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Candler County

** This page does not provide a comprehensive listing of senior services available in Candler County. There may be services available in Candler County that have not been included on this list. Georgia Southern University or the Center for Social Gerontology is not directly affiliated with any organization, agency, or institution listed on this page.
***Not all services are available in Candler County. Alternative locations have been provided as close to Candler County as possible.

For more information on services available to seniors in Candler please contact the Area Agency on Aging:

Central Savannah River Area Regional Commission
3023 Riverwatch Parkway, Suite A. Augusta, GA 30907
Contact: 706-210-2000
Fax: 706-210-2006

For more information regarding Service Options Using Resources in a Community Environment (SOURCE) please visit the Georgia Department of Community Health

Senior Services in Candler County
Related Agencies and Organizations

Candler County Commission on Human Services Inc.
Contact: Lisa Brown Rigdon; 912.362.0198
20 NW Broad Street. Metter, Ga 3043
Service: For an extensive list of services please contact the Candler Co. Commission of Human Services.

Community Care Services Program
https://aging.dhs.georgia.gov/community-care-services-program

Department of Family & Children Services (DFCS)

912.685.2163

750 S Leroy St, Metter, GA 30439

Contact: County Director – Rose Morris, Acting Administrator
Direct Office Number: (912) 526.5468

Service: For an extensive list of services please contact the Candler County Department of Family and Children Services
Social Security Administration
Contact: 866.748. 2088; www.socialsecurity.gov
Social Security offices near Candler County:

Dublin Social Security Office
919 Hillcrest Parkway, Dublin, Georgia, 31021
(Distance: 51.14 miles from Candler County)
Contact: 478.272.5347

Savannah Social Security Office
430 Mall Boulevard, Savannah, Georgia, 31406
(Distance: 62.66 miles from Candler County)
Contact: 912.353.7059

Service: For an extensive list of services please contact the Social Security Administration
Long-Term Care Options in and around Candler County (Metter, GA)

Azalea Health and Rehabilitation
300 Cedar Road, Metter, Georgia 30439
(912) 685.5734
● Medicare/Medicaid: Both
● Number of Medicare/Medicaid beds: 89
● Ownership: Non Profit (other)
● Continuing Care Retirement Community: No
Pleasant View Nursing Center
475 Washington Avenue, Metter, Georgia 30439
(912) 685.2168
● Medicare/Medicaid: Both
● Number of Medicare/Medicaid beds: 120
● Ownership: For-profit
● Continuing Care Retirement Community: No
Twin View Health and Rehabilitation
211 Mathis Avenue, Twin City, Georgia 30471
(478) 763.2141
● Medicare/Medicaid: Both
● Number of Medicare/Medicaid beds: 110
● Ownership: For-profit
● Continuing Care Retirement Community: No
Cedar Plantation Assisted Living
46637 Ga Highway 46 E, Metter, GA 30439
(912) 685.4700
Metter Nursing Home
300 Cedar St, Metter, GA 30439
(912) 685.3357
Hospice Care near Candler County

Ogeechee Area Hospice, 5 W Altman St, Statesboro, GA (912).764.8441, (800). 236.1142
Hospice Advantage, 7 Allen Cali Dr., Statesboro GA (912).764.6222
THA Group/ Island Health Care, 124 Savannah Ave, Statesboro, GA (912).871.6650
Gentiva Health Care, 1525 Fair Road Suite 107, Statesboro, GA (912). 486. 1900
Ogeechee Area Hospice, 200 Donehoo Street P.O. Box 531, Statesboro GA (912).764.8441, (800). 236.1142
Home Instead Senior Care, 407 S Zetterower Ave, Statesboro, GA (912).764.3999
ResCare Home, (888). 330.5017
Caresouth Homecare Pros, 1601 Fair Road, Statesboro, GA (912). 243.9040
Health Department Home Care, 204 College St. Statesboro, GA (912).764.6717
Nightingale Hospice, 203 Savannah Avenue. Statesboro, Ga 30458, (912). 764. 6222
Odyssey Hospice Of Savannah, 810 Towne Park Dr Rincon, GA 31326 (888).959.5948 x28262
Odyssey Hospice Of Savannah, 5105 Paulsen St. Savannah, GA 31405 (888).959.5948 x28262
Heartland Hospice of Augusta, 1365 Interstate Parkway Augusta, GA 30909 (888).959.5948 x68607

Food Services

Concerted Services – Candler County Service Center
201 S. Leroy Street. Metter, GA – 30439
912.685.3858

Candler County Soup Kitchen
201 S. Leroy Street. Metter, GA – 30439
912.685.3858

Candler County Senior Center
430 North Rountree Street. Metter, GA 30439
912.685.2580

Companion Care Senior Services
46637 Ga Highway 46 E. Metter, GA 30439
(912).685.4540

ResCare Homecare
38 SE Broad St. Metter, GA 30439
(912). 685.4221
Community Services

Metter Community Recreation Center
435 N Rountree St. Metter, GA 3043
(912) 685.2443

Chosen Few Outreach Ministry

35 North Lewis St. Metter, GA 30439
Pastor: Daniel Ferguson

Hands on Ogeechee
1 Lee Hill Drive Statesboro, GA 30459
(912) 212.HELP
Contact: Jeremy Foreman, Executive Director; jforeman@communitycentered.org
Services: Hands On Ogeechee brings people together to strengthen communities through meaningful volunteer action. Provides volunteer opportunities, project management, outreach programs, and referral services in Bulloch, Candler, Emanuel, Evans, Jenkins, Montgomery, Screven, Tattnall, Toombs and Treutlen counties

The Guido Evangelistic Association, Inc.
600 N Lewis St. Metter, Georgia 30439
Phone: (912) 685-2222
Fax: (912) 685-3502
Email: lcguido@pineland.net
Guido Gardens are always open for your visit, 24 hours a day, seven days a week, every day of the year.
Candler County Library / L.C Anderson Memorial Library
50 S. Kennedy Street Metter, GA 30439
(912) 685.2455
Outreach Services
Contact: Linder Humphries: linderh@srls.public.lib.ga.us
Health Services

Health Department
428 N. Rountree Street. Metter, GA 30439
912.685.5765

AARP Bulloch County
Contact: Bill Hornish; 912. 865. 3631
1386 Friendship Church Road. Statesboro, Ga 30458
Service: An advocacy group for retired persons

American Cancer Society
Contact: Kay Nay; 912. 764. 7410
515 Denmark Street. Statesboro, Ga 30458
Service: Provide information on the prevention and early detection of cancer as well as providing services to help patients navigate the healthcare system. Oversee support groups for our many cancer survivors and foster collaborative relationships with local medical community.

Candler County Hospital
400 Cedar Street. Metter, Georgia, 30439
(912) 685.5741
Open 24 / 7

Candler County Medical Examiner & Coroner
PO Box 13. Metter, Georgia, 30439
(912) 690.0250

East Georgia Healthcare Center Metter

154 S. Leroy St. Metter, GA – 30439

(912) 685.4040

American Red Cross
912.764.4468
Provides delivery of disaster services, armed forces emergency services, blood services, and health and safety services.

Safe Haven Domestic Violence Shelter
P.O. Box 2494 Statesboro, Ga. 30459
(912) 764.4605
Contact: Mary S. Harden, Executive Director; safehaven@nctv.com
Hours of Operation: 24 hours a day/ 7 days a week/ 365 days a year
Services: Safe Haven is a non-profit 501© (3) organization service victims of Domestic violence and their children in Bulloch, Candler, Effingham, Jenkins, Screven, and Washington Counties. We offer emergency shelter, counseling and support groups, legal and TANF advocacy.
Comments: Available to anyone involved in an abusive relationship.

Mental Health Services

Alzheimer’s Association Coastal Georgia Regional Office
Contact: Martha Ray; 1.800. 272. 3900
201 Television Circle. Savannah, Ga 31406
Service: For extensive list of services please contact the regional office.

Candler Counseling Center
737 S Lewis St. Metter, GA 30439
(912) 685.3317
Services: Hospital services

Candler Psychological Services
66 N. Rountree St., Metter, GA, 30439
(912) 685.6259

Bulloch-Candler Service Center
213 Simons Rd. Statesboro, GA 30458
(912) 489.8711

Respite Care

Azalea Health and Rehabilitation

300 Cedar Road, Metter, Georgia 30439

(912) 685.5734

ResCare HomeCare
38 South East Broad Street. Metter, GA 30439
(912) 208.6414
Transportation Services

Candler County Concerted Services
430 North Roundtree Street. Metter, GA 30439
(912) 685.2580

Medical Transport Service – Candler County EMS
1065 E Hiawatha St. Metter, GA 30439
(912) 685.5965
Medical Transport Service – Candler County

BULLOCH CO. EMERGENCY NUMBERS
(All Fire, Law Enforcement, and Medical)
911

Fire
Stillmore Fire Department; 912.562.7046
(Distance: 8.70 miles from Candler County)

Police/Sheriff/Law Enforcement
EMERGENCY: Dial 911
Sheriff’s Office: 912.685.2568
Jail: 912.685.2291
Metter Police Department 912.685.5437
Drug Tips: 912.739.0500
(Tri-Circuit Drug Task Force)
GBI 912.871.1121
FBI 912.764.6311
State Patrol (Emergency Only) 912. 871.1100

Medical/Health

Health Department 912.685.5765
EMS 912.685.4600

Candler County Hospital 912.685.5741
Candler County Medical Examiner & Coroner 912.690.0250

Last updated: 4/13/2017

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