Join us as we celebrate Senior Week

Seniors from all over the state will travel to the state capitol for the Georgia Council on Aging’s (GCOA) annual Senior Week starting Wednesday, Feb. 12. Last year, more than 600 people visited the Capitol during Senior Week to spread the word about the needs of seniors in Georgia.

This annual event, hosted by GCOA, gives seniors, caregivers and advocates an opportunity to learn about the issues that impact seniors during the legislative session.

Senior Week participants can also meet with their elected officials to discuss priorities within their own communities. First time visiting the capitol? GCOA will have guides in their trademark green scarves to help seniors navigate the capitol and meetings with legislators.

On Thursday, Feb. 13 join DHS Commissioner Robyn A. Crittenden as she announces this year’s Distinguished Older Georgian. The Distinguished Older Georgian Award was created in January 2003 by GCOA to honor a Georgian 80 years of age or older who has made significant contributions to the aging community through occupational or volunteer efforts.

For more information about Senior Week and GCOA, visit www.gcoa.org.