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SOWEGA is cutting employee benefits, cutting services

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The Southwest Georgia Council on Aging is eliminating employee health benefits and cutting services because of funding cuts and a 30% increase in insurance costs.

The Council lost $380,000 in funding this fiscal year after census data showed a population decrease in Southwest Georgia. Now, some services such as Meals on Wheels will be reduced and a hiring freeze is in place.

"This is the worst cut we've ever had. But we'll get over it, and we will...we will continue to do what we do and with as little change to the people who receive the service as possible," says Kay Hind, executive director.

Council leaders are pushing the state to change funding to be based on need, not strictly population. They hope to restore employee benefits if they get more money in the future.

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