Coastal Area Agency on Aging Announces Grand Opening of Assistive Technology Lab
Coastal Area Agency on Aging in partnership with Georgia Tech’s Tools for Life Program, is pleased to announce the Grand Opening of Coastal Ability Solutions, an Assistive Technology Lab serving Coastal Georgia. This project is funded by the Department of Human Services Division of Aging Services and is Georgia’s first assistive technology lab housed at a Regional Commission.
The lab is set up like a small apartment and will feature both high tech and low tech solutions aimed at assisting people who are faced with a disability. It will showcase solutions to mobility issues, communication problems, vision and hearing loss, dementia and other disabilities. There are literally thousands of items and applications that can help someone with a disability lead a more independent life. Staff will help a person explore these options through individual consultations and through a variety of classes that support individuals with disabilities and their caregivers.
The public is invited to attend an open house on Thursday, December 11th from 10am-1pm at Coastal Regional Commission 1181 Coastal Drive SW, Darien GA. Expert staff from Georgia Tech’s Tools for Life program will be available for private consultations and a variety of demonstrations will be conducted throughout the day where people can get firsthand experience using items that can allow them to live, work, and play at their highest potential. Normal lab hours will be Mondays and Wednesdays, from 10-2pm. For more information about the lab or to set up an individual appointment, call the Coastal Area Agency on Aging at 1-800-580-6860.
The Coastal Area Agency on Aging (AAA) was formed in 1973, as a department of the Coastal Regional Commission (CRC). We strive to develop a comprehensive, coordinated system of services which promotes the independence and well-being of older adults, those with disabilities and their caregivers, and to provide these individuals with information and access to need services. We serve the coastal region, which includes Bryan, Bulloch, Camden, Chatham, Effingham, Glynn, Liberty, Long and McIntosh counties.
Coastal Area Agency on Aging / 1181 Coastal Drive SW / Darien GA 31305
Contact: Peggy Luukkonen 912-437-0861 (