GGS Spring Symposium
Resources from our March 22, 2013 Symposium on LGBT and older adults:
Healthy Aging Webinar Now Available
Listen to GGS Board member, Dr. Carol Gardner, deliver a Webinar on Healthy Aging. This is part of a professional development series developed by GGS and LeadingAge Georgia.
UPDATE: Spring Symposium
Agenda Announced for the March 21, 2014 Spring Symposium and 5 CEUS offered. Find out more.
2014 Annual Conference: Call for Presentations Open until 4/1/14
Time to submit your presentation or poster for consideration. Find out more.
2014 Annual Conference: Keynotes Announced
The 2014 GGS Annual will open with a special screening of Age of Champions and Q&A Session with director Keith Ochwat. Our Tuesday, 7/29, luncheon will highlight Dr. William McDonald, Chair of the Emory University's Fuqua Center for Late Life Depression. Read more.
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2014 Be There 4 Seniors Rally: SUCCESS!
Over 200 aging advocates rallied on the Georgia Capitol steps on a cold Wednesday morning. Their message was simple: older adults have been overlooked for far too long. It is time for additional funding in the state budget to keep people in their homes and communities for as long as possible.
Georgia General Assembly Update: Crossover Day is Monday, March 3, so any bill or resolution not having crossed from one chamber to the other will automatically not make it out of the session this year.
Your Advocacy Voice is Being Heard!
As legislators work on the "Big Budget", we want to thank all of the aging advocates who have made they voices heard. It is working! The following money has been put into the budget.
- $750,000 for meals
- $693,333 for 11 additional Adult Protective Services workers
- $321,000 for Adult Day Care licensure
- $226,800 for adult temporary emergency placement
We could not have done this without YOU! We will continue to monitor the budget process until it is signed by the Governor.
SCAP Coordinator, Cindy Nelson, was recently interviewed on an internet radio station for older adults called Eugeria! Radio. Eugeria is a Greek work meaning health of body and mind in aging individuals. During the program she discussed the impact of sequestration and other aging related issues. Listen here.
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The Georgia Council on Aging Welcomes New Executive Director
Kathy Floyd came on board as GCoA Executive Director on Monday, February 17th and immediately launched into a full week at the Capitol representing the needs of older Georgians in her new role. Kathy is well known as the Policy Director for AARP Georgia, where she has worked since 1995. She brings tremendous experience as an advocate, a wealth of knowledge about the aging network, deep concern for needs of elders and their families, and respected relationships with policy makers and legislators.
Kathy hails from Henderson, North Carolina and is a graduate of the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill with a Bachelor’s degree in History. She completed a Masters in Business Administration in Finance at Georgia State University after relocating to Atlanta. She and her husband have one son, who is a familiar face at the Georgia State Capitol where he has served as a legislative page for Chairman Wendell Willard for a number of years now. We welcome Kathy in her new capacity and look forward to working with her.
GGS Spring Symposium: Spiritual Dimensions of Aging
March 21, 2014
La Grange, GA
Upcoming CO-AGE Meetings
April 25, 2014
February 26 & 27, 2014
Savannah, Albany & Atlanta
Associate State Director of Advocacy