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RESOURCES

Your Local Resource for Atlanta Senior Care

Caring is not only our job, it’s our passion. We are dedicated to search for information for families in the Metro Atlanta and Northern Georgia area, and we aspire to be an educational resource for these families as well. For your convenience, we have collate a list of trusted national resources to help you find answers and solutions to your senior care needs:


Administration on Aging: The Administration on Aging provides a comprehensive overview of a wide variety of topics, programs and services related to aging.


Aging Care: Agingcare.com is dedicated to enhancing the lives of caregivers by creating the most expansive community of support, easy access to resources, product information and unique, original content to assist them in making the most informed choices for the elderly.


AARP, Inc: AARP is a membership organization leading positive social change and delivering value to people age 50 and over through information, advocacy and service.


American Federation for Aging Research: The American Federation for Aging Research’s mission is to promote healthier aging through biomedical research.


American Heart Association: The American Heart Association is a national voluntary health agency whose mission is to reduce disability and death from cardiovascular diseases and stroke.


American Stroke Association: The division of the American Heart Association that is solely focused on reducing disability and death from stroke through research, education, fundraising and advocacy.


American Society on Aging: Through renowned educational programming, outstanding publications and state-of-the-art information and training resources, ASA members tap into the knowledge and experience of the largest network of professionals in the field.

 

Spina Bifida: is the most common permanently disabling birth defect in the United States.

Spina Bifida literally means “split spine.”

Spina Bifida happens when a baby is in the womb and the spinal column does not close all of the way. Every day, about 8 babies born in the United States have Spina Bifida or a similar birth defect of the brain and spine.

 

Elder Care Matters: is America's National Directory of Elder Care / Senior Care Resources (which includes thousands of professional listings in 75 different Elder Care / Senior Care Services to help families across America plan for and deal with their issues of aging).

Alzheimer’s Association: A national network of chapters, the Alzheimer’s Association is the largest national voluntary health organization committed to finding a cure for Alzheimer’s and helping those affected by the disease.


Caregiver.com: Today's Caregiver Magazine is a leading provider of information, support and guidance for family and professional caregivers.


Family Caregiver Alliance: A public voice for caregivers, it is the first community-based nonprofit organization in the country to address the needs of families and friends providing long-term care at home.


National Area Agencies on Aging: n4a's primary mission is to build the capacity of its members to help older persons and persons with disabilities live with dignity and choices in their homes and communities for as long as possible.


American Parkinson Disease Association: was founded in 1961 to Ease the Burden - Find the Cure for Parkinson's disease. In that time APDA has raised and awarded more than $86 million to patient services and education and has been a funding partner in most of the major Parkinson's disease scientific breakthroughs.

 

United Cerebral Palsy: offers comprehensive supports for over 500 individuals with intellectual and developmental disabilities and their families on a daily basis throughout the State of Georgia. Services are designed to help individuals achieve independent, productive and rewarding lives as fully participating community members.

 

List of Senior Centers in Georgia: The first Senior Center in the country opened in 1943 in the Bronx, New York and was called the William Hodson Community Center . By 1961 about 218 senior centers had opened all across the country. In 1972, the Older Americans Act was amended to provide funding for senior centers as this was considered to be an important piece of the aging network. Today, there are estimated to be about 15,000 senior centers across the country serving about 10 million older Americans annually. About 6,000 of these centers receive part or all of their funding through the Older Americans Act.

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