Sowega Council on Aging, Incorporation
Albany, GA 31701
Name of Legal Applicant or Sponsor:
SOWEGA Council on Aging/Area Agency on Aging.
The SOWEGA COA sponsors different programs concerning older South-West Georgians.
SOWEGA COA is a single agency that sponsors these 21 programs through out the community. Its mission and values are as follows:
Vision: Living Longer, Living Safely, Living Well
Mission: The SOWEGA Council on aging coordinates a system of services that promotes the well-being and independence for older and disabled Georgians and helps them to achieve healthy and self-sufficient lives.
Values: Listen to older people and our partners who serve them.
Advocate on the behalf of our consumers by anticipating their needs.
Produce measurable outcomes that significantly impact the well-being of older people and their family caregivers.
Respond to changing needs and preferences of our diverse and growing elderly population.
Accountability and results.
An estimated 444 volunteers will serve. They will serve children and youth, frail and isolated seniors ,veterans, public safety, the homeless ,tax filing for elderly, hospital and Hospice needs through a network of 18 volunteer stations such as schools, senior centers, wellness program ,food pantries, Meals on Wheels, adult day care, transportation, telephone response, soup kitchens, GA Cares.
The primary focus area of this project is Healthy Futures. At the end of the 12-month performance period, anticipated outcomes include increased physical activity, improved nutrition, access to health care, increased social support to disabled and lonely seniors-services that increase senior's ability to remain in their own homes (age in place) with improved quality of life.
The CNCS federal investment of $45,010 will be supplemented by $26,866 non-federal resources.