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Aging and Disability Resource Connection (ADRC)

The ADRC is your NO WRONG DOOR source for information and assistance for older persons, persons with disabilities, and/or their family members, or other caregivers and professionals. Call our local ADRC at: 1-800-282-6612 or visit the websiteADRC

Click here for ADRC/No Wrong Door Referral Form

Advocacy

The Council on Aging provides service through such means as contacting local, state, and federal elected officials on issues affecting older people; speaking engagements with churches, AARP chapters, civic clubs volunteer and professional organizations etc...; publishing an area wide monthly newsletter; working with a AAA Board of Directors and Advisory Council; holding public hearings and forums; and commenting on proposed legislation affecting the elderly.

 

Albany Alzheimer's Caregivers Time Out (ACTO)

Alzheimer participant to engage in simple social and recreational activities led by trained staff and volunteers. At the same time, it offers the caregiver some leisure time. The ACTO program is available five days a week, five hours a day. In-home respite care is also provided through the ACTO program.

Elder Abuse Prevention

This program provides community education and outreach services to identify and prevent abuse, neglect, and exploitation of older people by promoting public awareness and sensitivity to the subject and by working with agencies already established for this purpose.

 

Elder Legal Assistance Program

A full time coordinator on legal concerns of the elderly provides information and community education. This service is provided to all people 60 and older in the 14-county area.

Family Caregiver Program

This program supports Caregivers caring for a relative 60+ in the home to reduce the burden and stress of caregiving. It also provides assistance with some costs of care, education, emotional support, and information and referral.

 

Homemaker Services

In order for senior citizens who wish to stay in their homes to do so, some services essential to their daily needs are provided in a client's home by a trained homemaker. This service may include personal care, some housework, and meal preparation for people 60+.

  

GeorgiaCares

GeorgiaCares is a public-private partnership, administered by the Georgia Department of Human Services (DHS) Division of Aging Services (DAS). GeorgiaCares is the State Health Insurance Assistance Program (SHIP) and your local help for people with Medicare. GeorgiaCares provides free, unbiased and factual information and assistance to Medicare beneficiaries and their caregivers with health and drug plans. GeorgiaCares helps people with Medicare understand their benefits, make informed decisions about health care options and provide ways to protect themselves from Medicare fraud, error and abuse.

For more information call: 1-866-552-4464 (Option 4)



Health Fairs

Health Fairs are scheduled annually in each of our 14 county senior centers. Participants age 60+ have access to free health screenings; including, blood pressure, bone mineral density, foot care, blood glucose, body fat, vision and hearing. Community collaboration is key to the success of these programs. Informational booths, nutritional recipes, taste testing, and physical activities are also a big part of these Senior Health Days.

We have an informational booth set up at the entrance of "Belk" along with blood pressure checks for the mall walkers from 9:00 am - 11:00 am. The first Tuesday of each month is Senior Day at "Belk" department store in the Albany Mall.

 

Meals on Wheels

A hot noon meal each weekday is provided to the elderly 60+ years old, in need and confined to their homes. This meal provides 1/3 of the Recommended Daily Allowance for the Nutritional needs of the elderly. Shelf Stable and frozen food may be provided in emergency situations.

 

Ombudsman

The Council on Aging has community ombudsmen, certified by the State of Georgia under Federal mandate, to represent residents of long-term care facilities. The ombudsmen routinely visit nursing homes and personal care homes to investigate and resolve complaints made by or on behalf of individuals who are residents of long-term care facilities.

 

Senior Centers / Nutritional

Senior Centers provide safe and pleasant places for numerous planned activities including congregate meals. These good, nutritious meals are provided 5 days a week for those 60 and over and for their spouses. At the centers, participants may enjoy classes in nutrition, arts and crafts, go on outings, participate in projects, and enjoy the opportunity to visit with one another. Transportation is provided and information and referral service is available at each center.

 

Retired Senior Volunteer Program (RSVP)

RSVP is a program through which people 55 and older share their time and talents with non-profit organizations through the community. Besides providing a real benefit to the community, the RSVP volunteer keeps his or her interests, talents, and vitality alive and growing.

Rural Senior Wellness Program

The Wellness Program promotes optimum nutrition and healthy lifestyle management for positive outcomes throughout life.  Education programs addressing diet, exercise, health, and chronic disease prevention are offered through the Wellness Program.

6 Steps to Prevent a Fall per the National Council on Aging
Click HERE for the video

 

Facility Rental Services Information

For more information or to set up an appointment, please contact Burnell Grant, Facility Rental Coordinator, at burnell.grant@sowegacoa.org or 229-435-6789.

Appointments are encouraged and walk-ins will be met with if time allows.

Click HERE for the Rental Services Packet

 


 


 
 
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