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Leaders continue to look out for the elderly

November 14, 2006

Albany--  Advocates for the elderly say looking out for the needs of seniors should be a top priority for community and political leaders.

The state director of the American Association of Retired Persons Georgia spoke to the SOWEGA Council on Aging annual meeting Tuesday.

Kenneth Mitchell says we need to focus on more livable communities, healthcare and economic security for the aging population.

"We need to look at strengthening social security so that it can continue to pay the guaranteed benefits for generations without putting it on the backs of our children and grandchildren," said Mitchell.  

The Council on Aging has served seniors in our area for 40 years. Tuesday, it honored Albany Electric, U-Save It Pharmacy, Greater Cutliff Grove Missionary Baptist Church, Albany Arts Council, the Camilla Rite-Aid Pharmacy and AARP Georgia for their service to seniors.

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