GCOA Plans Senior Week 2018

GCOA's annual Senior Week at the Capitol will be February 7 and 8, 2018. Attendees work the ropes to visit their legislators and tell them how important the CO-AGE priorities are to their lives. On Feburary 8, the Distinguished Older Georgian is announced. Groups interested in attending senior week can contact us. Reservations are required so that we have enough materials for your group. 

Individuals interested in volunteering at Senior Week can also contact us. Volunteers are needed as guides for groups attending Senior Week. Guides lead groups through the capitol and help arrange for groups to speak with legislators. 

Senior Week Sponsorship opportunities are also available. Please contact us for more information.

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