Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs)


How does the Center for Positive Aging help consumers?

What services does the Center for Positive Aging provide?

Does the Center provide any direct services to consumers?

How can consumers search for aging services providers on the Center's website?

How does my organization become an affiliate of the Center for Positive Aging?

Who is LeadingAge Georgia?

How is the Center for Positive Aging Connected to LeadingAge Georgia?

What is the Culture Change movement?

What is a non-profit / not-for-profit organization?

What are the Center’s "Initiative" programs?


How does the Center for Positive Aging help consumers?


When older persons or their families contact us regarding housing options, nursing care, meal delivery service, home repairs, low-income elderly options, etc., we refer them to aging service providers dedicated to excellence within their communities. Organizations who are affiliates of the Center are listed in our database for consumers to search and choose from.


If we cannot answer your questions or immediately provide you with the information you need, you'll be referred to the appropriate source.


What services does the Center for Positive Aging provide?


The Center does not provide any direct services to consumers. Instead, we connect/refer consumers (older adults and their families) to organizations or individuals within our aging network who can get them the help they need. We strongly encourage individuals to access resources and information through our website - www.centerforpositiveaging.org.


After visiting our website, if your question is still not answered, please feel free to call us.


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Does the Center provide direct consumer services?


No, we do not provide any direct services to consumers. This means that if you visit our office location, you WILL NOT find a senior / activities center. What you'll meet is an office and our small staff.


How can consumers search for aging services providers on the Center for Positive Aging website?


Go to the Quick Search tab on the main menu above and choose the category you want to search. Providers of aging services are listed in each category. Choose the provider organization (s) you want from the table and then contact them.


How does my organization become an affiliate of the Center for Positive Aging?


If your organizations want to become a Center for Positive Aging affiliate and be listed in our Online Database, visit the new affiliate webpage for information about how you can join us.


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Who is LeadingAge Georgia?


LeadingAge Georgia, (formerly Aging Services of Georgia), is the 501(c)6 umbrella organization for the Center for Positive Aging, its consumer arm, and the Georgia Institute on Aging, its education arm. LeadingAge Georgia mission is to serve every aspect of elder care both from the perspective of the consumer and from the perspective of the provider.


LeadingAge Georgia is the State (Georgia) Association of LeadingAge.


How is the Center for Positive Aging Connected to LeadingAge Georgia?


The Center for Positive Aging serves as the consumer arm of LeadingAge Georgia. Over 150 provider members of LeadingAge Georgia function as resource centers throughout the state to assist consumers and aging communities find the products and services they need.


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What is the Culture Change movement?


Culture Change Network of Georgia / Culture Change Network is a grassroots movement dedicated to transforming elder adult services, based on person-directed and person-centered values and practices, where the voices of elders and those working with them are honored and respected.


What is a non-profit / not-for-profit organization?


An incorporated organization which exists for educational or charitable reasons, and from which its shareholders or trustees do not benefit financially. Any money earned must be retained by the organization, and used for its own expenses, operations, and programs. Many non-profit organizations also seek tax exempt status, and may also be exempt from local taxes including sales taxes or property taxes.


To be tax-exempt under section 501(c)(3) of the Internal Revenue Code, an organization must be organized and operated exclusively for exempt purposes set forth in section 501(c)(3), and none of its earnings may inure to any private shareholder or individual. In addition, it may not be an action organization, i.e., it may not attempt to influence legislation as a substantial part of its activities and it may not participate in any campaign activity for or against political candidates.


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What are the Center’s "Initiative" programs?


The Center’s Initiatives or educational programs were adopted by the Center for Positive Aging to help aging communities. From Positive Aging lifestyles (PALS) whose curriculum focuses on the mind, body and spirit, to Modern World 101 which helps grandparents understand modern technology and the challenges of raising grandchildren today, our programs target many weaknesses within our elder community. The Center educates and train elders and community leaders to teach our educational programs in their communities. This type of training is known as a Train-the-Trainer session. The Center may also supervise or serve as a liaison for a program originally created by another organization. Please visit the "Education" portion of our website to learn more about the Center’s Initiatives.


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