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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.

If You’re Not at the Table, You’re Probably on the Menu - Kathy Floyd and Jamie Cramer
Listen in as Kathy Floyd, Executive Director of the Georgia Council on Aging, and Jamie Cramer, Senior Services Manager for Gwinnett County discuss the recently ended Georgia Legislative Session.

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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Why join GGS? Well, Listen Up!
Kay Hind, director of the SOWEGA Council on Aging, shares with you the many benefits of joining GGS. Click on her picture to watch!

View the Most Recent Consumer Wait List Numbers from the Georgia Division of Aging Services
Click here to see the wait list numbers. Included below is a description of CCSP and HCBS services:

2015 Senior Day at the Capitol
GGS and others from the aging networks filled the halls of the Capitol on Monday, January 26th, to talk to legislators about important aging legislative and budget priorities. Pictured below: GGS Board Member, Jamie Cramer and Senator Renee Unterman.

Senate Leaders Introduce OAA Bill
Prompt Committee Action Expected
(from N4A)
In an unexpected but welcome development, the new Senate Health Education Labor and Pensions (HELP) Committee leadership joined with the Senators who led efforts to reauthorize OAA in the previous Congress to re-introduce the bipartisan compromise legislation that stalled out last year over funding formula issues. Yesterday, HELP Committee Chairman Lamar Alexander (R-TN), Ranking Member Patty Murray (D-WA), Senator Bernie Sanders (I-VT) and Senator Richard Burr (R-NC) introduced the Older Americans Act Reauthorization Act of 2015 (S. 192). The new measure includes all but one provision (a transportation report that has already been completed) from S. 1562, which was the bill considered last Congress to reauthorize OAA. The current bill also adds a new provision to address the funding formula agreement, and it would authorize the Act for three years. Read the Senate HELP Committee Press Release. Read more.

12/16 Advocacy in Action Training
Click here to see the presentation from the Advocacy in Action Joint Training put on by the Atlanta Regional Commission.

2014 Workforce Development Conference, Building Workforce Competency: Addressing Grief and Loss in the Older Adult Population
Close to 90 people this powerful conference on September 12l. Dr. Dan Wachtel was the morning speaker and Dr. Toni Miles from UGA presented after lunch. There were approved CEs for social workers, LPCs, psychologists and advance practice nurses. Cityside Health, LivHome, GA-POLST, GAPNA, Peachtree Christian Hospice and ARC were sponsors. Slides from the presentations are now available here.


Kathy Floyd
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.

Strengthening Advocacy Skills: "Grass Roots" Advocacy Training
January 29, 2015
Savannah, GA

Be There 4 Seniors Rally
February 9, 2015
Atlanta, GA

Georgia GAPNA Annual Conference
March 7, 2015
Atlanta, GA

GGS 2015 Annual Conference: Celebrating 60 Years!
August 3-5, 2015
Young Harris, GA

Social Worker
Atlanta Hospital
Atlanta, GA

Transportation Program Specialist
Gwinnett Senior Services
Gwinnett County, GA

Part-Time Long-Term Care Ombudsman Volunteer Coordinator
Atlanta Legal Aid Society, Inc.
Atlanta, GA




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