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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


Alzheimer’s Disease Education and Referral Center
Caregivers Supporting People with Dementia: New Research and Technology

Session Description

Tuesday, November 17, 2:00-3:30 pm ET

To register: go to, enter event # 623 017 900

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)

Gray-Haired Granny? An 85-Year-Old Writer Goes Punk Rock Instead

For the ongoing series The Changing Lives of Women, Morning Edition is exploring aging. We asked 85-year-old novelist Anne Bernays to reflect on the role of a woman's appearance as she grows older. Read more here.

Lasting Impact for Healthcare Workers: Reflections from Jennifer Craft Morgan
We encounter many inspiring individuals through our work at The Hitachi Foundation. As part of our 30th year reflections, we are reconnecting with those from our network who continue to make a difference in their communities.

This week, we share insights from Jennifer Craft Morgan, lead evaluator for the Jobs to Careers initiative – a collaboration between The Hitachi Foundation and Robert Wood Johnson Foundation (with additional support from the U.S. Department of Labor). Jobs to Careers (J2C) used work-based learning strategies to train over 800 front-line workers, the majority of whom achieved pay increases, professional credentials, or college credits.
- See more here.

10 Percent Of Older People Have Been Victims Of Abuse
Abuse of older people, which can take the form of sexual or emotional abuse, physical violence and financial manipulation, affects at least 10 percent of older Americans, according to a review article published Thursday in the New England Journal of Medicine. Read more here.

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.

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.

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



National Aging in Place 2015 Annual Meeting
December 2-3, 2015
Atlanta, GA

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

Georgia State University
Atlanta, 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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