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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:

Community Care Services Program
Home care services available to citizens who are eligible to receive Medicaid, meet the requirements of CCSP, and otherwise would meet criteria for placement in a nursing home. Many recipients help pay for their care by paying a fee based on their income.

Home and Community Based Services (Non-Medicaid)
Home care services available to citizens who are identified as having the greatest social and economic need. Recipients are charged a fee based on a sliding fee scale. Consumers at or below the poverty level are not charged a fee.


Congress Approves 2015 Spending Plan
Government Shutdown Averted; OAA Flat-Funded
(from N4A)
In a rare Saturday session, the Senate cleared several procedural hurdles to approve and send a full-year federal funding bill to the President for his signature early this week, thus avoiding a government shutdown when the temporary funding measure expired today. The House had previously approved the FY 2015 omnibus package last week. 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.

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.

Senior Day at the Capitol
January 26, 2015
Atlanta, GA
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Be There 4 Seniors Rally
February 5, 2015
Atlanta, GA
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GGS 2015 Annual Conference: Celebrating 60 Years!
August 3-5, 2015
Young Harris, GA
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Part-Time Long-Term Care Ombudsman Volunteer Coordinator
Atlanta Legal Aid Society, Inc.
Atlanta, GA
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Injury Prevention Coordinator
Grady Hospital
Atlanta, GA
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Several Positions
Lutheran Services of Georgia
Atlanta & Savannah, GA
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