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

Be There 4 Seniors Rally Energizes Advocates

The 2017 Be There 4 Seniors Rally drew over 100 senior advocates to Liberty Plaza on January 26, 2017. Speakers included Representative Tommy Benton, Chairman of Human Relations and Aging Committee. Advocates also heard from service providers and seniors. The rally began by thanking Governor Deal for including $4.2 million for Home and Community Based Services in his proposed budget.