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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.

R2P Webinar Announcement - Educating and Preparing Preprofessional Students on Adult and Elder Abuse: Implications for University Curriculum, and Insights
Date: September 22, 2014
Time: 2 PM EST - 3:30 PM EST

This two-part panel presentation will provide an overview and summary of findings from a research study that assessed levels of elder abuse awareness among social work, nursing, health professions, and criminal justice students. This overview will be followed by a presentation on The Risk and Resiliency Internship Project (RRIP), created by NYC Elder Abuse Center (NYCEAC) and The Legacy Project, designed to expose undergraduates to the wisdom and robust experience of older generations as well as to the issue of elder abuse.

Presenters
Christina Policastro, PhD, Assistant Professor, Department of Criminal Justice & Criminology, Georgia Southern University

Risa Breckman, LCSW-R, Assistant Professor of Gerontological Social Work in Medicine and the Director of the NYC Elder Abuse Center at Weill Cornell Medical College's Division of Geriatrics and Palliative Medicine

Karl Pillemer, PhD, Hazel E. Reid Professor of Human Development at Cornell University and Professor of Gerontology in Medicine at the Weill Cornell Medical College

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2014 Annual Conference: SUCCESS!
Many thanks to all who came to Chateau Elan for our 2014 GGS Annual Conference. Pictures and power point presentations will be up soon.

Take a look at the pictures and power point presentations sent in by our presenters. Click here.

Horizon: The 2015 White House Conference on Aging
Read more from Cecilia Muñoz

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.

2014 Faith & Aging Conference
September 25, 2014
Augusta, GA
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Falls Prevention Awareness Day
September 26, 2014
Atlanta, GA
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HIV & Aging: From Mitochondria to the Metropolis
October 2-3, 2014
Atlanta, GA
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2014 Technology & Aging Summit
Academics & Practitioners: Making the Connection
Knowledge plus Practice equals Results

November 6, 2014
Atlanta, GA
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LIVE! Coordinator
Lenbrook
Atlanta, GA
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Home Delivered Meals Program Specialist
Athens Community Council on Aging (ACCA)
Athens, GA
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Program Director (Local Offices)
Alzheimer's Association
Augusta, Georgia
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