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SOWEGA Council on Aging Breaks Ground on Senior Life Enrichment Center

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Special to the Journal

The SOWEGA Council on Aging will have a Ground Breaking ceremony on Thursday, October 18 at 10:00am at the site of the Senior Life Enrichment Center project located at 335 Society Street in Albany.

Speakers at the event include: Lorie Farkas – SOWEGA COA Board President, Congressman Sanford Bishop, Mayor Dorothy Hubbard, Joel Wernick – Phoebe Putney Memorial Hospital CEO, and Kay Hind – SOWEGA COA Executive Director.

The SOWEGA Council on Aging is non-profit, 501(c)(3) organization that currently provides over 20 programs and services to seniors, age 60+, throughout Southwest Georgia. For 45 years, the Council on Aging has been working to improve the emotional, social, and physical well-being of older adults: preserving their independence, improving their quality of life, and connecting them to the community.

The development of the new facility will allow the Council to additionally provide a broad scope of life-enhancing programs to seniors age 50+ in our community. The vision is for the Center to be a vibrant place where adults come to socialize with friends, enjoy a great meal, and exercise their bodies and minds through fitness and educational programs.

The Council on Aging will continue to offer all core social services programs such as Meals on Wheels, Community Care Services, Family Caregiver, Aging & Disability Resources, GeorgiaCares, Homemaker Services, Legal Services, Ombudsman, Advocacy, Senior Employment, Wellness, and Retired Senior Volunteer Programs (visit www.sowegacoa.org for complete program listing). The new Center will be a one-stop-shop for empowering older adults so that they can live well and age well.

The facility will include a commercial kitchen, large dining room, fitness facility, computer lab, educational classrooms, social activity rooms, and a craft room. It will also be the hub of all offices for the association, which serve 14 counties in Southwest Georgia. Counties served: Baker, Calhoun, Colquitt, Decatur, Dougherty, Early, Grady, Lee, Miller, Mitchell, Seminole, Terrell, Thomas, and Worth.

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