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SCI thanks organizations that have supported us by hosting fundraisers. If your organization is interested in creating an event to benefit SCI, please call Anne Cordeiro, Director of Development, at (912) 236-0363.

November newsletter

Information & resources


AGING SERVICES

AARP Savannah
(888) 687-2277
www.local.aarp.org/savannah-ga

Alzheimer's Association
920-2231 | 24 hour helpline (800) 272-3900
www.alz.org/georgia

Caregiver Action Network
(202) 454-3970
www.caregiveraction.org

Coastal Area Agency on Aging
(912)437-0800 | (800) 580-6860
www.uppersavannah.com/area.asp

Georgia Council on Aging
(404) 657-5343
www.gcoa.org

Georgia Division of Aging Services
(800) 436-7442
www.aging.dhs.georgia.gov

United Way of the Coastal Empire
211 | (912) 651-7700
www.uwce.org

 

PUBLIC BENEFITS
Benefits checkup
www.benefitscheckup.org

 

ELDER ABUSE
National Center on Elder Abuse
(855) 500-3537
www.ncea.acl.gov

National Committee for the Prevention of Elder Abuse
www.preventelderabuse.org

National Council for Aging Care's guide on Elder Abuse
http://www.aginginplace.org/guide-to-recognizing-elder-abuse/

Georgia Abuse, Neglect, & Exploitation app
http://patch.com/georgia/cartersville/app-raises-awareness-abuse-elderly-disabled-adults-0

 

LEGAL ISSUES
Georgia Legal Services Program
(404) 206-5175 | (800) 498-9469
www.glsp.org

Georgia Legal Aid
www.georgialegalaid.org

 

LONG-TERM CARE
Office of Regulatory Services
(800) 878-6442

Georgia Long-Term Care Ombudsman
(866) 552-4464
www.georgiaombudsman.org

Medicare Compare/Nursing Homes
www.medicare.gov

The National Consumer Voice for Quality Long-Term Care
(202) 332-2275
www.theconsumervoice.org

 

HOUSING
Housing Authority of Savannah
235-5800

Subsidized housing - Chatham and nearby
click here


HEALTH ISSUES
Mesothelioma information
www.mesotheliomaguide.com/mesothelioma/

www.maacenter.org/

Food safety
https://www.fsis.usda.gov/

Senior’s Guide to Healthy Eating

https://niftybenefits.com/seniors-guide-healthy-eating/

 

 

 

 

 

 

CHATHAM COUNTY RESOURCES FOR SENIORS

Adult Protective Services
(888) 774-0152
www.aging.dhr.georgia.gov

Alzheimer's Association
920-2231 | 24 hour helpline (800) 272-3900
www.alz.org/georgia

Better Business Bureau
354-7521
www.bbb.org/central-georgia

Caregiver support groups
Edel Caregiver Institute, 6000 Business Center Drive
every 2nd Monday from 6 - 7pm

SCI, 3025 Bull Street
every 4th Monday from 5 - 6pm

(912) 236-0363 or email jcostello@edelcaregiverinstitute.org

Chatham Co. Alzheimer's caregiver support groups
Wilmington Island United Methodist Church library
195 Wilmington Island Road every 2nd Monday at 10am

For information, contact SCI at (912) 236-0363 or or Barbara Ashley at (912) 897-1688

Skidaway Island United Methodist Church room 111
54 Diamond Causeway
every 1st Monday at 10:30am

for information, contact Theresa Bayman at (912) 920-2231

Coastal Area Agency on Aging
(912)437-0800 | (800) 580-6860
www.uppersavannah.com/area.asp

Coastal Regional Coaches
354-7521
www.coastalregionalcoaches.com/CRC/Home.html

Community Care Services Program
353-5001
www.coastalccsp.com

Department of Family and Children Services
651-2216
dfcs.dhs.georgia.gov/chatham-county-dfcs-office

Economic Opportunity Authority
238-2960
www.eoasga.org

Family Counseling Center of Union Mission
238-2777
www.unionmission.org

Georgia Cares (Medicare counseling)
(800) 669-8387
www.mygeorgiacares.org

Georgia Crisis & Access Line (mental health)
(800) 715-4225
www.dso.georgia.gov/services/georgia-crisis-access-line-gcal

Georgia Legal Services
651-2180
www.glsp.org

L.I.F.E., Inc.
920-2414
www.lifeincorporated.com/

Medicaid (adult/nursing home)
651-2082
www.dch.georgia.gov/applying-medicaid

N.A.M.I. Savannah (National Alliance on Mental Illness)
353-7143
www.namisavannah.org

Office of Regulatory Services
(800) 878-6442

Rape Crisis Center
233-7273
www.rccsav.org

S.A.F.E. Shelter
651-0004
www.safeshelter.org

Salvation Army
651-7420
www.salvationarmygeorgia.org/savannah

Savannah for Blind and Low Vision
236-4473
www.afb.org/directory/profile/savannah-center-for-blind-and-low-vision-previously-savannah-association-for-the-blind/12

Social Apostolate
233-1877
www.socialapostolate.org

S.O.U.R.C.E.
819-1520
www.dch.georgia.gov/service-options-using-resources-community-environment-source

United Way
211 | (912) 651-7700
www.uwce.org

Victim-Witness Assistance Program
652-7329
www.districtattorney.chathamcounty.org/Victim-Witness  (copy and paste the URL)

 

LEGISLATORS FOR CHATHAM COUNTY

U.S. Congress
Rep. Buddy Carter  (202) 225-5831
432 Cannon House Office Building
Washington, DC 20515

Sen. Johnny Isakson  (202) 224-3632
131 Russell Office Building
Washington, DC 20510

Sem. David Perdue  (202) 224-3521
455 Russell Office Building
Washington, DC 20510

Georgia 
Sen. Lester Jackson  (404) 463-5261
110-B Coverdell Legislative Office Building
Atlanta, GA 30334

Sen. Ben Watson  (404) 656-7880
320-B Coverdell Legislative Office Building
Atlanta, GA 30334

Rep. Craig Gordon  (404) 656-0287
607-H Coverdell Legislative Office Building
Atlanta, GA 30334

Rep. Jesse Petrea  (404) 657-1803
607-H Coverdell Legislative Office Building
Atlanta, GA 30334

Rep. Mickey Stephens  (404) 656-0265
604-A Coverdell Legislative Office Building
Atlanta, GA 30334

Rep. Ron Stephens  (404) 656-5115
226-A State Capitol
Atlanta, GA 30334