Association changes name for future seniors

In an effort to be more concise and communicative, a Georgia association for senior citizens has opted to shorten its name.

The Georgia Association of Homes and Services for the Aging (GAHSA) was deemed too long and not precise enough to get its message across.

So, effective immediately, GAHSA will now be known as Aging Services of Georgia, which utilizes four words instead of the previous name which employed a robust nine.

"Our new name Aging Services of Georgia simply and more inclusively reflects these new alternatives for seniors, such as home-based care, adult day services and community services," said Walter Coffey, the association's president and CEO.

Despite the new name, the mission will remain the same.

Association changes name for future seniors The association will continue to advocate for better laws benefitting senior citizens, as well as educate the public about the issues the aging population face.

Coffey also said the change was meant to cater to the next generation of senior citizens due in a couple of years who will "reside in environments much different than those available today."

The senior citizen population is set for a big increase with the first group from the baby boomer generation set to turn 65 years old in the year 2011.

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