ATLANTA (August 31, 2012) – Sen. John Wilkinson (R-Toccoa) joins with other senators to form the Senate Aging Study Committee, as stated in Senate Resolution 979. Sen. Renee Unterman (R-Buford) will chair the committee, consisting of Sen. Wilkinson, Sen. John Crosby (R-Tifton), Sen. Mike Crane ( R-Newnan) and Sen. Valencia Seay (D-Riverdale).
“I’m honored to have been tapped to serve on this committee,” said Sen. Wilkinson. “It’s vital that lawmakers are aware of the issues that face Georgians young and old. This committee is a step forward to ensure the state is providing the best possible care to seniors.”
The committee will examine if the state is prepared to handle the growing needs of the seniors in Georgia. This population sector is growing at a pace that one in four Georgians will be over 55 years by 2030. Members will determine if any issues need to be addressed by through legislation. The committee will complete its study by the end of this year.
For Immediate Release:
August 31, 2012
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