ACCA Advocacy Committee

ACCA Advocacy Committee meets Governor Nathan Deal during Be There for Senior Week in February 2015.

Who:  The ACCA Advocacy Committee is to serve as a local voice on public policies and budget issues related to older adult health and wellness in our community.  The ACCA Advocacy Committee will be a local arm of the Coalition of Advocates for Georgia’s Elderly (CO-AGE).  It is lead and started by the Georgia Council on Aging.  The coalition is meant to be:

  • a forum to identify and address concerns of older Georgians
  • a vehicle for bringing broad-based input on aging issues from across the state
  • a diverse group of organizations, individuals, consumers and providers interested in “aging specific” and inter-generational issues
  • a unifying force communicating the importance of providing supportive communities and adequate services & programs for older Georgians

Why: The disproportionate growth in the older adult population relative to the overall population threatens to exacerbate the current issues regarding aging unless there is CHANGE. The state of Georgia is the 9th fastest growing senior population in the US. By 2030, the older adult population will grow 140% vs 46% of the rest of the population.  Athens has been named one of the best communities to retire to.  How are we to handle this growth and need?  How will this impact our hospitals?  The question becomes, what is the social and economic impact of this shift?

CLICK HERE for more information about the Georgia Council on Aging.

CLICK HERE to join or learn more about CO-AGE.

CLICK HERE for more information about current legislative issues.

If you are interested in becoming involved with this group, please contact Chad Conner at 706-549-4850 or email cconner@accaging.org.

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