Welcome & Invitation to Contact
The Northeast Georgia Regional Commission was designated by the Department of Human Services as the Area Agency on Aging (AAA) for the Northeast Georgia Region in 1974 to address the needs and concerns of older individuals and their caregivers in the twelve county planning and service area.
The Northeast Georgia Area Agency on Aging provides information on and access to home and community based services for elderly and/or disabled persons, their families, and caregivers.
The AAA provides a variety of services and support to allow individuals the opportunity to maintain their activity, independence, and dignity in their homes and in the community.
706.583.2546 or 1.800.474.7540
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Next Quarterly Meeting
Senior Center Director's Meeting
-February 21, 2014 from 10am to 12 noon
ADRC Advisory Council Meeting
-March 11, 2014 from 10am to 11am
NEGA CARE-NET Meeting
-March 18, 2014 from 3:00pm to 4:30pm
CCSP Provider Network Meeting
-March 20, 2014 from 10am to 12 noon
(at Clarke County DFCS Office)
Aging Advisory Council Meeting
-April 16, 2014 from 130pm to 2:30pm
Monthly newsletter from the GeorgiaCares Program. The current edition contains important information on reading your Medicare Summary Notice (MSNs) or Explanation of Benefits (EOBs).
Powerful Tools for Caregivers
Powerful Tools for Caregivers is an educational program designed to help current and future family caregivers. This program will help you take care of yourself while caring for a relative or friend. You will benefit from this class whether you are helping a parent, spouse, friend or someone who lives at home, in assisted living or a skilled nursing facility, or across the country.
For more information on the program or any of the classes mentioned above, contact Megan Vogt at 706-583-2546 Ext. 208.
A Matter of Balance
Many older adults experience a fear of falling. People who develop this fear often limit their activities, which can result in physical weakness, making the risk of falling even greater. A Matter of Balance: Managing Concerns About Falls is a program designed to reduce the fear of falling and increase activity levels among older adults.
A Matter of Balance includes eight two-hour sessions for a small group led by a trained facilitator. This nationally recognized program was developed at the Roybal Center at Boston University.
During the class, participants learn to:
• View falls as controllable
• Set goals for increasing activity
• Make changes to reduce fall risk at home
• Exercise to increase strength and balance
For more information please call Kristen Johnson at 336-469-9381.
Chronic Disease Self-Management
The Chronic Disease Self-Management Program (CDSMP)also known as Living Well is a free six week program that helps people in small workshops learn how to cope with ongoing health conditions such as arthritis, high blood pressure, diabetes, heart disease, fibromyalgia, anxiety and depression.
To more information, contact Kristen Brown Johnson at 706-542-4838.