Advocates for the elderly seek funds

Rome News-Tribune

Nearly 13,000 people called for help on the Northwest Georgia Area Agency on Aging hotline in the past 12 months, the director testified in Atlanta Thursday.

Lynn Reeves spoke to the House Appropriations health and human resources subcommittee chaired by Rep. Katie Dempsey, R-Rome. Reeves and Maureen Kelly, legislative liaison for the Georgia Council on Aging, are seeking an additional $14 million in the state's 2019 budget.

"The explosive growth in the number of Georgians age 60 and older is already straining our current system ... and the loss of two federal grants created a funding crisis," Kelly said. Continue Reading

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