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The Center works to support the needs of older adults, their caregivers, and the agencies that support them.  If you are a community member or if you work for an agency that supports older adults and would like more information on Center, please contact us.

The Center for Social Gerontology at Georgia Southern University seeks “to make a positive difference in the lives of aging persons and their families and communities through increasing awareness of as well as fostering and supporting the needs and activities of a diverse older adult population at multiple levels.”

To that end we offer the following information regarding resources in the community:

Coastal Regional Commission’s Area Agency on Aging

Information Line: 800-580-6860

Counties include Bryan, Bulloch, Camden, Chatham, Effingham, Glynn, Liberty, Long, McIntosh

Click here for information on other Area Agencies on Aging in Georgia 


The Center also has a memorandum of understanding with the Alzheimer’s Association 

The Alzheimer’s Association is the leading voluntary health organization in Alzheimer’s care, support and research and leads the way to end Alzheimer’s and all other dementia — by accelerating global research, driving risk reduction and early detection, and maximizing quality care and support. The Alzheimer’s Association works on a national and local level to provide care and support for all those affected by Alzheimer’s and other dementias, advances vital research toward methods of treatment, prevention and, ultimately, a cure, and fights for critical Alzheimer’s research and care initiatives at the state and federal level.

Our chapter has been serving Georgia communities since 1982 by providing local support groups, education classes and other local resources. Currently there are 150,000 Georgian’s living with Alzheimer’s and another 330,000 unpaid caregivers.  To get connected to the Georgia chapter, please visit or call 800-272-3900. 


Senior Companions assist adults who need extra support to live independently in their own homes. They serve frail older adults, adults with disabilities, those with terminal illness and offer respite for care givers. Senior Companions care for adults in over 20 counties in Southeastern Georgia. Senior Companions are matched with clients according to needs, abilities, and distance. Senior Companions serve 5-40 hours per week and earn tax-free hourly, meal, and mileage stipends.

Last updated: 12/9/2021