Community Involvement and Support
CaraVita Supports the Atlanta Community
We believe in community. We recognize that building a better community is a priority both here in the metro Atlanta area, and around the world. As an organization, one of our guiding principles is to give back to both the communities that support us and those in need, to lend a helping hand to others less fortunate and to make the world better than we found it.
CaraVita is committed to providing ongoing education and training to the community on senior care related topics. CaraVita also serves actively in partnership with the Georgia Department of the Community Health in the development of Proxy Care regulations and House Bill 486 and Senate Bill 178, or the “Aging in Place” bills. We have provided training to local ombudsman, Georgia State University and Lanier Technical College students, as well as to local churches, business community members, safety and government officials, senior living communities and hospitals. We partner with the following professional organizations:
- Georgia Senior Living Association
- Argentum National Senior Living Association
- Home Care Association of America
- American Physical Therapy Association
- Georgia Physical Therapy Association
- National Aging in Place Council
- OTAGO Exercise Group
- Wesley Woods Foundation
- Greater North Fulton Chamber of Commerce
- Roswell, Inc.
- Georgia State University Department of Physical Therapy
Second Wind Dreams
Since 1997, SWD has become involved in more than 400 eldercare communities in 40 states, and Canada. Weaving thousands of dreams from the simple to the sublime. The mission of Second Wind Dreams® (SWD) is simple — to change the perception of aging through the fulfillment of dreams and the offering of innovative educational opportunities to caregivers and communities.
Second Wind Dreams® is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit corporation governed by a Board of Directors that provides the guidance and support necessary to continue its mission and expand its impact. Financial support for Second Wind Dreams® comes from individual contributions, memberships, corporations and eldercare industry associations. Additional revenue is generated as a result of SWD’s educational program, the Virtual Dementia Tour®. The Virtual Dementia Tour is a scientifically proven method designed to increase sensitivity toward those with dementia. The Second Wind Dreams® program is delivered primarily through volunteer efforts, with key program components handled by three full-time employees.
Senior Services North Fulton
As the senior population grows, and seniors choose to stay in their homes for as long as possible, the need for access to social programs and activities, nutritious meals and transportation will also grow. Senior Services North Fulton can help seniors and their families and our growth over the years reflects this.
Providence Training Center
The Providence training center is a faith based organization that trains underprivileged men and women so they can transform their local communities with sound ethical principles for living, servant leadership, micro-enterprise, health promotion, HIV awareness and training, clean water, family enrichment and reconciliation. In a country plagued with poverty, HIV and tribal distrust these pastors and lay people are being trained to offer a global peace initiative by sharing their faith and God’s purpose for their lives in a manner that helps break down barriers of cultural tension and transforms lives. None of the current scholarship students has either the education or money to afford training. Our goal at the center is to develop a self-sustaining ministry that will provide a hand up for this developing country to improve the citizens of the communities they serve. We partner in this effort with Roswell United Methodist Church and the National Christian Foundation.
Mission Trips of staff and local health, micro-enterprise, reconciliation counseling, clean water and education volunteers are organized yearly. For more information go to our website.
The American Heart and Stroke Association
The American Heart Association is the nation’s oldest and largest voluntary organization dedicated to fighting heart disease and stroke. Founded by six cardiologists in 1924, the organization now includes more than 22 million volunteers and supporters. It funds innovative research, fights for stronger public health policies, and provides critical tools and information to save and improve lives. The nationwide organization includes 156 local offices and more than 3,000 employees. The American Stroke Association was created as a division in 1997 to bring together the organization’s stroke-related activities.
The American Heart and Stroke Association improves the lives of all Americans and provides public health education in a variety of ways. They are the nation’s leader in CPR education training. They help people understand the importance of healthy lifestyle choices. They provide science-based treatment guidelines to healthcare professionals to help them provide quality care to their patients. They educate lawmakers, policymakers and the public as they advocate for changes to protect and improve the health of our communities.
The Alzheimer’s Association works on a global, national and local level to provide care and support for all those affected by Alzheimer’s and other dementias. As the largest nonprofit funder of Alzheimer’s research, the Association is committed to accelerating the global progress of new treatments, preventions and ultimately, a cure. The Association is the leading voice for Alzheimer’s disease advocacy, fighting for critical Alzheimer’s research, prevention and care initiatives at the state and federal level.
Amy’s Place provides an opportunity for the family caregiver AND their loved one with dementia to socialize, learn and connect with those who share in the journey of caring for someone with dementia. Supporting caregivers can be a family member, friend, or hired assistant, and are welcome. Amy’s Place also aims to reduce the stigma often associated with dementia, by offering educational events to the community. We invite you to participate and become a part of this community initiative, which will assist families with dementia.
Aloha to Aging
Aloha to Aging, Inc. was founded by Dawn Reed, a Certified Senior Advisor and owner of Aloha to Senior Solutions Consulting, who has been in the healthy aging industry for 25+ years. After directing an award-winning and nationally recognized day respite program for six years and leading caregiver education and support groups, Dawn knew first-hand the increased value these services provided to families. With tremendous encouragement and support from the community, volunteers and families, Aloha to Aging, Inc. was founded in August 2009. Aloha to Aging strives to empower family caregivers, aging care recipients, volunteers, and the community in a positive, nurturing manner through quality, targeted programming.