Thanks to a grant through the Department of Human Services, Division of Aging Services, Coastal Regional Commission (CRC) Area Agency on Aging (AAA) partnered with Georgia Tech to sponsor an Assistive Technology Lab at the office in Darien. Assistive Technology (AT) is an item or piece of equipment that is used to increase, maintain, or improve the functional capabilities of individuals with disabilities in all aspects of life, including at school, at work, at home and in the community. AT ranges on a continuum from low tech (walkers and bath benches) to high tech (using your smart phone to turn off your lights). Anyone who has a disability and wants assistance to accomplish a task should consider AT.
Our lab is set up like a studio apartment giving individuals the opportunity to actually put their hands on items designed to make everyday life more manageable or leisure time more fun! Throughout the lab you will find items to assist people when faced with mobility issues, dementia care, vision loss, communication problems, hearing loss, and a much more! We are committed to working one-on-one with people of all abilities to find solutions for any obstacles they are facing.
The lab is open to the public Mondays and Wednesdays from 10:00 a.m. - 2:00 p.m. and appointments are suggested. We would like to talk to business owners in the community who are interested in the opportunity to reach our to the aging and disability community through a sponsorship.
Please contact Peggy Luukkonen at (912) 437-0861 or at firstname.lastname@example.org to get on our mailing list, to register for a class, to receive a private consultation, or to request a sponsorship package.