Chronic Disease Self-Management Resources
Stanford University Patient Education Research Center
The Stanford Patient Education Research Center is part of the Department of Medicine at the Stanford University School of Medicine, located in Palo Alto, California, U.S.A. For over 3 decades, they have developed, evaluated, and translated into practice self-management programs for English and Spanish-speakers with chronic health problems, as well as for cancer survivors and caregivers. All of their programs are designed to help people gain self-confidence in their ability to control their symptoms, better manage their health problems, and lead fuller lives. For more information, visit their web site here.
CDC Chronic Disease Prevention and Health Promotion
The Centers For Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) National Chronic Disease Prevention and Health Promotion Program provides a variety of resources for a number of chronic diseases, such as diabetes and cancer. You will find the latest statistics about these diseases, as well as links to the research articles and practical tips for managing your disease. For more information, visit their web site here.
National Council on Aging Healthy Aging Programs
The National Council on Aging provides a variety of resources for programs related to chronic disease self-management, falls prevention, senior hunger and nutrition, and overall healthy aging. For more information, visit their web site here.
Fall Prevention Resources
National Council on Aging Falls Prevention Program
The National Council on Aging web site features a number of resources for preventing falls. You can find information about a variety of fall prevention programs, practical tips for older adults and caregivers to prevent falls, and and other resources to increase awareness of falls and fall prevention in the community. For more information, visit their web site here.
CDC Older Adult Falls Information
The Centers For Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) provide a variety of resources to raise awareness about the prevalence of falls among older adults, as well as strategies and interventions to prevent falls in the community. For more information, visit their web site here.
National Institute on Aging AgePage: Falls and Fractures
The National Institute on Aging provides a variety of resources relating to healthy aging. This AgePage focuses on practical tips you can use to prevent falls at home and in the community. For more information, visit their web site here.
Rosalynn Carter Institute for Caregiving (RCI)
Former First Lady Rosalynn Carter is passionate about supporting caregivers. The Rosalynn Carter Institute for Caregiving offers a variety of programs to help caregivers not only care for their loved ones but also for themselves. For more information, visit their web site here.
Family Caregiver Alliance
The Family Caregiver Alliance is a community-based non-profit organization that supports caregivers through education, policy advocacy, and informational resources tailored to caregivers’ unique challenges. Their web site features a variety of tips sheets and other educational resources in the Caregiver Education section. For more information, visit their web site here.
The U. S. National Library of Medicine features a web page with several articles related to caregiving. You’ll find topics such as caregiver stress, dealing with caregiver burnout, and finding help with caregiving. For more information, visit their web site here.
Georgia Area Agencies on Aging (AAA)
Questions about workshops or trainings? Contact the Wellness Coordinator near you (based on your county of residence).
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Atlanta Regional Commission Aging Division
Serving the following counties: Cherokee, Clayton, Cobb, Dekalb, Douglas, Fayette, Fulton, Gwinnett, Henry, and Rockdale
Regional Offices: 229 Peachtree Street, NE, Suite 100, Atlanta, GA 30303
Telephone: (404) 463-3333
Wellness Coordinator: Lynda Conner (470-378-1630)
Coastal Georgia Area Agency on Aging
Serving the following counties: Bryan, Bullock, Camden, Chatham, Effingham, Glynn, Liberty, Long, and McIntosh
Regional Offices: 1181 Coastal Drive, SW, Darien, GA 31305
Telephone: (912) 437-0800
Wellness Coordinator: Loreatha Jenkins (912-437-0843)
CSRA Area Agency on Aging
Serving the following counties: Burke, Columbia, Glascock, Hancock, Jefferson, Jenkins, Lincoln, McDuffie, Richmond, Screven, Taliaferro, Warren, Washington, and Wilkes
Regional Offices: 3626 Walton Way Extension, Suite 300, Augusta, GA 30909
Wellness Coordinator: Betsy Teasley (706-650-5696)
Heart of Georgia Area Agency on Aging
Serving the following counties: Appling, Bleckley, Candler, Dodge, Emanuel, Evans, Jeff Davis, Johnson, Laurens, Montgomery, Tattnall, Telfair, Toombs, Treutlen, Wayne, Wheeler, and Wilcox
Regional Offices: 331 West Parker Street, Baxley, GA 31513
Telephone: (912) 367-3648
Wellness Coordinator: Jennifer Crosby (912-367-3648)
Legacy Link Georgia Mountains Area Agency on Aging
Serving the following counties: Banks, Dawson, Forsyth, Franklin, Habersham, Hall, Hart, Lumpkin, Rabun, Stephens, Towns, Union, and White
Regional Offices: 4080 Mundy Mill Road, Oakwood, GA 30566
Telephone: (770) 538-2650
Wellness Coordinator: Lisa Howard (770-538-2711)
Middle Georgia Area Agency on Aging
Serving the following counties: Baldwin, Bibb, Crawford, Houston, Jones, Monroe, Peach, Pulaski, Putnam, Twiggs and Wilkinson
Regional Offices: 175-C Emery Highway, Macon, GA 31217
Telephone: (478) 751-6466
Wellness Coordinator: Nicole Gaither (478-751-6466)
Northeast Georgia Area Agency on Aging
Serving the following counties: Barrow, Clarke, Elbert, Greene, Jackson, Jasper, Madison, Morgan, Newton, Oconee, Oglethorpe, and Walton
Regional Offices: 305 Research Drive, Athens, GA 30605
Telephone: (706) 583-2546
Wellness Coordinator: Whitney Bignell (706-542-4067)
Northwest Georgia Area Agency on Aging
Serving the following counties: Bartow, Catoosa, Chattooga, Dade, Fannin, Floyd, Gilmer, Gordon, Haralson, Murray, Paulding, Pickens, Polk, Walker, and Whitfield
Regional Offices: 1 Jackson Hill Drive, Rome, GA 30161
Telephone: (706) 295-6485
Wellness Coordinator: Shaina Linginfelter (706-295-6485)
River Valley Area Agency on Aging
Serving the following counties: Chattahoochee, Clay, Crisp, Dooly, Harris, Macon, Marion, Muscogee, Quitman, Randolph, Schley, Stewart, Sumter, Talbot, Taylor, and Webster
Regional Offices: 710 Front Avenue, Suite A, Columbus, GA 31901
Telephone: (706) 256-2910
Wellness Coordinator: Franetta Miles (706-256-2918)
Southern Georgia Area Agency on Aging
Serving the following counties: Atkinson, Bacon, Ben Hill, Berrien, Brantley, Brooks, Charlton, Clinch, Coffee, Cook, Echols, Irwin, Lanier, Lowndes, Pierce, Tift, Turner, and Ware
Regional Offices: 1725 South Georgia Parkway, W., Waycross, GA 31503
Telephone: (912) 285-6097
Wellness Coordinator: Sonya Parker (912-285-3089)
Southwest Georgia (SOWEGA) Council on Aging
Serving the following counties: Baker, Calhoun, Colquitt, Decatur, Dougherty, Early, Grady, Lee, Miller, Mitchell, Seminole, Terrell, Thomas, and Worth
Regional Offices: 335 W. Society Avenue, Albany, GA 31701
Telephone: (229) 432-1124
Wellness Coordinator: Robin McCord (229-432-1131)
Three Rivers Area Agency on Aging
Serving the following counties: Butts, Carroll, Coweta, Heard, Lamar, Meriwether, Pike, Spalding, Troup, and Upson
Regional Offices: 13273 Highway 34, E., Franklin, GA 30217
Telephone: (678) 552-2853
Wellness Coordinator: Maureen Geboy (678-552-2843)
Food Insecurity Resources
Georgia CAFE is a UGA-Community-Government Collaborative Project that trains community advocates and supports policy changes that help low-income older and disabled Georgians access food through assistance in obtaining benefits from the Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP, formerly Food Stamps).