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Elderly Advocates meet in Albany

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By Jim Wallace - bio | email

ALBANY, GA (WALB) - More than 100 members of advocacy groups reviewed the 2009 State legislative session and how it affects senior citizens.

The Coalition for Advocates for Georgia's Elderly met in Albany.

The advocates say the legislature did not cut programs that help senior citizens as drastically as expected.

"It's always the money. Because money buys services for them. And we know the state budget is short, and they have to have a balanced budget. But we try to get them not to cut in the places that hurt the most people," said Kay Hind of the SOWEGA Council on Aging CEO. 

Advocates say programs such as Meals on Wheels, Alzheimer's respite, and Homemaker Service keep Georgia's elderly living in their own homes and need to be funded by the state.

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