategize for the legislative session. Contact Us to join one of the work groups!
Number 10: Join CO-AGE
Have you renewed your membership with CO-AGE? Are you a member of CO-AGE? Join today to become part of our advocacy network!
Number 13: Invite a friend to a CO-AGE Meeting
Do you know someone who should join you for our October or July CO-AGE Meetings? Invite them to come along!
Number 16: Visit the Division of Aging Services website
The DAS website is a useful resource for learning more about aging programs. Visit aging.georgia.gov
Number 21: Share a Facebook Post
Maybe it's a foodie Friday recipe or an article about our priorities. Visit our Facebook page and share one of our posts with your friends!
Number 24: Tweet your legislators with #GaEndTheWait
Send a Tweet or Facebook post to your legislators and use the End the Wait Hashtag to let them know you support Home and Community Based Services
Number 27: Tell us how we are doing
Share your feedback with us on how we are doing.
Number 30: Ask a friend to call their legislators!
Now that you have taken action, tell a friend how important it is to contact their legislators. Let them know about the CO-AGE Issues and ask them to contact their legislator.
Number 33: Visit our 40th sponsor's websites
Click here to view our 40th Anniversary Sponsors and be sure to click their logos to check out their websites!
Number 36: Send 2018 priorities to your legislators
Send an email to your legislators with our 2018 CO-AGE priorities.
Number 39: Volunteer with a local aging organization
Check out DHS' Volunteer Guide and find a local organization to volunteer with.
Number 2: Share your story
Have you or a loved one benefited from home and community based services? Share your story with us to help us advocate for these programs. Click here to submit your information and one of our staff will follow up with you!
Number 3: Invite a friend
Invite a friend to join CO-AGE! Send an email or give a friend a call. Tell them about CO-AGE and how easy it is to become a member. They can just visit www.gcoa.org/join
Number 6: Attend our 40th Anniversary Luncheon
Visit www.gcoa.org/40th to purchase tickets for our 40th Anniversary Luncheon.
Number 11: Call your state senator
Call your senator and let them know that you support Older Georgians and the 2018 CO-AGE Issues
Number 14: Send an Issue
Each May we open our call for issues. Do you have an issue that affects older Georgians? Submit your issue and CO-AGE members may vote for it!
Number 22: Attend Senior Week!
February 7 and 8, 2018 are GCOA's Senior Week. Contact us to learn more and plan to visit. You can talk with your legislators while they are making key decisions.
Number 25: Attend the Senior Hunger Summit
September 28 and 29 will be the 2nd Senior Hunger Summit. Attend to learn more about how Georgia is addressing Senior Hunger. Click here for more information.
Number 28: Vote
Vote in each and every election. Your voice matters.
Number 31: Attend the CO-AGE Meeting in October
Register here to attend the October CO-AGE Meeting!
Number 34: Send a 2018 Priorities Brochure to your legislators
Get a 2018 Priorities Brochure at our October CO-AGE Meeting and send one to your legislator to let them know you support our CO-AGE priorities.
Number 37: Write a letter to your representative
Tell them about the one of the CO-AGE priorities and how it will help you.
Number 4: Look around our website
Have you looked at our website recently? We have our issues, news, and a variety of resources available for anyone to access.
Number 7: Call your state representative's Office
Tell your State Representative that you support Older Georgians and the 2018 CO-AGE Priorities!
Number 12: Send in your council photos
Do you have photos of past council or CO-AGE meetings? Send them our way. They could be featured at our 40th Anniversary Luncheon or on Facebook!
Number 15: Share the Senior Issues Newsletter
The first of each month we send out the Senior Issues Newsletter. Share the newsletter with a friend or tell us what stories you would like to see!
Number 18: Visit our Elder Abuse Blog
Click here to visit our blog where we share recent cases of elder abuse from around the state.
Number 20: Learn about your Local AAA
Each Georgia County is served by an Area Agency on Aging. Click here to find yours and learn more about the services they offer!
Number 23: Learn about GARD
Did you know Georgia has an Alzheimer's and Related Dementias State Plan? Click here to learn more!
Number 26: Thank your elected officials
Send a Thank You note to your elected officials. Their hard work each year helps us improve the lives of Older Georgians.
Number 29: Volunteer to be a Senior Week Guide
Contact us if you would like to help groups navigate the Capitol during Senior Week.
Number 32: Tell us what you've done
Let us know if you have contacted a legislator or shared with a friend!
Number 35: Host a meeting with your legislators
Do you run a senior center or other senior program? Ask your legislators to meet with you and show them your program.
Number 38: Invite a friend to like our Facebook Page
Share our facebook page with a friend.
Number 40: Celebrate with us!
Help us celebrate 40 years of advocacy in whatever way you can!