Advocacy Programs Department

Our Advocacy Programs Department is to help guide seniors and their caregivers with issues facing the aging and elderly.

The following services are available through our Advocacy Program Department:

Casework Services helps seniors and their families or caregivers access community resources that will help enable them to remain independent in safe and familiar surroundings. Individual client assessment plans are developed and reviewed to ensure needs are identified and met.

Managing Business Affairs that are Personal (MAP) offers assistance with financial management for day-to-day personal business affairs. Staff members help seniors manage their income and expenses through counseling, budgeting, and assistance with check writing and bill paying.

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

Caregiver Respite, Referral, and Information Services (CRRIS) provides information to seniors’ families/caregivers on available resources including services, equipment, and supplies that will help reduce caregiver stress, make their duties more manageable, and enable them to spend more quality time with their loved one.

The Center for Prevention of Elder Abuse, Neglect, and Exploitation promotes AWARENESS of the often hidden tragedies of Abuse, Neglect, and Exploitation through direct services, counseling, community education, and collaboration with volunteers, families, caregivers, law enforcement professionals, health care providers, and the general public. We promote changes in societal attitudes toward seniors and/or disabled adult by emphasizing self-esteem, self-advocacy and self-responsibility through AWARENESS.

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Please Call or Email:

Kathleen Ernce
Advocacy Programs Department Director
(706) 868-0120
kernce@seniorcitizenscouncil.org 

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