Senior Resources

OLDER ADULT POISON PREVENTION: INTENTIONAL USE MEDICATION ERRORS

May 20, 2020

Prevention Strategies During the COVID-19 Pandemic. Higher risk of severe illness from COVID-19 places increased importance on social distancing for older adults (ages 60 and older). For many older adults, however, the changes stemming from social distancing measures are decreasing access to basic needs and services, disrupting daily routines, and causing isolation, stress and anxiety.…

Cobb Senior Services – Covid-19 Resources

May 5, 2020

If you are a Cobb County resident age 60 and above, Cobb Senior Services will hold a drive-up service to provide pantry items for seniors in need on Thursday, May 7 from Noon until 1pm or while supplies last.  You must present an ID upon arrival. Staff will put the items in your trunk in order to maintain social distance.…

Psychologists emphasize more self-care for older adults

April 16, 2020

Adults 65 and older are more likely than other groups to die or develop a severe illness if they contract the coronavirus, according to the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), making it especially important for them to stay at home and avoid close contact with others. “Older adults are more likely to…

Coronavirus and Older Adults: Your Questions Answered

April 16, 2020

As the coronavirus spreads in the U.S. and across the globe, it’s becoming more apparent that older adults and people with underlying health conditions are being hit hardest by the illness it causes. AARP asked Nancy Messonnier, M.D., an internist and director of the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention’s (CDC) National Center for Immunization…