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!
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.
Health, financial and other resources for those affected by Coronavirus.
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.
Currently providing rent assistance and can be reached at 706.548.8155.
AARP Caregiving How-To Video Series
Videos on diet, managing incontinence, mobility, medications and wound care.
National Alliance for Caregiving
Resources for caregivers during COVID-19.
Northeast Georgia Area Agency on Aging
The Alzheimer’s Association
Offers 24/7 online support.
The Eden Alternative
Offers on-line support and education for seniors and their care partners.
Georgia Department of Public Health
Guidance for individuals during COVID-19.
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
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.
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.
Offering free 1 to 2-day prescription delivery through May 31, 2020.
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.
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.
Centers for Disease Control and Prevention
Tips on stress and coping with COVID-19.
Georgia COVID-19 Emotional Support Hotline
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
The warm line provides Georgians the opportunity to receive peer support over the phone 24 hours a day.
What You Need to Know About Handwashing
From the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention
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
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.
List of activities, many can still be done safely during COVID-19.
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.
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.
Great resources for E-Books.
Ways seniors can stay connected to others during COVID-19.
Dairy Farm Tours
Tour working dairy farms from the comfort of your home!
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.
Activities to keep your loved one with dementia engaged.
From nature walks to aquariums, Disney World and National Parks, you can visit them safely from your home.
Webster Dictionary Word of the Day
Master a new word each day!
ACCA Center for Active Living Calendar of Virtual Activities
Contact firstname.lastname@example.org with questions.
ACCA Virtual all levels Hatha Flow yoga
Mondays at 3 pm via Zoom. RSVP to email@example.com to hold your spot and to receive log-in information.
ACCA Virtual Chair Yoga
Wednesdays at 10 am via Zoom. RSVP to firstname.lastname@example.org to hold your spot and to receive log-in information.
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.
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