Finding the Help You Need
Several stores in Georgia are adjusting their store hours to accommodate people over the age of 60, who are at higher risk of novel coronavirus infection according to the CDC. Click HERE to see what stores are participating and the special hours that have been designated to serve our older adult population.
If you are unable to leave your home, or are experiencing financial difficulties click HERE for resources on where to get food help now.
Low income, elderly and disabled Georgians will receive assistance with cooling their homes beginning on April 1, 2020.
Click HERE for information on Georgia utility assistance.
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AARP - A nonprofit organization that focuses on policies and issues reflecting their members’ concerns such as financial security, health care, long-term care, community and improving the quality of life for all as they age.
Administration on Aging (AoA) - The principal agency of the U.S Department of Health and Human Services designated to carry out the provisions of the Older Americans Act of 1965 (OAA).
Aging Careers in Georgia - A comprehensive list of careers, educational and volunteer opportunities within the field of aging.
American Society on Aging (ASA) - An association committed to enhancing the knowledge and skills of those who seek to improve the quality of life of older adults and their families, offering professional education, publications and online information and training resources.
Leading Age - Is an association of community-based, nonprofit organizations focused on education, advocacy, and applied research.
National Aging in Place Council (NAIPC) - A support network of professionals from the private, public and non-profit sectors who can help you plan for your future housing and care needs.
National Association of States United for Aging & Disabilities (NASUAD) - Represents the nation’s 56 state and territorial agencies on aging and disabilities and supports visionary state leadership, the advancement of state systems innovation, and the articulation of national policies that support home and community based services for older adults and individuals with disabilities.
National Council on Aging (NCOA) - Partnering with nonprofit organizations, government, and businesses to provide innovative community programs and services, online help, and advocacy for people age 60+.
Brenau University M.S. in Applied Gerontology - Offers a M.S. in applied gerontology for individuals who are interested with older adults in various aspects of healthcare.
Georgia Gerontology Society - A statewide multidisciplinary professional network that educates, serves and advocates for older adults and their families.
Gerontology Institute at GSU - Offering degree and certificate programs in Gerontology. In addition, our students have numerous opportunities to engage in the field through student organizations, volunteer events, lecture series, research assistantships, and internships.
Graduate Certification in Gerontology, KSU - Offers opportunities in the field of aging for those who work with older adults, the format is organized around a partnership model honoring and utilizing the skills and knowledge of academics, practitioners, and other gerontology professionals.
Institute of Gerontology UGA - Offering a Graduate Certificate in Gerontology and Masters of Public Health, the Institute at UGA mission is to improve the health and quality of life of older adults in the community, Georgia, and the country as a whole.
AARP Advocacy Alerts - Stay informed with Action Alerts from AARP by signing up to become an AARP Activist, and you'll receive the AARP Advocate, a free monthly e-newsletter; e-mail action alerts on the issues you care about; and the latest news on Congress and the White House.
Carl Vinson Institute of Gov't, UGA - At the Institute we promote excellence in government through education, assistance, research, and policy analysis to help public officials serve citizens in Georgia and around the world. Use the link to find services and the education programs that are right for you.
Find your local Legislator - Find your legislature using your address then click on your legislator to find information regarding committees they sit on, sponsored bills and recent voting history.
Georgia General Assembly - Website for the Georgia State Legislature.
Georgia Secretary of State - Register to Vote or check on your voter registration.
United States Congress - Website for the United States Congress.
National Conference of State Legislatures - A resource for state level policies and programs from across the nation.
Aging and Disability Resource Center (ADRC) - Georgia's ADRCs serve older individuals, individuals with disabilities of all ages, families, caregivers and professionals.
Alzheimer's Association- GA Chapter - The Alzheimer’s Association works on a global, national and local level to provide care and support for all those affected by Alzheimer’s and other dementias.
Center for Positive Aging - A clearing house of resources, products,a nd services for older adults.
Department of Community Health (DCH) - One of Georgia’s four health agencies and serves as the lead agency for Medicaid and also overseeing the State Health Benefit Plan (SHBP), Healthcare Facility Regulation and Health Information Technology in Georgia, DCH’s programs provide access to health care services.
DHS Division of Aging Services (DAS) - The Georgia Department of Human Services (DHS) Division of Aging Services (DAS) supports the larger goals of DHS by assisting older individuals, at-risk adults, persons with disabilities, their families and caregivers to achieve safe, healthy, independent and self-reliant lives. Their website includes information on how to report elder abuse, list of programs and services, how to get involved, publications and list of Area Agencies on Aging.
Find your Area Agency on Aging - Direct link to finding your Area Agency on Aging by inputting your location.
Georgia Adult Day Services Association - Find providers, become a member, and learn about adult day service programs as well as their licensing standards and regulations.
Georgia Long Term Care Ombudsman - The Office of the State Long-Term Care Ombudsman seeks to improve the quality of life for residents of long-term care facilities.
Georgia Senior Living Association - A non-profit trade association representing Georgia's senior living industry and the growing population it serves. GSLA members range from freestanding assisted living residences and licensed personal care homes to retirement campuses where assisted living may be a component. Information for consumers of services can be found under the consumer tab.
Good Pill Pharmacy - Good Pill Pharmacy is a Georgia nonprofit that provides affordable medicine to people with high medication costs, whether your insurance copays or deductibles are too high or you don’t have insurance. Good Pill is stocked with surplus medicine and asks patients to contribute $6 for a 90-day supply of most generic medications to help cover our operating costs.
Leading Age Georgia - The trusted voice for not-for-profit and other mission-driven organizations dedicated to providing quality housing, healthcare and community-based services for Georgia's seniors.
Alzheimer's Association -A source for obtaining information regarding daily care, stages and behaviors, support, care options, safety along with financial and legal planning.
Caregiver Action Network - A non-profit organization providing education, peer support, and resources to family caregivers across the country free of charge.
Preventing Elder Abuse, Assault and Theft - Elder abuse prevention.
Family Caregiver Alliance - The services, education programs, and resources FCA provides are designed with caregivers’ needs in mind and offer support, tailored information, and tools to manage the complex demands of caregiving.
Five Wishes - A private, non-profit organization with a mission to safeguard the human dignity of people as they age or face serious illness. Our Five Wishes advance directive or living will help people plan in advance of a serious illness.
Georgia Care Planning Council - The council is a single listing source of community care providers and advisers.
Ten Things You Should Know @ Aging with Dignity & Independence - Publications offered by the SCAN Foundation regarding aging with dignity and independence.
The National Consumer Voice for Quality Long-term Care - Offers resources and information for consumers on how to achieve quality long-term care in nursing homes and assisted living as well as Home and Community-Based care services.
National Alliance for Caregiving - The Alliance conducts research, does policy analysis, develops national best-practice programs, and works to increase public awareness of family caregiving issues.
Physician Orders for Life-Sustaining Treatment (POLST) - Physician Orders for Life-Sustaining Treatment helps patients get the medical treatments they want, and avoid the medical treatments they do not want, when they are seriously ill or frail.
State of Georgia ADA Resources for Caregivers - Resource listing for Caregivers from the State of Georgia ADA Coordinator.