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Check here for the most up-to-date information on important state government events and GCOA news. 

A panel of experts were brought together to discuss questions raised by the AJC's   "Unprotected" series in a town hall meeting for   the public and those in the elder care industry.  The panel consisted of six participants including Rep. Sharon Cooper, State Long-Term Care Ombudsman Melanie McNeil, and Ginny Helms, president of Leading Age Georgia. Members of the audience who have been affected by poor quality of care in various personal care homes and assisted living communities in Georgia were there to have their voices heard by the panelists. Click HERE to watch the full town hall meeting. 

Governor Kemp presented his State of the State, AFY 2020 and FY 2021 budget on January 16th. GCOA was delighted when Gov. Kemp made older Georgian's a priority and did not make the proposed cuts to HCBS and Meals funding. GCOA will continue to remind legislators of the waiting lists as the FY 2021 budget makes its way through the House and Senate. “At a time when state departments are being asked to cut their budgets, we are so appreciative that Gov. Kemp is keeping support for seniors as a top priority,” Vicki Vaughn Johnson, chair of the Georgia Council on Aging, said. You can read the GCOA press release on the budget HERE.

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