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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
Play Recording

Recognizing Mental Health Issues in Older Adults
Led by Jocelyn Chen Wise, Fuqua Center for Late Life Depression, Emory University
Power Point Presentation

Stopping Alzheimer's by 2025: A Systems Solution Approach
ResearchersAgainstAlzheimer’s Expert Webinar
Wednesday, November 18, 2015
George Vradenburg
Chairman and Co- Founder,UsAgainstAlzheimer’s

View Power Point here
View Webinar Transcript here

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.

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Congratulations to Amanda J., nominee of the Servant’s Heart Award!
Taken from DHS Facebook Page
Department of Human Services Commissioner Crittenden surprised GGS Board member, Amanda James, with the good news that she had been nominated for the Servant’s Heart Award. The Servant’s Heart Award, presented by the Georgia Children’s Cabinet, sets to recognize people who are making differences in their local communities through volunteerism. The award helps reflect the meaning behind First Lady Sandra Deal’s platform, “With a Servant’s Heart,” which is her commitment to reach all Georgians to spread awareness about the importance of volunteerism. Amanda has been invited on a personal tour of the Governor's mansion and will receive a commendation from the First Lady.

See pictures here.

Pictured below, Amanda J., DHS Commissioner Robyn Crittenden and DAS Director Dr. James Bulot.

Love, duty and stress -- The life of a caregiver
Taken from Georgia Health News
“I have cleaned bed pans. I have cleaned the potty chair,” says Carol Lively, pausing to think before counting off the next task on her fingers. “I have changed dressings. I got to learn about open wound care, and I learned about prosthetics when I was young.” Read more here.

2016 Distinguished Older Georgian: Dot Benson
As Part of Senior Week, the Georgia Council on Aging honored Dot Benson of Alpharetta, Georgia as the 2016 Distinguished Older Georgian. Read more here.

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.


Atlanta Center for Medical Research

Atlanta Center for Medical Research (ACMR) provides services that are pivotal to the advancement and treatment of medical illnesses that impact the aging population. Since 1982, ACMR has been a leader in clinical research conducting both inpatient and outpatient trials. Our dedicated and experienced research team conducts a variety of clinical trials involving medical, neurological and psychiatric conditions including but not limited to: high blood pressure, diabetes, fibromyalgia, Post herpetic Neuralgia (Shingles pain), COPD, asthma, depression, Alzheimer’s disease, Parkinson’s disease, etc.

ACMR values the ongoing factors that impact older adults including access to medical doctors, transportation, and the rising cost of medications. Therefore complimentary transportation and compensation for time is available for those participants that qualify. All study medications and physician visits are free and insurance is not needed. For more information or to schedule an evaluation please contact ACMR at 404-881-5800 or visit our website at www.acmr.org.



Person-Centered Care 101 Webinar
June 29, 2016
11:30 AM - 12:30 PM

2016 GGS Annual Conference
August 8-10, 2016
Jekyll Island, GA

Aging and Disability Resource Connection (ADRC) Counselor
Southern Georgia Regional Commission
Waycross, GA

Care Specialist
Atlanta, GA

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








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