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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PRIVATE PAY OPTIONS
Private Pay services are available. To learn more, complete the referral form below and an Options Counselor will contact you to discuss your needs.
Next Quarterly Meeting
The NEGA CARE-NET is made up of volunteer leaders from a wide range of agencies and organizations, as well as family caregivers and care recipients. Their goal is to support family and professional caregivers in their communities. Each year they conduct educational sessions for caregivers across the lifespan and honor local caregivers during their annual caregiver celebration in November. The CARE-NET take nominations for local caregivers of the year in three categories: Family Caregiver, Para-Professional Caregiver, and Volunteer Caregiver. For more information on the NEGA CARE-NET or to nominate a caregiver for an award, contact Michele Kelley at 706-369-5650 or firstname.lastname@example.org
Georgia Crisis & Access Line (GCAL)
The Georgia Crisis and Access Line, GCAL, a service of the Georgia Department of Behavioral Health and Developmental Disabilities (DBHDD), is staffed by counselors who can connect callers with outpatient services, mobile crisis help, detoxification services, stabilization, and more. GCAL is available to people of all ages 24/7, in all parts of Georgia. To learn more, visit Georgia Collaborative or call 1-800-715-4225.
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 1-800-474-7540 Ext. 208.
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.
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.