|Office of Senior Affairs
The Atlanta Regional Commission, Area Agency on Aging has formed a partnership with CVS Pharmacy and the Atlanta Journal-Constitution to develop and implement a "Vial of Life" program in the ten county Metropolitan Atlanta Area. The "Vial of Life" program is a medical emergency information program, which also includes medication education and brown bag reviews. The project will target seniors who attend the Mulitpurpose Senior Centers, Neighborhood Senior Centers, Senior Community Groups, and seniors receiving in-home services.
Each senior participant will receive a medication kit, review of their medications by a Registered Pharmacist, assistance with completing a medication summary sheet and a brief overview of the program. Next the seniors will be invited to attend a medication management class, which will be taught by a pharmacist. If the pharmacist encounters a medication problem, the participant's doctor will be notified.
If you have any questions, please contact Mary Byrd at 404-463-3289.
GeorgiaCares answers questions about:
- Low cost Prescription Drug Assistance programs
- Georgia's SHIP (State Health Insurance Assistance Program)
- Senior Medicare Patrol
GeorgiaCares is a private partnership sponsored by the Department of Human Resources, Division of Aging Services and Area Agencies on Aging. The partners include pharmaceutical companies, pharmacies, physicians, hospitals, state universities and other agencies.
GeorgiaCares provides help with complicated Medicare problems, referrals to other appropriate agencies and counseling in person and by phone.
For more information, call 800-669-8387.
SAVA: Senior Adult Victims' Advocate - Helping older adult victims of abuse, neglect, and exploitation.
The Senior Adult Victims' Advocate (SAVA) program provides services for adults, age 60 and over, who are victims of abuse, neglect, or exploitation by serving as a liaison between victims, social service agencies, and the court system.
SAVA works with victims to help them determine strategies to reduce existing problems, eliminate current victimization, and prevent further victimization.
SAVA provides ongoing support, such as:
- Telephone assurance
- Assistance with court appearances
- Access to support groups
SAVA provides support, mentoring, and consultation. For more information, call 404-657-5250 or 888-774-0152.