Coastal Georgia Area Agency on Aging

1181 Coastal Drive

Darien, GA, 31305

(912) 437-0800

The Coastal Georgia Regional Development Center offersniors through its Area Agency on Aging (AAA)

Who does the Area Agency on Aging serve?

The Coastal Georgia Regional Development Center offers service to seniors through its Area Agency on Aging (AAA) in nine southeast Georgia counties, including Bryan, Bulloch, Camden, Chatham, Effingham, Glynn, Long, Liberty, and McIntosh.

What types of assistance are available to seniors?

The Area Agency on Aging offers assistance to seniors through services rendered in the home and those delivered in the community. The Area Agency on Aging does not perform these services directly. It makes referrals to appropriate providers.

What types of services are performed in the home?

  • Home delivery of prepared meals
  • Homemaker assistance with preparing meals, shopping, money management, and light housework
  • Home repair or modification services to promote safety, reduce the risk of injury, and improve accessibility
  • Chore services for heavy housework, yard work, and sidewalk maintenance
  • Health screening and information
  • Emergency-response electronic device installation and monitoring
  • Personal-care support
  • Home healthcare including medically supervised nursing care, as well as physical, speech, and occupational therapies
  • Financial assistance for housing, utilities, dental care, eyeglasses, food, and clothing
  • Respite care in the home to offer a brief period of rest to caregivers and family members of disabled persons

What types of services are delivered in the community?

  • Alternative living services in group or family settings for seniors who can no longer remain independent in their own homes
  • Respite care in adult day-care centers to offer a brief period of rest for caregivers and an outlet for social interaction for seniors residing in private homes
  • Group meals served in senior centers
  • Transportation services
  • Advocacy for residents of long-term care facilities
  • Legal advice on issues of particular concern to seniors
  • Health insurance counseling
  • Educational programs for groups on such topics as elder abuse, fraud, and other crime prevention, consumer protection, and available services in the community
  • Volunteer recruitment