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Congressman Bishop home on district work break

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ALBANY, GA (WALB) – Congressman Sanford Bishop sat down with members of the SOWEGA Council on Aging Board Wednesday to get an update on plans for the new senior center.

All the land has been cleared and unsuitable buildings torn down at the site that will become the new headquarters for the Council on Aging and all its programs for seniors. Because of the economy, plans have been scaled back and an existing structure will be renovated inside and out to make a new headquarters.

Congressman Sanford Bishop says it's a long overdue building that's needed in the area.  He said, "With the demographics, the large senior population, people are living longer now and of course, they need to have a high quality of life and Senior centers and the programs that they offer, SOWEGA Council on Aging and other aging agencies across the country, just are tremendous in improving that quality of life."

While at the Council on Aging offices Wednesday, Congressman Bishop was closely watched by Dougherty County deputies. They escorted him in and out of the meeting.

Bishop wouldn't say if he's had any specific threats since voting on the health care bill, only that Congressmen were advised to inform local law enforcement agencies where they would be traveling during the two week district work session.

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