COVID-19 Resources
04/21/2020

COVID-19 Resources

ACCA friends,

We continue to think of our extended ACCA family during this time and miss seeing all of you! It’s important for you to stay informed, stay active and stay connected during this time you are at home. We have compiled a list of resources for you and your loved ones to reference to do just that. From information hotlines to wellness activities, we hope these helpful resources assist you in the days to come. We look forward to the time when we can enjoy these types of activities together. Until then, please stay safe, stay well and reach out to us when you need us!

Absentee Voting 

Request an absentee ballot
The Primary Election has been postponed to June 9 but you can cast your vote from the safety of your home through an absentee ballot. Be sure to sign up to receive yours today and exercise your right to vote!

Athens-Clarke County Resources

Athens-Clarke County COVID-19 Information
Message from Mayor Kelly Girtz, county updates.

Athens Community Council on Aging
During COVID-19, we are concentrating ACCA’s resources into the meals on wheels model of service delivery, focusing on three areas: food and basic needs, security checks and virtual social connections for all we serve. Please reach out to us by email or call 706.549.4850 if you need assistance.

Athens Free Clinic Hotline
If you do not have transportation or have other barriers to care, you may call the Athens Free Clinic mobile unit Mon-Fri, 8:00 am – 5:00 pm: 706.308.4092.

Flagpole
Health, financial and other resources for those affected by Coronavirus.

Información, recursos y vídeos de COVID-19 en español

Jennings Mill Drug Company
Prescriptions delivered locally and in most cases with no physical contact. Call 706.621.5996 for more information.

Northeast Health District COVID-19 Screening Hotline
706.340.0996 available Mon-Fri, 8:00 am – 7 pm, Saturday 8:30 am – 5:00 pm.

Public Utilities Water Business Office
Access to running water for handwashing is vital to slowing the spread of COVID-19. To curtail the transmission of the virus, the Public Utilities Department suspended water shut-offs for non-payment through May 13, 2020. Residents who have been disconnected for non-payment have had services restored. The Public Utilities Department may extend the date as needed. Please note that unpaid balances will still accrue on your account.

The Ark
Currently providing rent assistance and can be reached at 706.548.8155.

Caregiver Support

AARP Caregiving How-To Video Series
Videos on diet, managing incontinence, mobility, medications and wound care.

AARP Tele-Town Hall Meetings

Athens Community Council on Aging
We are providing at-home activity plans for members of our Bentley and Winder Adult Day Centers.

Caregiver statistics

National Alliance for Caregiving
Resources for caregivers during COVID-19.

Northeast Georgia Area Agency on Aging
Caregiving resources.

The Alzheimer’s Association 
Offers 24/7 online support.

The Eden Alternative
Offers on-line support and education for seniors and their care partners.

COVID-19 Information

Centers for Disease Control and Prevention
Reducing your risk, symptom checker, developing a care plan and information on face masks you can make at home.

Georgia Department of Public Health
Guidance for individuals during COVID-19.

Georgia DCH Long-Term Care Facility COVID-19 Report

This report shows COVID-19 cases in licensed nursing homes, assisted living communities and personal care homes of 25 beds or more based on data reported by the facilities to the Georgia Department of Community Health.

Long-Term Care Ombudsman Program (LTCO)
ACCA’s LTCO program advocates for long term care facility residents in the East Georgia region. The LTCO program provides private and confidential information and resources as well as work towards complaint resolution for COVID-19 issues and any other care concern or question you may have about long term care.

Medicare & Coronavirus
Helpful resources.

National Council on Aging
What older adults need to know.

National Council on Aging
Información, recursos y vídeos de COVID-19 en español.

State of Georgia Department of Human Services
Contact information and resources during COVID-19.

World Health Organization 
When and how to use masks.

Financial Information

GeorgiaCares
A volunteer-based program that provides free, unbiased and factual information and assistance to Medicare beneficiaries and their caregivers with health and drug plans. GeorgiaCares is a public-private partnership, administered by the Georgia Department of Human Services (DHS) Division of Aging Services (DAS).

Internal Revenue Service
For those who don’t normally file a tax return, there’s a web tool that will allow you to quickly register so you can receive your Economic Impact Payment.

Medications

CVS Pharmacy
Offering free 1 to 2-day prescription delivery through May 31, 2020.

Good Pill

Having trouble getting medications you need because of COVID-19? Good Pill can provide 3 months of your medications, FREE (and delivered). Get started by calling 1.888.987.5187 – open Mon-Fri 10 am – 6 pm.

Jennings Mill Drug Company can deliver prescriptions locally, and in most cases with no physical contact. Call 706.621.5996 for more information.

Scams

Unfortunately, scammers are taking advantage of fears surrounding the Coronavirus. The Federal Trade Commission has identified several of them and is offering tips to protect yourself and others. These include watching for emails claiming to be from the CDC saying they have information about the virus and ignoring online offers for vaccinations. There currently are no vaccines, pills, potions, lotions, lozenges, or other prescription or over-the-counter products available to treat or cure COVID-19 online or in stores.

Self Care

Centers for Disease Control and Prevention 
Tips on stress and coping with COVID-19.

Georgia COVID-19 Emotional Support Hotline
1.866.399.8938

How Seniors Can Stay Virtually Connected with Loved Ones
Senior Lifestyle has compiled the best social media, video platforms and apps for seniors to stay virtually connected.

Peer2Peer Warm Line
1.888.945.1414
The warm line provides Georgians the opportunity to receive peer support over the phone 24 hours a day.

Piedmont Athens Regional
Five Minutes on Five Ways to Cope
Guided Relaxation 

What You Need to Know About Handwashing
From the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

Technology

The following internet providers are offering free Internet services: Spectrum/Charter and Comcast/Xfinity are offering internet access for free for 60 days.

Spectrum/Charter contact number: 1.844.488.8395

Comcast/Xfinity contact number: 1.855.846.8376

United States Census

2020 Census
Please take a moment and fill out the 2020 United States Census. Your response will help influence federal funding within our community and will help each and every generation.

Virtual Activities

Alzheimer’s Association
List of activities, many can still be done safely during COVID-19.

American Bandstand
Let’s go back to 1969 with Dick Clark and have a dance party in the living room!

Athens Regional Library System
Fill out their virtual bingo card by tapping into their online resources.

Broadway Shows Online

Watch Broadway shows at home as well as a selection of Cirque du Soleil performances.

Concerts
NPR Music is compiling a list of live audio and video streams from around the world, categorized by date and genre, with links out to streaming platforms such as Facebook, Instagram and YouTube.

E-Books
Great resources for E-Books.

Era Living
Ways seniors can stay connected to others during COVID-19.

Dairy Farm Tours
Tour working dairy farms from the comfort of your home!

Georgia Aquarium
Cameras set up to see the aquatic animals. Sure to be a whale of a time!

Let’s Hit the Beach, Virtually
SPF not required!

Online word games
Try your hand at online word search and word scramble games.

Seniorlink 
Activities to keep your loved one with dementia engaged.

Virtual Tours
From nature walks to aquariums, Disney World and National Parks, you can visit them safely from your home.

Virtual Zoos
Watch the panda cam at the Atlanta Zoo or, head north to the Cincinnati Zoo to view their animal clips on their YouTube channel.

Webster Dictionary Word of the Day
Master a new word each day!

Wellness Activities

ACCA Center for Active Living Calendar of Virtual Activities
Contact nfrederick@accaging.org with questions.

ACCA Virtual all levels Hatha Flow yoga

Mondays at 3 pm via Zoom. RSVP to nfrederick@accaging.org to hold your spot and to receive log-in information.

ACCA Virtual Chair Yoga
Wednesdays at 10 am via Zoom. RSVP to nfrederick@accaging.org to hold your spot and to receive log-in information.

Meditation
Take a few moments for yourself today!

Piedmont Athens Regional
10-minutes Stretching for Stress Relief
18-minute Resistance and Strength Training
34-minutes Core Workout for All Levels
47-minute Yoga for stability, strength and flexibility

World Health Organization 
Staying active during COVID-19.

YouTube
Senior-focused exercise videos!
AARP Video for healthy knees
1 Mile Happy Walk Video
4-minute Yoga Dance
4-minute Disco Yoga Dance
20-minute exercise video
20-minute seated exercises
30-minute seated exercises
30-minute senior Zumba cardio workout
Senior Fitness with bands, weights 

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