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Energy Assistance help with LIHEAP

November 7, 2013

If you are 65 or older, you can start applying for help paying your heating bill. All other eligible households must wait until December 1.

SNAP Benefits Decreasing Today

November 1, 2013

The extra funding added in 2009 to the SNAP benefits ends today.

Getting a Passport

October 3, 2013

Applying for a passport requires a little research, but nothing too difficult. The U.S. Postal Service and the U.S. Department of State help to make it a smooth process.

Selecting a Long Term Care Facility

September 10, 2013

The Department of Community Health offers GaMap2Care to help you find personal care homes, nursing homes and assisted living facilities near you.

Georgia SHAPE Month Celebrates Healthy, Active Living

September 5, 2013

It's finally September, which means it is Georgia SHAPE Month again! Events held throughout the month will celebrate being active and educating young people about wellness.

Dementia Task Force Wants Your Input

August 9, 2013

In a recent study, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention found that nearly 14.3 percent of older Georgians report increasing incidence of confusion or memory loss. A new state task force seeks your input to plan care for those who will later suffer dementia.

Immunization Awareness Month

July 31, 2013

July marked Immunization Awareness Month in Georgia. First Lady Sandra Deal and GOCF Executive Director Katie Jo Ballard spent the month touring hospitals and educating new parents about the importance of immunization in their children.

Applying for Food Assistance with WIC

June 24, 2013

Among the public safeguards against hunger, the Special Supplemental Nutrition Program for Women, Infants and Children helps low-income families with infants and toddlers eat well and stay healthy.

Getting Weatherization Assistance

May 30, 2013

By renovating older homes and multi-family buildings, the Weatherization Assistance Program helps low-income families conserve energy and save money.

Georgia Vocational Rehabilitation Agency Launches New Website

May 13, 2013

Focused on helping workers with disabilities find jobs and grow more independent, the Georgia Vocational Rehabilitation Agency last week launched its new website.

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