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.

DHS launches initiative to improve Georgians understanding of dementia, support of those living with the disease

ATLANTA – The Georgia Department of Human Services (DHS) Division of Aging Service (DAS) today launched a new initiative to help communities learn how they can become better friends, neighbors and relatives to people who live with dementia.
 

DHS partnership seeks to improve understanding of dementia at community level

ATLANTA – The Georgia Department of Human Services (DHS) Division of Aging Services (DAS) has become the newest partner in a global effort to improve community-level understanding and responsiveness to the needs of people who have Alzheimer’s disease and other dementias.

GeorgiaCares Offers Free Assistance to Medicare Beneficiaries

ATLANTA – GeorgiaCares is determined that no Medicare beneficiaries in the state will be uncertain or confused about services offered by the federal and state health insurance program.

Need help paying for prescriptions?

ATLANTA – Five weeks remain for 1.5 million beneficiaries in Georgia to review health and drug plans during the Medicare Open Enrollment period, which continues through Dec. 7.

Registration period extended for Senior Hunger Summit in Columbus

ATLANTA – Department of Human Services (DHS) Commissioner Robyn A. Crittenden has extended the registration deadline for Georgia’s third annual Senior Hunger Summit to Oct. 8. The summit will be Oct. 16-17 in Columbus.

June is Alzheimer's and Brain Awareness Month; DHS rallies to support those living with Alzheimer's or other dementias

ATLANTA –­­­ Georgia Department of Human Services Commissioner Robyn A. Crittenden is calling on Georgians to show support for their fellow Georgian living with Alzheimer’s disease or another form of dementia as the state observes Alzheimer’s and Brain Awareness Month.