ALBANY, GA (WALB) - Albany Mayor Dorothy Hubbard will host a public forum today, from 4 p.m. – 6 p.m. in room 100 of the Government Center, at 222 Pine Ave. in downtown Albany.
The forum will address the impact of senior citizens in Albany-Dougherty County, and the resources available to them and their caregivers throughout the community.
Over 20 percent of the metro Albany population is, or will turn 65 or older within the next five years, qualifying them for "senior citizen" status, as it applies socioeconomically.
"Albany-Dougherty County has a vast array of resources available to senior citizens," says Mayor Hubbard. "The stability of this sector of the population is paramount, and we as a community want to ensure that their needs are met by providing them with the information they need. This forum will serve as a means of connection directly between the organizations providing services and the citizens who need them."
Participating organizations include the Southwest Georgia Council on Aging, the Southwest Georgia Community Action Council, and Phoebe's Golden Key program. They offer a broad range of services, from the Council on Aging's "meals on wheels" program, to energy conservation assistance provided by the Community Action Council, to social traveling opportunities offered by Phoebe Golden Key.
The program is an edition in a series of forums organized by the Mayor's Coalition for Economic Development, and is intended to better inform the public on the social and economic impacts of senior citizens, and to bring awareness to the local amenities and services offered to seniors and their caregivers.
For more information, call (229) 434-0044 or visit the Albany-Dougherty Economic Development Commission at facebook.com/choosealbany.