Essential Resources for Older Adults


EMPLOYMENT /JOB RESOURCES

What is the Senior Community Service Employment Program (SCSEP)?

The Senior Community Service Employment Program (SCSEP), funded through the Older Americans' Act, is available to eligible persons 55 years of age and older and provides work assignments in part-time positions with nonprofits and government agencies that assist the community. This is a work experience program designed to upgrade job skills through on-the-job training and eventual placement in the competitive labor force.


Read about eligibility for SCSEP

SCSEP Directory for the State of Georgia

Local Area Agencies on Aging (AAAs)

Senior Employment Atlanta Region

Index

SENIOR COMMUNITY SERVICE EMPLOYMENT PROGRAMS (SCSEP - Title V)

State and national contractors of SCSEP in the Atlanta Region


Jewish Family and Career Services (JFCS)
Dunwoody Office
4549 Chamblee-Dunwoody RD, Dunwoody, GA 30338-6210
770-677-9465

Cobb Office
1501 Johnson Ferry RD, STE 100, Marietta, GA 30062
770-933-0081
https://yourtoolsforliving.org/services/careers


AARP Foundation SCSEP
Atlanta Office
1718 Peachtree ST NW, STE 991 South, Atlanta, GA 30309
404-892-4446

Decatur Office
2754 N. Decatur Rd. #11, Decatur, GA 30033
404-292-1330


National Caucus & Center on Black Aged

1514 E. Cleveland Ave., STE 80, Atlanta, GA 30344
404-762-9500



GEORGIA DEPARTMENT OF LABOR CAREER CENTERS


Georgia Career Centers: www.dol.state.ga.us/find_career_centers.htm

North Metro
2943 North Druid Hills Road, Atlanta GA 30329
404-679-5200

South Metro
2636-14 Martin Luther King Jr. Dr., Atlanta GA 30311
404-699-6900

Clayton
2450 Mt. Zion Blvd., Bldg. 100, Jonesboro, GA 30236
678-479-5886

Cobb-Cherokee
465 Big Shanty Road, Marietta, GA 30066
770-528-6100

Covington
7249 Industrial Blvd., NE, Covington, GA 30014
770-784-2455

Gwinnett
2211 Beaver Ruin Road, STE 160, Norcross, GA 30071
770-840-2200



METRO ATLANTA ONE STOP CAREER CENTERS


Georgia's One-Stop CareerCenters and the SCSEP:
www.doleta.gov/seniors


Atlanta Regional Commission (ARC)

Training Hotline: 404-463-3327

 

Career Resource Center, Clayton
Clayton, Henry and Fayette Counties
409 Arrowhead Blvd., STE C-5, Jonesboro, GA 30236
770-473-2121

 

Career Resource Center, Douglasville
Douglas County
Call for an appointment at 770-806-2020

 

Career Resource Center, Gwinnett Tech
Gwinnett County
5150 Sugarloaf Pkwy., Lawrenceville, GA 30044
678-226-6660

 

Career Resource Center
Cherokee County
150 Lee Street, STE A, Canton, GA 30114
770-479-7550

 

Career Resource Center, Norcross
Gwinnett County
1835 Shackleford Court, STE 150, Norcross, GA 30093
770-806-2020

 

Career Resource Center, Rockdale
Rockdale County
350 Tall Oaks Drive, Conyers, GA 30013
770-806-2020

 

Cobb Works Development Center
Cobb County
463 Commerce Park, STE 100, Marietta, GA 30060
770-528-4300

 

Atlanta Workforce Development Agency
City of Atlanta
818 Pollard Street, SW, Atlanta, GA 30303
404-658-9675

 

DeKalb Works - DeKalb County
320 Church Street, Decatur, GA 30030
404-687-3400

 

DeKalb Career Center
DeKalb County
404-298-3970, Ext. 32

 

Goodwill Industries
DeKalb County
404-373-0456

 

Fulton County Office of Workforce Development
Fulton County (Outside the City of Atlanta)
112 Martin Luther King, Jr. Dr., Atlanta GA 30303
404-730-4751


EMPLOYMENT WEBSITES FOR SENIORS

SeniorJobBank.org
For job seekers over the age of 50
www.seniorjobbank.org

Georgia Department of Labor
www.dol.state.ga.us
Guide to Applying for Jobs in Georgia

AgeWise Connection
404-463-3333
www.agewiseconnection.com

Careers with the state of Georgia
www.careers.ga.gov

RetirementJobs.com
Jobs that match your lifestyle

Georgia Work Ready
www.gaworkready.org
Work Ready Connect is Georgia's new online employment marketplace. On the free site, job seekers can find career opportunities that best match their skills, and employers can find Work Ready Certified candidates and reliably place the right people in the right positions.



disABILITY LINK


Employment - disABILITY LINK's employment program assists people with all disabilities in finding and maintaining employment. We recognize that many people are reliant upon Medicaid and other benefits and will work to find solutions that fit the individual needs of consumers.


Independent living skills training – the staff of disABILITY LINK can provide assistance with planning, budgeting, and other skills that help people with disability have control of their own lives.


The Voucher Transportation Assistance Program (VTAP) provides monthly reimbursement for transportation to participants


disABILITY LINK

755 Commerce Drive Suite 105

Decatur GA 30030

Voice: 404-687-8890 / TDD: 404-678-9272 / Fax: 404-678-8298

www.disabilitylink.org

 

Autisum Society Georgia
http://www.asaga.com/index.php/resources/now-comp



More Useful Resources for Older Adults


THE EMERGENCY FOOD ASSISTANCE PROGRAM (TEFAP)

The Emergency Food Assistance Program (TEFAP) is a federal program that helps supplement the diets of low income persons in Georgia, including the elderly, by providing them with emergency food and nutrition assistance at no cost.


GEORGIA FOOD BANKS

Georgia Food Banks Locator


Atlanta Community Food Bank
www.acfb.org
Click here to contact United Way Atlanta 211 First Call for Help

Inside Metro Atlanta dial:211

Outside Metro Atlanta: 404-614-1000


Project Open Hand
www.projectopenhand.org
Phone: 404-872-6947

Open Hand helps people prevent or better manage chronic disease through Comprehensive Nutrition Care, which combines home-delivered meals and nutrition education as a means to reinforce the connection between informed food choices and improved quality of life.


Georgia Food Bank Association

The Middle Georgia Community Food Bank

Food Bank of Northeast Georgia

America's Second Harvest of South Georgia

America's Second Harvest of Coastal Georgia

Golden Harvest Food Bank in Augusta



GEORGIA FOOD STAMP PROGRAM


You can print and fill out the application form and mail it to your local office. You can also apply by using the online application.

Call your State Hotline at: 800-869-1150 or 404-657-9358 to see if you can apply by phone.

Click here to LOCATE a food stamp program

To learn more about eligibility and to apply for Georgia food stamp program, click here.


Georgians now are able to apply for food stamps online with Georgia COMPASS at www.compass.ga.gov! Georgia COMPASS allows customers to apply for Food Stamps online and check their potential eligibility for other DHR social services programs through the Pre-screening tool. Customers, who create an account in Georgia COMPASS, can check the status of their application online. Also, any Food Stamp recipient will be able to make changes to their household circumstances through Georgia COMPASS. DHR is striving to make your experience with us, Faster, Friendlier and Easier! Try Georgia COMPASS today with the link: www.compass.ga.gov



SOURCE PROGRAMS


Service Options Using Resources in a Community Environment (SOURCE) creates a caring network for at-risk individuals who need supportive assistance to remain in their own homes or communities. This alternative to nursing home placement provides comprehensive, preventative medical support with in-home and community services.


A case manager works with the client to develop a care plan from services such as:

Daytime care and supervision in an adult day health center

Emergency response services

Personal support service or extended personal support service

(for assistance with bathing, light housekeeping, shopping, laundry and meal preparation, in home respite)

Home-delivered meals

Skilled nursing

Meals, personal care and supervision in an approved personal care home


Qualifications - All SOURCE enrollees must:

Have SSI Medicaid or Public Law Medicaid

Be 65 or older, with a chronic medical condition OR under 65 and disabled

Meet the medical and functional criteria for placement in a nursing home


Call SOURCE Partners-Atlanta at 404-463-3248 to find out if you are eligible for SOURCE; or

Call AgeWise Connection at 404-463-3333 for information about SOURCE programs in the Metro Atlanta region.


Faith Health Services of GA, Inc.
240 Prospect Place, Unit E1
Alpharetta GA 30005
678-624-1646

SOURCE - Source Partners Atlanta
40 Courtland Street NE
Atlanta GA 30303
404-463-3248


SOURCE - Legacy Link, Inc.
465 E. E. Butler Parkway
Gainesville GA 30501
770-538-2650

UniHealth SOURCE of Atlanta
1626 Jeurgens Court
Norcross GA 30093
770-925-1143


SOURCE Care Management
772 Greison Trail STE H
Newnan GA 30263
888-762-2420
www.source-ga.org

SOURCE Care Management
701 Broad Street STE 201
Rome GA 30161
888-762-2420


SOURCE Care Management
2825 Breckenridge BLVD STE 130
Duluth GA 30096
888-762-2420



COMMUNITY CARE SERVICES PROGRAM (CCSP)


The Community Care Services Program (CCSP) is a Medicaid waiver program designed to provide home and community based services to older adults or individuals with disabilities who are impaired in their activities of daily living due to a physical limitation. The program helps eligible recipients remain in their own homes, the homes of caregivers, or in personal care homes as long as possible.


A care coordinator works with the client to develop a care plan from:

Daytime care and supervision in an adult day health center

Emergency response services

Personal support service

(for assistance with bathing, light housekeeping, shopping, laundry, meal preparation and in home respite)

Home delivered meals

Home health services

Meals, personal care and supervision in an approved personal care home

Consumer Directed Care


Qualifications - All CCSP enrollees must:

Meet the medical and functional criteria for placement in a nursing facility

Are eligible or potentially eligible for Medicaid

Have health and personal needs that can be met safely in the community and within established cost limits


Individuals may be expected to pay a portion of service cost, based on the applicant's financial situation.


Call 404-463-3333 to find out if you or someone you know is eligible for CCSP.

CCSP Information - Atlanta Region

- An AgeWise Connection Handout



ELDERLY LEGAL ASSISTANCE PROGRAM

Provides adults age 60+ with legal representation, information and education in civil legal matters.


ELAP provides persons age 60+ with legal representation, information and education in civil legal matters throughout the state of Georgia. It is required by federal law and funded primarily by the federal Older Americans Act.

Program services include:

  1. Legal information
  2. Legal counseling
  3. Case representation
  4. Legal education sessions to help older Georgians prevent more costly, time-consuming legal problems

The program does not base eligibility on a person's income or resources; however, federal law requires that the program direct services to those persons 60 years of age and older who are in the greatest social and/or economic need, limited English speaking persons, rural or low income minorities.


For low income persons younger than age 60 meeting certain income and resource requirements, these organizations provide free and reduced fee legal assistance.

  1. Georgia Legal Services Program, Inc.
  2. Atlanta Legal Aid Society, Inc.

The Division of Aging Services (DAS) administers the ELAP program through the Area Agencies on Aging (AAAs). Contact your local AAA for more information.


GEORGIA COUNTY GOVERNMENT SENIOR SERVICES


Some services offered are: Multipurpose Centers, Neighborhood Senior Center, Care Management, In-Home Services, Transportation Services, Caregivers Support Services, Meals on Wheels Programs, Voucher Programs, Volunteer Services, and Grandparents Raising Grandchildren Support Services, etc.


Cobb County Senior Services:
Information:770-528-5364
Caregivers Resources
Multi-purpose / Neighborhood Centers www.seniors.cobbcountyga.gov/index.htm

Gwinnett County Senior Services:
Information:678-377-4150
Senior Activity Centers
WEBSITE & Available Services


Clayton County Senior Services:
Information:770-603-4050
WEBSITE & Available Services

Henry County Senior Services:
Information:770-288-7000
www.co.henry.ga.us/Senior Services/index.shtml


DeKalb County Office of Senior Affairs:
Information:770-322-2950
WEBSITE & Available Services

Douglas County Senior Services:
Information:770-489-3100 or 770-920-4290
www.douglasseniorservices.com/index.html


Fulton County Office of Aging:
Information:404-613-6000
WEBSITE & Available Services
www.qualitylivingservices.org
- Quality Living Services -
www.fcofa.org/services.html

Forsyth County Senior Services
Forsyth County Senior Centers


Transportation Services for Older Adults
Human Services Transportation



VOLUNTEER


Foster Grandparent Program (FGP)
The Foster Grandparent Program connects volunteers age 55 and over with children and young people with exceptional needs.

METRO ATLANTA FGP and SCP
GSU Neighborhood Collaborative
675 Ponce de Leon
Atlanta, GA 30308
Phone: 404-206-5005
Fax: 404-206-5004

Senior Companion Program (SCP)
The Senior Companion Program brings together volunteers age 55 and over with adults in their community who have difficulty with the simple tasks of day-to-day living.



CONTACT For National Service Programs (AmeriCorps and Senior Corps (RSVP) Programs) in Georgia

Mr. John Turner

Executive Director

Georgia Commission for Service and Volunteerism

60 Executive Park South, NE

Atlanta, GA 30329-2296

Phone: 404-327-6846

E-mail:jturner@dca.state.ga.us

(The Georgia Commission is responsible for coordinating the AmeriCorps State program in Georgia)



RSVP (Retired Senior Volunteer Program) contact information- Georgia

The Atlanta Regional Commission, Area Agency on Aging, offers volunteer opportunities in many diverse programs. ARC also sponsors the metro Atlanta RSVP program which provides civic engagement opportunities for adults 55 and older. In addition, ARC partnered with United Way's Volunteer Solutions, which provides information on not only Atlanta Regional Commission and RSVP opportunities, but also includes opportunities with other organizations throughout the metro Atlanta area.


Click on the links below and find something that interests you.

Volunteer at the Atlanta Regional Commission

Metro Atlanta RSVP Volunteer Opportunities

www.volunteermatch.org



Ms. Kristie Sharp
Atlanta Regional Commission
40 Courtland Street, NE
Atlanta, GA 30303
Phone: 404-463-0437
E-mail: ksharp@atlantaregional.com

Ms. Alice Brewer
Consolidated Government of Columbus
1212 15th Street
Columbus, GA 31901
Phone: 706-225-4645
E-mail: Abrewer@Columbus.ga.org


Ms. Bonnie Beck-Jones
Coosa Valley Regional Services
3 Riverside Parkway
Rome, GA 30161
Phone: 706-235-2798
E-mail: BonnieBeckJones@bellsouth.net

Ms. Gloria Butler
South Georgia Partnership to End Homelessness/Senior Connections
P.O. Box 206
Valdosta, GA
Phone: 229-671-1414
E-mail: gbutlerconnect@bellsouth.net


Ms. Marilyn Grau
The Senior Citizens Council of Greater Augusta
218 Oak Street North, Suite L
Augusta, GA 30907
Phone: 706-868-0120
E-mail: MGrau@SeniorCitizensCouncil.org

Ms. Elise H. North
CCOA Athens
Program Director/Senior Corps
135 Hoyt Street
Athens, GA 30601
Phone: 706-549-4850
E-mail: enorth@accaging.org


Ms. Debbie Walker
RSVP Project Director
Economic Opportunity Authority
P. O. Box 1353
(618 W. Anderson St.)
Savannah, GA 31415-5420
Phone: 912-234-7842
E-mail: dwproperty@aol.com

Ms. Dorothy Suchke
RSVP Project Director
Legacy Link, Inc.
P.O. Box 2534
Gainesville, GA 30503
Phone: 770-538-2650
E-mail:djsuchke@legacylink.org


Ms. Tanya Graham-Simms
RSVP Project Director
Volunteer Macon, Inc.
195 Holt Avenue
Macon, GA 31201
Phone: 478-742-6677
E-mail: tgsimms@cox.net

Ms. Marilyn Westbrook
RSVP Project Director
Sowega Council on Aging
309 Pine Avenue
Albany, GA 31701
Phone: 229-432-1131
E-mail: marilynswestbrook@gmail.com



Patient Assistance Programs

Find Help Paying for Medicines/Prescriptions Drugs


NATIONAL ASSOCIATION OF COUNTIES - NACO PRESCRIPTION DRUG DISCOUNT CARD PROGRAM

To locate a participating pharmacy, visit www2.caremark.com/naco/ or Call 1-877-321-2652 to locate a participating pharmacy.


Participating Georgia Counties

NACo Prescription Drug Program Fact Sheet

NACo Prescription Drug Card Brochure

www.naco.org/programs/residents/pages/pdcp.aspx



STATE HEALTH INSURANCE ASSISTANCE PROGRAM (SHIP) GeorgiaCares helps people with Medicare understand their choices and enroll in a Medicare plan that meets their needs. The program also offer free one-on-one counseling and assistance to people with Medicare and their families.

www.mygeorgiacares.org

GeorgiaCares local office: 1-866-55AGING (1-866-552-4464)

GeorgiaCares Brochure



MEDICARE.GOV

Official GOVT Site for Medicare

Medicare Plan Finder

1-800-MEDICARE or (1-800-633-4227)

TTY: 1-877-486-2048


MEDICAID

To Apply for Medicaid, click here.
To find out what you need to apply for Medicaid in Georgia, click here.


SOCIAL SECURITY OFFICES

Click here to locate a local Social Security Office near you.


EXTRA HELP WITH MEDICARE PRESCRIPTION DRUG COSTS! Depending on your income and resources, you may be able to get help paying for your premiums, annual deductible, and the cost of medications covered by your plan, with an average value of $4,000 per year.

www.socialsecurity.gov/extrahelp

Medicare Rx Extra Help Online Application

Find your Social Security Office here!

Call the Social Security Office: 1-800-772-1213 / TTY: 1-800-325-0778 from 7:00 a.m. - 7:00 p.m



BENEFITSCHECKUP helps you find benefit programs that can help pay for medications, health care, food, utilities and more.

www.BenefitsCheckUp.org


Stop Medicare Fraud Brochure

www.StopMedicareFraud.gov

www.HealthCare.gov

www.ElderCare.gov - ElderCare Locator - Contact Phone: 1-800-677-1116



PARTNERSHIP FOR PRESCRIPTION ASSISTANCE (PPA)

www.pparx.org:

1-888-4ppa-now or (1-888-477-2669)


www.RxAssist.org - Also offers a drug discount card

www.NeedyMeds.org



More drug discount cards programs for 65+ or disabled older adults

  1. Eli Lilly's LillyAnswers Card: 877-RX-Lilly (795-4559)
  2. Novartis' The CareCard: 866-974-CARE (2273)
  3. Pfizer's The Share Card: 800-459-4156
  4. GlaxoSmithKline's The Orange Card: 888-Orange6 (672-6436)
  5. TogetherRx Card: 800-865-7211: Abbott Laboratories, AstraZeneca, Aventis Pharmaceuticals, Bristol-Myers Squibb Company, GlaxoSmithKline, Janssen, Johnson & Johnson, Novartis and Ortho-McNeil's