In-Home Meal Delivery for Seniors

Good Measure Meals – Atlanta
Customer Service department  404-815-7695 (866-954-4466 toll free) or email at customerservice@goodmeasuremeals.com
They offer 1, 2, or 3 meal/day programs that are calorie contained and have menu appropriate for diabetes. All meals are fresh prepared and delivered 2x/week (or people can pick up meals to reduce delivery costs). Primarily services inside the perimeter only….
Open Hand Atlanta
Senior clients should contact the Office of Aging for client criteria and intake procedures. Case managers with Visiting Nurse Health System will complete the client assessment, then forward a communication form to Open Hand confirming enrollment and notifying us of delivery details and meal type information for each client Contact the Fulton County Office of Aging at 404/730-0184.

 
Mom’s Meals
http://www.momsmeals.com
1-877-508-6667

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Low Vision and Hearing Loss related Resources

Eye Care America – Foundation of the American Academy of Ophthalmology

Provides assistance to the medically underserved or individuals with financial needs for medication assistance, eye exams, and eye care.

www.eyecareamerica.org

877-887-6327

Vision Rehabilitation Services of Georgia (VRS) 

Provides guidance and assistance to individuals experiencing blindness or low vision to promote independence.

www.vrsga.org

770.432.7280

Caption Call
Free captioned home telephone provided to those with a certified hearing loss and the need for a captioning service to use the phone. They must also have a high speed internet connection and a standard home phone connection.
http://www.captioncall.com
1-877-557-2227

CapTel Captioned Telephones

http://www.captel.com/

Local representative to Metro Atlanta that can do in-home installation
Diana Centofanti – 678-646-7374

 

GA Council for the Hearing Impaired (GACHI)
http://www.gachi.org
404-292-5312

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Dementia Related Resources

Virtual Dementia Tour
Through Second Wind Dreams
Monthly Tours Now Open to Public
CaraVita Home Care was selected as the regional home for The Virtual Dementia Tour® and will be hosting monthly tours open to the public. Please check our website for future VDT dates at http://www.caravitahomecare.com/vdt. CaraVita VDT events are now proudly open to the public. Simply fill out the form through website above or call their office at 770-643-1712 to RSVP.

Alzheimer’s Association – GA Chapter
http://www.alzga.org
Has wonderful resources, support group information, education, etc – as well as a great link to introduce children/teens to dementia. http://www.alz.org/living_with_alzheimers_just_for_kids_and_teens.asp

Lewy Body Dementia Association
http://www.lbda.org
LBD Caregiver Link 800-539-9767

Laona M. Kitchen Foundation

www.lmkfoundation.org  404-428-1267

Provides funds to provide respite services for caregivers caring for those with dementia.

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Miscellaneous Atlanta Metro Senior Resources

Shears With Heart
Mobile Salon Services for the Homebound
Owner – Valerie Diaz-Bethea
http://www.shearswithheart.com
770-256-9261/770-783-2788
salonservices@shearswithheart.com

The Stress Break – Therapeutic Massage for Kids, Adults, and the Elderly www.thestressbreak.org  Giselle Toran, LMT 678-485-0302

Tooth Wisdom – Health Resources for Older Adults
Great website with additional information/articles about proper oral care for seniors

Lauren’s Hope Medical ID Jewelry

www.laurenshope.com   – different (not so sterile) lovely options for Medical Identification jewelry

My Medical ID
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Poverty Based Resources

Must Ministries
http://www.mustministries.org
770-427-9862
MUST has been serving those in need for more than 40 years. Now hosting five different locations and several programs in six counties, MUST provides a long list of services to area residents who are struggling including: •Groceries •Hot Meals (pantries, distribution sites, and service kitchen) •Emergency Shelter •Supportive Housing •Clothing •Medical Care •Employment Services •Summer Lunch

Wellstar Senior Wellness Clinic in Cobb  – 470-956-2500 provides healthcare for those 55-64 for preventative and chronic care services for qualified, disadvantaged seniors. Eligibility determined by Cobb DFCS.

Southeast Energy Assistance
Bill payment assistance and plumbing repairs available for City of Atlanta Water Customers
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Medication Related Resources and Nutritional Supplements

Extra Help through Social Security
http://www.ssa.gov/prescriptionhelp/
1-800-772-1213
Extra Help with the costs— monthly premiums, annual deductibles, and prescription co-payments— related to a Medicare prescription drug plan.

Partnership for Prescription Assistance
http://www.pparx.org
1-888-4PPA-NOW
The Partnership for Prescription Assistance helps qualifying patients without prescription drug coverage get the medicines they need through the program that is right for them. Many will get their medications free or nearly free.

iPharmacy Pro
Free app available for download on smart phones that is a comprehensive guide to Rx meds. Gives additional information on purpose/side effects/interactions/etc.

AGS (American Geriatrics Society) Beers Criteria for Potentially Inappropriate Medication Use in Older Adults
http://www.americangeriatrics.org/health_care_professionals/clinical_practice/clinical_guidelines_recommendations/2012

Juice Plus
Ralph Freeman:
Juice Plus+ is whole food based nutrition, including juice powder concentrates from 25 different fruits, vegetables and grains. Juice Plus+ helps bridge the gap between what you should eat and what you do eat every day. Not a multivitamin, medicine, treatment or cure for any disease, Juice Plus+ is all-natural and made from quality ingredients carefully monitored from farm to capsule so you can enjoy improved nutrition and wellness
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Culturally Specific Resources

Jewish Family and Career Services
https://yourtoolsforliving.org/

National Resource Center for LBGT Aging
http://www.lgbtagingcenter.org/

The Health Initiative – Georgia’s Voice for LGBTQ Health
http://www.thehealthinitiative.org
Sage Atlanta – Services & Advocacy for LGBT elders (program of The Health Initiative)
http://www.sageatl.org

AARP Pride
http://www.aarp.org/relationships/friends-family/aarp-pride/

GenSilent – The LGBT Aging Film (also has wonderful list of resources for LGBT aging)
http://stumaddux.com/GEN_SILENT.html

A Great Friend of Dorothy – Personal Care Services (with LGBT sensitivity training)

http://www.agreatfriendofdorothy.com

Contact – Dan Britt  dan.britt@agreatfriendofdorothy.com

404-605-8448

The Rainbow Center

www.therainbowcenter.com  770-677-9471

The Rainbow Center was founded to serve the needs of gay, lesbian, bisexual, transgender, those questioning their sexual orientation and gender (GLBTQ) individuals, their families and friends. We are an Atlanta based resource and support center for people of all ages and all religions. We are here to support you in your social, therapeutic, spiritual, educational or volunteer pursuits.

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