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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!

You Can Have an Impact Upon Georgia’s Medicaid Home and Community Based Services
In March of 2014, to ensure home- and community based services (HCBS) are integrated, the federal government approved new rules that outline which Medicaid services can be covered and in what setting they can be provided. States are required to create “transition plans” describing the changes they will make to comply with these new regulations. As stakeholders, this is your opportunity to make a difference in the direction Georgia takes in its services. Click here to learn more.

ACCA - Our Story Continues
Watch this inspiring and hilarious video put together by the Athens Community Council on Aging. More proof that aging innovation thrives in Georgia!

How will gun law affect Georgia's hospitals?
Georgia Health News is covering the impact of House Bill 60 by examining its impact on nursing homes and hospitals. Read more.

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.

ADVOCACY in ACTION: Joint Training Session
December 16, 2014
Atlanta, GA

Senior Day at the Capitol
January 26, 2015
Atlanta, GA

Be There 4 Seniors Rally
February 5, 2015
Atlanta, GA

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

Injury Prevention Coordinator
Grady Hospital
Atlanta, GA

Several Positions
Lutheran Services of Georgia
Atlanta & Savannah, GA

Atlanta, GA

Aberdeen Hospice

Health & Wellness Director
The Renaissance on Peachtree
Atlanta, GA



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