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May 2015 GGS WebEx Presentations
Recruiting and Retaining Direct Care Workers: Overview of the Issues
Led by Dr. Jennifer Craft Morgan, GSU
Play Recording

Recruiting and Retaining Direct Care Workers: Implementing Efforts
Led by Dr. Jennifer Craft Morgan, GSU
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Recognizing Mental Health Issues in Older Adults
Led by Jocelyn Chen Wise, Fuqua Center for Late Life Depression, Emory University
Power Point Presentation


Gwinnett Senior Food Security Project
Click here to watch some of the good work going on at Gwinnett County Senior Services as they feed homebound older adults.

Health Brain Initiative
Want to Learn More about CDC's Health Brain Initiative? Click here. Dr. Lynda Anderson presented an overview of the program at our 10/30 Community Conversations event. Click here for her slides.

Selfhelp Innovations
David Dring, Executive Director of Selfhelp Innovations, delivered two powerful presentations at the 11/6 Technology & Aging Summit. Click here for his workshop powerpoint and here for his luncheon keynote.

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Advocacy in Action!
Commissioner Crittendon, Senator Unterman and Georgia advocates recently met to discuss aging priorities at Gwinnett Senior Services. Pictured below: Melanie McNeil (State Long Term Care Ombudsman), Ann Williams (GGS Board), Kathy Floyd (Georgia Council on Aging), Commissioner Crittendon, Senator Unterman, Jamie Cramer (Gwinnett Senior Services)

GGS Board Member, Ann Williams, Receives National Advocacy Award
Ann Williams has been selected as the recipient for the Janet Tulloch Memorial Advocacy Award for the 2015 Consumer Voice Leadership Awards. This award was established in 2000 after the death of Janet Tulloch, a nursing home resident, author, committed advocate and long-time member of the Consumer Voice’s Board of Directors. It honors a citizen advocate, family caregiver, or long-term care consumer who has worked directly with and for consumers to improve the lives of long- term care consumers.

Mary MacKinnon Leaves an Ageless Legacy in the Gerontology Institute
The lengthy list of endowed scholarships at Georgia State reads like a who’s who of distinguished alumni, beloved professors, and loyal friends of the university.

It’s rarer for administrative professionals to be honored in such a way, but for the late Mary MacKinnon, it makes perfect sense. Co-workers, program alumni and even former directors agree that almost nobody can match the impact MacKinnon made on the lives and careers of students at Georgia State’s Gerontology Institute. Read more here.

AGHE Call for Abstracts!
Join AGHE March 3 to 6, 2016, in beautiful Southern California for AGHE’s 42nd Annual Meeting and Educational Leadership Conference. The conference theme is "Developing Educational Leadership in Gerontology Worldwide." Submit your abstract today for presentation at this preeminent national forum for discussing ideas and issues in gerontological and geriatrics education.

Federal Strategy Needed to Help Ensure Efficient and Effective Delivery of Home and Community-Based Services and Supports
Five federal agencies within four departments fund home and community-based services and supports that older adults often require to continue living independently in their own homes and communities. The Administration on Aging (AoA) and Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) in the Department of Health and Human Services (HHS), and the Departments of Housing and Urban Development (HUD), Transportation (DOT), and Agriculture (USDA) provide funds, often through state agencies, to local governments and community-based organizations. Read more here.

GAO Report Finds Great Need For OAA Programs
The General Accountability Office (GAO) released a report, "Older Americans Act (OAA): Updated Information on Unmet Need for Services," which found that many older adults may need--but do not receive--meals and home-based care services, like those provided under the OAA. This is due, in part, to the fact that the funding level of OAA services has not kept up with need.

A copy of the GAO report can be found here.

Adult Day of Dunwoody
Adult Day of Dunwoody- “A social club for seniors with supervision and excellent medical care.”

There are now more Americans age 65 and older than ever before in US history and responding to the needs of these seniors as they age has become one of the most complex challenges our nation faces. Many seniors will choose to remain in their homes and “age in place” however financial limitations for affordable home care can often make this desire challenging or even impossible.

Adult Day of Dunwoody is a medical- model adult day health services center which supports the daily living needs of adults so they can live in their homes and communities for as long as possible. The center is open from 8:00am to 5:30 pm and provides meals, clinical care from a registered nurse, physical, speech, and occupational therapy, daily exercise, and socialization for its’ participants. “It’s not sitting services,” jokes Georgia Gunter, Adult Day of Dunwoody’s Executive Director, “Basically it’s a social club, but with supervision and excellent medical care.”

In addition, Adult Day of Dunwoody is significantly more affordable than assisted living or home care alternatives costing between $60-$80/day. “We want to keep people living with their families and in their communities for as long as possible,” says Leanne Hymes, Adult Day’s Director of Development and Physical Therapy, “I tell people honestly, without lying, that I’d send a family member here.”

Adult Day of Dunwoody
1 Dunwoody Park South
Suite 123
Dunwoody, GA 30338

Mending the Gap: Honoring Seniors and Raising Awareness about Elder Abuse and Neglect
"Still I Rise"

October 17, 2015
Duluth, GA

Fall Prevention Event
October 21, 2015
Atlanta, GA

2015 Technology & Aging Summit
November 12, 2015
Atlanta, GA

2015 Thanks a Million Celebration
November 12, 2015
Atlanta, GA

Volunteer Resource & Marketing Specialist
Gwinnett Senior Services
Gwinnett County, GA

Home Delivered Meals Program Specialist
Athens Community Council on Aging
Athens, GA

Center for Active Living Plus Manager
Athens Community Council on Aging
Athens, GA

Alzheimer’s and Related Dementias State Plan Coordinator
Georgia DHS Division of Aging Services
Atlanta, GA









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