Aging Services, Alzheimer’s Association call on Georgia to “go purple” for Alzheimer’s & Brain Awareness Month

The Georgia Department of Human Services (DHS) Division of Aging Services and the Georgia Chapter of the Alzheimer’s Association are calling on all Georgians to show support for their fellow Georgians living with Alzheimer’s disease and other dementias as the state observes Alzheimer’s and Brain Awareness Month.

DPH and DHS team up to help seniors get the COVID-19 vaccine

The Department of Human Services (DHS) and the Department of Public Health (DPH) are joining efforts to ensure vulnerable seniors get access to the COVID-19 vaccine. DPH, DHS and local Area Agencies on Aging (AAAs) will be helping older adults to sign up for and coordinate transportation services to vaccination appointments across the state.

Aging services to use $4.6 million grant to provide home-delivered meals to vulnerable adults

Georgia’s Division of Aging Services (DAS) will use grant funding to offer home-delivered meals to vulnerable adults. The $4.6 million grant, awarded by the Administration for Community Living, will allow Georgia to serve many adults who may not have previously received the agency’s services, but who now need additional assistance as a result of the COVID-19 pandemic.

Aging Services to use grant to boost nutrition programs, feed seniors in emergencies

In 2021, Georgia’s Division of Aging Services will revamp food programs in senior centers and provide nutrition services during emergencies using funds from a nutrition innovation grant awarded by the Administration for Community Living.

 

Free webinars help Medicare recipients select the best plan options

GeorgiaCares expands counseling services to web-based platform.

Aging Services director tapped for national board

ADvancing States named Georgia Department of Human Services (DHS) Director of Aging Services Abby Cox to its Board of Directors beginning Sept. 1, 2020.

Division of Aging Services to use $1.7 million grant to increase access to services and reduce social isolation

The Georgia Department of Human Services (DHS) will work to reduce social isolation for older adults and people with disabilities amplified by the COVID-19 pandemic as a result of a federal CARES Act grant.

Georgia’s Aging Services leader to help provide “road map” to reopening nation’s aging and disability agencies

ADvancing States tapped Georgia Division of Aging Services Director Abby Cox this week to join a workgroup charged with designing a “road map” to reopen Older Americans Act programming across the nation following the COVID-19 pandemic.

GeorgiaCares teams up with FVSU mobile unit to bring free, unbiased Medicare counseling to seniors around the state

ATLANTA – GeorgiaCares has partnered with the Fort Valley State University Mobile Technology Unit to provide free Medicare counseling sessions throughout the state during the Medicare Open Enrollment period.

DHS awarded grant to expand upon services to assist victims of abuse, neglect and exploitation

ATLANTA – The Georgia Department of Human Services (DHS) Division of Aging Services (DAS) received a grant award to assist vulnerable adults who have fallen victim to criminal maltreatment at the hands of their caregivers.