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Finances

Jobs For People Age 50 & Up (Consumer-SOS)

Daily Money Management For Caregivers

Getting Credit When You're Over 62

When Your Social Security Benefits Are Taken to Pay Back Money to the Federal Government
What type of benefits can be taken and how much. Applies only to federal agencies and the IRS may be able to take more than other agencies can.

Preventing Fraud & Scams (Consumer-SOS)

How To Help Older Americans Avoid Loss Of Utility Services

Government Benefits You're Entitled To
Benefits Check Up is a free, easy-to-use service that identifies over a 1000 federal and state assistance programs for older Americans. Requires you first fill out a confidential questionnaire.

North Georgia Community Action, Inc. (Catoosa, Chattooga, Cherokee, Dade, Fannin, Gilmer, Murray, Pickens, Walker, and Whitfield Counties unless noted otherwise.)

  • Financial (help with the cost of food and shelter and heating bills when you're having an economic emergency )
  • Food/Clothing/Housing
  • Job Training & Employment
  • Transportation
  • Information Referral

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Senior Centers

Neighborhood Senior Centers (Throughout GA)
Senior Citizen Services manages eight centers that offer social, health and wellness and education opportunities for seniors.

Metro Atlanta Senior Center Locator
Shows you the senior centers in Cobb/Cherokee, Fulton, Dekalb, Gwinnett/Hall/Forsyth and the Southern Crescent (Douglas, Fayette, Clayton, Henry and Rockdale counties.)

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Home Matters

Making The Home Senior Friendly
Tips and links on how you can improve their safety and comfort and keep them from household injuries.

Volunteers to Provide Non Medical Help (GA)
Meals On Wheels provides adults age 60 and older, living in North Fulton County, with the non-medical help and support they need to remain independent and in their own homes. There is no charge for services. Instead, when a senior member needs a service (for example, transportation to a doctor's appointment or help with grocery shopping)
.

In-Home Services For Cobb County Residents 60 and Up (GA)
Allows the senior citizen to remain more independent and able to reside in her/his own home. Technicians are trained in basic care giving. No skilled care. Eligibility and amount of services needed will be determined through assessment.  For more information, please call (770) 528-5364. Sliding scale fees based upon total household income.

Free Home Repair Services For Seniors (Metro Atlanta)
This program through Meals On Wheels, will utilize new retirees to perform minor home repairs for seniors who cannot do the repairs themselves. The senior-to-senior volunteers will do interior and exterior painting, yard clean up, and gutter cleaning, as well as other minor home repairs.

Meals on Wheels Atlanta
The Meals on Wheels Atlanta program provides 250 - 300 nutritious meals DAILY to seniors unable to cook for themselves.

Meals on Wheels-Cobb County
Delivers to homebound seniors, 60 and older, who are unable to cook for themselves. For more information on becoming a volunteer, please call 770-528-5381.

Senior Homesharing Programs-Find A Roommate To Defray Costs (Many States)
Senior homeshare match-up programs bring together older home providers with individuals seeking a place to live. In exchange for providing a private room in their home, seniors receive household assistance or rent from their housemate, or a combination of the two.

Fayette Senior Services (GA) 770-461-0813
For people 60+ who live in Fayette County and want to remand independant, free or low cost services inlcude:

  • Transportation to and from non emergency medical appointments, pharmacy, etc.
  • Home Repair & Maintenance for helping older adults age 60+ with safety repairs including installation of grab bars in bathtubs, replace batteries in smoke detector’s, repair of minor household items (changing of light bulbs, weather stripping etc.)
  • Resource & Referral using their state wide database of social services.

Long-Term Care & Assisted Living (Consumer-SOS)

Alternative Living Arrangements
Offers general guidance on housing options for someone you love. Everything from independent living facilities to long term care.

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Transportation

Mobility And Transportation Options for Seniors in Metro Atlanta And Some Other Georgia Counties
Find out if you qualify for free or low cost transportation. Eligible seniors could get free rides or vouchers to purchase transportation which best meet their needs for medical visits, doctor’s appointments, grocery shopping and any other necessary appointment.

Get in Gear Program Gwinnett County  (678-377-4150)
Free transportation is available to seniors who need assistance commuting to and from senior centers, medical appointments and treatments. Vehicles used to transport seniors are wheelchair accessible.

Fayette Senior Services (GA) 770-461-0813
For people 60+ who live in Fayette County and want to remand independant, free or low cost services inlcude:

  • Transportation to and from non emergency medical appointments treatment centers and pharmacies (for adults 60 plus and disabled people from 18-59)
  • Resource & Referral using their state wide database of social services.

Volunteers to Provide Non Medical Help (GA)
Meals On Wheels provides adults age 60 and older, living in North Fulton County, with the non-medical help and support they need to remain independent and in their own homes. There is no charge for services. Instead, when a senior member needs a service (for example, transportation to a doctor's appointment or help with grocery shopping).

North Georgia Community Action, Inc. (Catoosa, Chattooga, Cherokee, Dade, Fannin, Gilmer, Murray, Pickens, Walker, and Whitfield Counties unless noted otherwise.)

  • Transportation
  • Information Referral

The National Center on Senior Transportation (866) 528-NCST or  (202) 347-7385 (TDD).
Our mission is to increase transportation options for older adults and enhance their ability to live more independently within their communities throughout the United States.

Older Adults, Transportation and Longevity

License Renewal Procedures For Older Drivers (All 50 States & DC)

Fact Sheets For Seniors

The Government Administration On Aging has fact sheets on almost every topic.

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Other Topics

The Death of A Spouse (GA) 
Resources and check lists of who to contact and what arrangements to make after the death of your spouse.

Power of Attorney (Consumer-SOS)

Alzheimer's Resources, Referral & Support (GA)
The Alzheimer's Association offers informational brochures and a variety of comprehensive programs for individuals with Alzheimer’s disease and their caregivers. Call their HELPLINE on any day and at any hour to speak to one of their consultants.

Dealing With Death 
Articles and brochures for the dying and those close to them.

Resource Directory For Older People 
An alphabetical list of links to every resource imaginable. 

Elder Care Topics (Nolo.com)
For information on Social Security, Retirement Plans, 
Medicare, Medicaid, Medigap and Managed Care, Long-Term Healthcare, Estate Planning, Healthcare Directives and Powers of Attorney and more.

ElderCare Locator (Finding Community Assistance For Seniors)
The Eldercare Locator can put you in touch with state and local information that enables older persons to find help
to remain independent in their own homes.

You will get information on how to locate a wide variety of services like meals, home care transportation, housing
alternative, home repair, recreation, social activities, legal and other community services. 

Fulton County Senior Information and Referral Services (770) 730-6000
This Agency provides senior citizen referral & hotlines for residents of Fulton County.

Age-Wise-Connection (404) 463-3333
For information and referrals for aging services and resources throughout Georgia.

Community-Based Services
Finding services for older people through government, non-profit or for-profit organizations. 

Government Services For Older Adults (All 50 States & DC)
Just one or two links per state, often to the Department or Bureau of Aging.

National Institute On Aging
Has health information and research programs for older people.

Administration On Aging Quick Index Of Elderly Topics


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Community Activities

Neighborhood Senior Centers (Throughout GA)
Senior Citizen Services manages eight centers that offer social, health and wellness and education opportunities for seniors.

Metro Atlanta Senior Center Locator
Shows you the senior centers in Cobb/Cherokee, Fulton, Dekalb, Gwinnett/Hall/Forsyth and the Southern Crescent (Douglas, Fayette, Clayton, Henry and Rockdale counties.)

Adult Day Care For Seniors With Memory Challenges
Senior Citizen Services provides a nurturing and stimulating environment that assists in delaying the effects of Alzheimer's and dementia.

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Health & Medical 
Medicine & Treatments
Medical Directives/Living Wills

Doctors & Health Care
Long Term Care

Insurance & Benefits (Medicaid/Medicare, etc...)

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Long-Term Care, Assisted Living & other Options For Care 

Assisted Living Independent Living & Other Accommodations
Nursing Homes Complaints
Hospices Insurance & Benefits (Medicaid/Medicare...)

See Power of Attorney (Consumer-SOS)

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Assisted Living

Selecting A Personal Care Home (GA)

Finding Specific Personal Care Homes & Community Living Arrangements In Georgia
Select the type of care and then choose your county or city.

Alzheimer's Resources, Referral & Support (GA)
The Alzheimer's Association offers a variety of comprehensive programs and referrals for individuals with Alzheimer’s disease and their caregivers. Call their HELPLINE on any day and at any hour to speak to one of their consultants.

Choosing An Assisted Living Facility (BBB)

Selecting A Geriatric Care Manager
A geriatric care manager  specializes in helping older people and their families with long-term care arrangements. GCMs often have training in gerontology, social work, nursing or counseling and know about the cost, quality and availability of services in an older person’s community. 

Assisted Living Facilities, Alzheimer's & More (50 States & DC)
Find the right retirement community, assisted living residence, Alzheimer's facility or traditional nursing homes. Learn about the different types of care and the strengths and weaknesses of each facility.

Benefits Checkup
Find programs for people ages 55 and over that may pay for some of their costs of prescription drugs, health care, utilities, and other essential items or services. Please fill out their simple questionnaire to find programs that can assist you or your loved ones.

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Nursing Homes

Selecting A Nursing Home (GA)
Great general advice with GA and federal resources.

Find And Compare Nursing Homes (All 50 States & DC)
This tool has detailed information about every Medicare and Medicaid-certified nursing home in the country. Before you get started, you or your family member may have other long-term care choices like community-based services, home care, or assisted living depending on your needs and resources. For more information, see Alternatives to Nursing Homes. Otherwise, follow these steps when choosing a nursing home.

Finding Specific Nursing Homes In Georgia
Select the type of care and then choose your county or city.

Legal Rights Of Nursing Home Residents (GA)

Long-Term Care In Georgia (FAQs)
The different types of long-term care and how to pay for it.

Alzheimer's Resources, Referral & Support (GA)
The Alzheimer's Association offers a variety of comprehensive programs and referrals for individuals with Alzheimer’s disease and their caregivers. Call their HELPLINE on any day and at any hour to speak to one of their consultants.

Assisted Living Facilities, Alzheimer's & More
(50 States & DC)
Find the right retirement community, assisted living residence, Alzheimer's facility or traditional nursing homes. Learn about the different types of care and the strengths and weaknesses of each facility.

The Rights of Nursing Home Patients (Not State Specific)


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Hospices

Death And Dying  
Links dealing with death and dying issues such as hospice and palliative care, various terminal illnesses, grief and bereavement, and healthcare decisions.

All About Hospices
(Information Brochures & Links)

Dealing With Death 
Articles and brochures for the dying and those close to them.

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Independent Living & Other Accommodations

Volunteers to Provide Non Medical Help (GA)
Meals On Wheels provides adults age 60 and older, living in North Fulton County, with the non-medical help and support they need to remain independent and in their own homes. There is no charge for services. Instead, when a senior member needs a service (for example, transportation to a doctor's appointment or help with grocery shopping)
.

Home Repair and Companion Services For Seniors (Metro Atlanta)
Meals on Wheels supports senior independence through meals, shelter, education and community. Programs including free or low cost home repair, senior day care and companionship-light care. They also connect seniors to the other resources they may need.

In-Home Services For Cobb County Residents 60 and Up (GA)
Allows the senior citizen to remain more independent and able to reside in her/his own home. Technicians are trained in basic care giving. No skilled care. Eligibility and amount of services needed will be determined through assessment.  For more information, please call (770) 528-5364. Sliding scale fees based upon total household income.

Fayette Senior Services (GA) 770-461-0813
For people 60+ who live in Fayette County and want to remand independant, free or low cost services inlcude:

  • Transportation to and from non emergency medical appointments treatment centers and pharmacies (for adults 60 plus and younger adults who are disabled)
  • Meals On Wheels for those who live alone and are home bound or semi home bound (meals are free but donations are accepted). Inlcludes help with the cost & delivery of pet food!
  • Home Repair & Maintenance for helping older adults age 60+ with safety repairs including installation of grab bars in bathtubs, replace batteries in smoke detector’s, repair of minor household items (changing of light bulbs, weather stripping etc.)
  • Resource & Referral using their state wide database of social services.

Finding Specific Nursing Homes, Personal Care Homes & Community Living Arrangements In Georgia
Select the type of care and then choose your county or city.

Alternative Living Arrangements
Offers general guidance on housing options for someone you love. Everything from independent living facilities to long term care.

Fulton County Senior Information and Referral Services (770) 730-6000
This Agency provides senior citizen referral & hotlines for residents of Fulton County.

Age-Wise-Connection (404) 463-3333
For information and referrals for aging services and resources throughout Georgia.

Assisted Living Facilities, Alzheimer's & More (50 States & DC)
Find the right retirement community, assisted living residence, Alzheimer's facility or traditional nursing homes. Learn about the different types of care and the strengths and weaknesses of each facility.

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Complaints

Georgia Senior Legal Hotline 1-888-257-9519 (Statewide) 404-657-9915 (Metro Atlanta)
Free over the phone legal advice and assistance for those 60 and over. They can also refer you to other programs that help seniors in trouble. The Hotline welcomes calls from older Georgians, family members and service providers who need legal advice or assistance. Call from 9am -2pm Monday through Thursday.

Elderly Legal Assistance Program (GA)
The program tries to serve those in the most social and /or economic need, but any resident of Georgia who is at least 60 years of age and has a legal problem in any of the program's priority areas is eligible for assistance. Call (404) 657-5319 or 1-800-669-8387.

The Medicare Rights Center (Advocacy Group With National Help Line)
Call their national helpline, to consult with knowledgeable counselors about a wide range of Medicare-related issues, including how to reduce premium and prescription drug costs and how to appeal a denial by an HMO or Part D plan.  Or use this national, nonprofit consumer service organization as an advocate to lobby your cause or get the ear of your law maker. 

Find The AARP In Your State
The AARP offers legal advocacy for seniors and may also have state specific consumer brochures which are available to everyone.

Phone #'s For Long Term Care Ombudsmen
(State By State & DC)

For More Help,
See Legal Hotlines & Help Groups 

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Fraud

Elder Fraud (GA)

Consumer Fraud Against the Elderly

Find The AARP In Your State
The AARP offers legal advocacy for seniors and may also have state specific consumer brochures which are available to everyone.

For More Help, 

See Legal Hotlines & Help Groups 

You can also file a complaint with Federal Trade Commission using their Online Complaint Form or by calling the Consumer Response Center: toll-free 1-877-FTC-HELP (382-4357); TDD: 202-326-2502. Although the Commission cannot resolve individual problems for consumers, it can act against a company if it sees a pattern of possible law violations.

For More On Preventing Scams,
See:
Consumer-SOS/Scams & Cons

Consumer-SOS/Mail & Postal Matters

Consumer-SOS/Phone Matters

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Legal Hotlines & Other Help Groups
Legal Hotlines
Where Else To Get Help

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Legal Hotlines

Georgia Senior Legal Hotline 1-888-257-9519 (Statewide) 404-657-9915 (Metro Atlanta)
Free over the phone legal advice and assistance for those 60 and over. They can also refer you to other programs that help seniors in trouble. The Hotline welcomes calls from older Georgians, family members and service providers who need legal advice or assistance. Call from 9am -2pm Monday through Thursday.

Elderly Legal Assistance Program (GA)
The program tries to serve those in the most social and /or economic need, but any resident of Georgia who is at least 60 years of age and has a legal problem in any of the program's priority areas is eligible for assistance. Call 866-552-4464.

Georgia Advocacy Office (404) 885-1234  
Free help to disabled individuals who have problems related  to their disability.  They can help you with issues concerning handicap accessibility, employment discrimination, nursing home abuse, and other disability matters.

The Medicare Rights Center (Advocacy Group With National Help Line)
Call their national helpline, to consult with knowledgeable counselors about a wide range of Medicare-related issues, including how to reduce premium and prescription drug costs and how to appeal a denial by an HMO or Part D plan.  Or use this national, nonprofit consumer service organization as an advocate to lobby your cause or get the ear of your law maker. 

Georgia Services For Seniors and Care Givers (State Wide Listing)
List advocates and other agencies that partner with the state to help seniors and those who care for them.

Find The AARP In Your State
The AARP offers legal advocacy for seniors and may also have state specific consumer brochures which are available to everyone.

Legal Hotlines For Older Americans  
Free legal help for people in 
AZ, CA, DC, GA, HI, IA, IN, KS, KY, MD, ME, MI, MS, NH, NM, OH, PA, PR, TN, TX, WA, WV.

Other Senior Hotlines (Google)
Has South Carolina and other states not listed above.

Elderly Services In All 50 States & DC
At least one and sometimes a whole page of links relating to senior issues, advocacy groups and legal help for seniors.

Senior Legal Hotlines
There more than 20 states that have them and most offer free legal telephone advice to persons over 60. The Pennsylvania and Florida Hotlines charge. Senior legal hotlines are in the following states: Pennsylvania, Washington D.C., Maine, Florida, West Virginia, Michigan, Texas, Ohio, New Mexico, Puerto Rico, California , Hawaii, Kansas, Mississippi, West Virginia, Georgia, Iowa, Kentucky, Washington, New Hampshire and Tennessee.  

Legal Services For Older Adults (Links With Descriptions)
Lawyers, Legal Help Orgs. & Consumer Tips (National)

State Long Term Care Ombudsmen (DC & 50 States)
Names, Addresses And Phone #s. No links.
Every state has an Ombudsman Program that addresses complaints and advocates for improvements in the long term care system. 

For More Help, See Complaints

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Where Else To Get Help

Find The AARP Office Nearest You (All 50 States & DC)

Fulton County Senior Information and Referral Services (770) 730-6000
This Agency provides senior citizen referral & hotlines for residents of Fulton County.

Age-Wise-Connection (404) 463-3333
For information and referrals for aging services and resources throughout Georgia.

Better Business Bureaus (Links Throughout The U.S.)

Reporting Fraud & Scams

Senior Law Homepage (Brochures & Lots of Links)

Low Cost Medicines
One-stop link to thousands of low cost medicines offered through hundreds of patient assistance programs sponsored by member companies, non-member companies and government and local organizations.

Benefits Checkup
Find programs for people ages 55 and over that may pay for some of their costs of prescription drugs, health care, utilities, and other essential items or services. Please fill out their simple questionnaire to find programs that can assist you or your loved ones.

Find Your Local Newspaper, Magazine, Radio & TV Stations
Give them a little bad press and you're bargaining power increases tremendously. Select your state, and then click on your county or city for the proper media to report to. (DC Not Included).

United Way Help Line 
(For All 50 States, DC & Puerto Rico)
Choose your state, select your city, and look up help agencies galore!!! Their stellar search engine can lead you to any social service topic you can think of.  Just type in the words "Senior and (the name of your topic)" or "Elderly and (the name your topic)."

National Help Orgs For A Variety Of Consumer Problems

The Elderly, Environment, Families, Fraud, Health & Safety, Insurance The Handicapped, Medical Problems, Telemarketing and more.

For More Help See, 

Complaints And
Lawyers/Courts & Self Help

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Wills, Retirement & Estates

Retirement, Estate Planning & Social Security (Nolo.com) 
Over 80 articles on the above subjects.

See Elder Care Topics (Nolo.com)
For information on Social Security, Retirement Plans, 
Medicare, Medicaid, Medigap and Managed Care, Long-Term Healthcare, Estate Planning, Healthcare Directives and Powers of Attorney and more.

Power of Attorney (Consumer-SOS)

See Consumer-SOS Wills, Probate & Estates
See Consumer-SOS/Retirement, Estate Planning & Social Security

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Medicine & Treatments

Legacy Link Aging And Disability Resource Connection For The Northeast GA Mountains

Health Care Report Cards-How Does Your Hospital Rate?
Rates Thousands of Hospitals, Health Care Plans, Dentists, Physicians, Hospices and more.

Healthlinkplus.org
Index of health topics grouped by subject.  Links are arranged under "Health Insurance", "General Health Information", "Alternative Medicine", "Medical Research", "Health Care Providers",  "Mental Health", and "Evaluating Health Information On the Internet".

Low Cost Medicines
One-stop link to thousands of low cost medicines offered through hundreds of patient assistance programs sponsored by member companies, non-member companies and government and local organizations.

Benefits Checkup
Find programs for people ages 55 and over that may pay for some of their costs of prescription drugs, health care, utilities, and other essential items or services. Please fill out their simple questionnaire to find programs that can assist you or your loved ones.

See Consumer-SOS/Medicine & Treatments

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Insurance & Benefits

Medicare and Where To Get Help (GA)
How it works, expenses not covered and where to get help.

Medicare/ Health Ins. Counseling Assistance & Referral For The Elderly (GA)

Legacy Link Aging And Disability Resource Connection For The Northeast GA Mountains

The Medicare Rights Center (Advocacy Group With National Help Line)
Call their national helpline, to consult with knowledgeable counselors about a wide range of Medicare-related issues, including how to reduce premium and prescription drug costs and how to appeal a denial by an HMO or Part D plan.  Or use this national, nonprofit consumer service organization as an advocate to lobby your cause or get the ear of your law maker. 

Aged, Blind or Disabled (ABD) Medicaid (GA)
How it works, expenses not covered and where to get help.

The Aging Connection (404) 463-3333
For general questions about Medicaid.

Understanding Medicaid (GA)

Medicaid & Home and Community Services (GA)
Medicaid may pay for independent living and in home care.
Also has good contact numbers.

Social Security Disability Secrets
Advice, FAQS and in depth answers from a former Social Security Claims Examiner. Learn how to apply, how to prepare your case and more.

Insurance Counseling & Assistance (State By State & DC)
Provides free help with questions on long-term care costs. If you are confused about Medicare coverage of nursing home services, Medicaid eligibility requirements, private Long-Term Care Insurance, or have health insurance questions, contact them for help.

Government Benefits You're Entitled To
BenefitsCheckUp is a free, easy-to-use
service that identifies over a 1000 federal and state assistance programs for older Americans. Requires you first fill out a confidential questionnaire.

Low Cost Medicines
One-stop link to thousands of low cost medicines offered through hundreds of patient assistance programs sponsored by member companies, non-member companies and government and local organizations.

The Three Medi's: Medicare, Medigap, Medicaid:

Healthlinkplus.org
Index of health topics grouped by subject.  Links are arranged under "Health Insurance", "General Health Information", "Alternative Medicine", "Medical Research", "Health Care Providers",  "Mental Health", and "Evaluating Health Information On the Internet".

Long-Term Care Insurance

The Medicare Website (U.S. Gov)

Viatical Settlements (FTC)

See Long-Term Care & Assisted Living 
See Consumer-SOS/Health & Medical
See Consumer-SOS/Insurance

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Children Of Aging Parents

Dangerous Senior Drivers
Excellent tips on what you can do if you think they're a danger on the road. See also the License Renewal Procedures which examine a person's fitness to drive.

The Medicare Rights Center (Advocacy Group With National Help Line)
Call their national helpline, to consult with knowledgeable counselors about a wide range of Medicare-related issues, including how to reduce premium and prescription drug costs and how to appeal a denial by an HMO or Part D plan.  Or use this national, nonprofit consumer service organization as an advocate to lobby your cause or get the ear of your law maker. 

Respite Care Links In All 50 States
Family caregivers may qualify for free respite support where trained caretakers can watch your dependents while you have a few hours to yourself. Some states provide respite services to:
Family caregivers providing care for individuals age 60 or older;
Family caregivers providing care for individuals with Alzheimer's disease and related disorders, regardless of age; or
Grandparents and other relative caregivers (not parents) 55 years of age and older providing care to children under age 18; or age 18-59.

Services For Caregivers To Seniors (Cobb County, GA)
You need all the help you can get! Program provides support groups, financial assistance through vouchers for adult day care, referral and more.

Volunteers to Provide Non Medical Help (GA)
Meals On Wheels provides adults age 60 and older, living in North Fulton County, with the non-medical help and support they need to remain independent and in their own homes. There is no charge for services. Instead, when a senior member needs a service (for example, transportation to a doctor's appointment or help with grocery shopping)
.

In-Home Services For Cobb County Residents 60 and Up (GA)
Allows the senior citizen to remain more independent and able to reside in her/his own home. Technicians are trained in basic care giving. No skilled care. Eligibility and amount of services needed will be determined through assessment.  For more information, please call (770) 528-5364. Sliding scale fees based upon total household income.

Fayette Senior Services (GA) 770-461-0813
For people 60+ who live in Fayette County and want to remand independant, free or low cost services inlcude:

Georgia Senior Legal Hotline 1-888-257-9519 (Statewide) 404-657-9915 (Metro Atlanta)
Free over the phone legal advice and assistance for those 60 and over. They can also refer you to other programs that help seniors in trouble. The Hotline welcomes calls from older Georgians, family members and service providers who need legal advice or assistance. Call from 9am -2pm Monday through Thursday.

Free Home Repair Services For Seniors (Metro Atlanta)
This program through Meals On Wheels, will utilize new retirees to perform minor home repairs for seniors who cannot do the repairs themselves. The senior-to-senior volunteers will do interior and exterior painting, yard clean up, and gutter cleaning, as well as other minor home repairs.

Legacy Link Aging And Disability Resource Connection For The Northeast GA Mountains

Finding Specific Nursing Homes, Personal Care Homes & Community Living Arrangements In Georgia
Select the type of care and then choose your county or city.

Power of Attorney (Consumer-SOS)

Alzheimer's Resources, Referral & Support (GA)
The Alzheimer's Association offers a variety of comprehensive programs and referrals for individuals with Alzheimer’s disease and their caregivers. Call their HELPLINE on any day and at any hour to speak to one of their consultants.

Alternatives To Guardianship
Explains your various legal options with your parent to help manage their assets. From power of attorneys to living  trusts and more.

The National Center on Senior Transportation (866) 528-NCST or  (202) 347-7385 (TDD).
Our mission is to increase transportation options for older adults and enhance their ability to live more independently within their communities throughout the United States.
Staff from NCST helps members of the aging services and transportation communities address a diverse array of transportation issues, directs callers to additional resources and answers questions about ADA rights and responsibilities. We also encourage you to visit our Frequently Asked Questions page.

Meals on Wheels Atlanta
The Meals on Wheels Atlanta program provides 250 - 300 nutritious meals DAILY to seniors unable to cook for themselves.

Adult Day Care For Seniors With Memory Challenges
Senior Citizen Services provides a nurturing and stimulating environment that assists in delaying the effects of Alzheimer's and dementia.

Dealing With Death 
Articles and brochures for the dying and those close to them.

Caring For The Caregiver

Resources for children who take care of their elderly parents.

Making The Home Senior Friendly
Tips and links on how you can improve their safety and comfort and keep them from household injuries.

ElderCare Locator (Finding Community Assistance For Seniors)
The Eldercare Locator can put you in touch with state and local information that enables older persons to find help
to remain independent in their own homes.

You will get information on how to locate a wide variety of services like meals, home care transportation, housing
alternative, home repair, recreation, social activities, legal and other community services. 

Alternative Living Arrangements
Offers general guidance on housing options for someone you love. Everything from independent living facilities to long term care.

Other Helpful Articles & Brochures

See Long-Term Care & Assisted Living 
See Consumer-SOS/Health & Medical
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Employment Opportunities (Age 50 & Up)

Jewish Family And Career Services (GA Senior Employment Program)
For further information, please call 770-677-9441 or e-mail us at careers@jfcs-atlanta.org.

The Senior Community Service Employment Program (GA and Federal)
Designed to provide, foster, and promote useful part-time work experience activities or training for economically disadvantaged persons who are 55 years old or older.

AARP Featured Employers Program (GA) 404-892-4446
AARP
collaborates with companies that appreciate the talent mature workers bring to a job. To be eligible, all companies completed a long application about their hiring practices, benefits, and opportunities so that we can give you this information to help you make an informed choice about your future employment.

Atlanta Aging Connection 404-463-3333
For referral in a variety of areas including employment.

Retiredbrains.com (Select Your State from 3rd search box at lower right)
About to retire and looking to find jobs after retirement. This site connects older workers with employers seeking to hire them. We also provide important senior-focused information and links to charitable organizations and non-profits looking for volunteers. You may search for a part-time job, a temporary or project assignment, or a full-time job by entering the appropriate information below and running a job search or by clicking on one of the featured companies to see the jobs they have posted.

Retirementjobs.com
Over 50 and looking for a job?

Workforce50.com
Dedicated to serving the 50+ workforce with a passion.
Job seekers can feel secure in knowing that all employers advertising on Workforce50.com
are truly interested in hiring those of us over 50.

United Way Helpline (Just dial 211)
Or enter Zip Code in one of the search boxes. Then search for seniors and employment.

See also

The Work Place


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