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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.

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GGS Spring Symposium
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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.

2014 Annual Conference: Keynotes Announced
The 2014 GGS Annual will open with a special screening of Age of Champions and Q&A Session with director Keith Ochwat. Our Tuesday, 7/29, luncheon will highlight Dr. William McDonald, Chair of the Emory University's Fuqua Center for Late Life Depression. Read more.

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Pre Conference Intensive Added to 2014 Annual Conference

Join Doug Carl, with the Georgia Division of Aging, for: Improving the Quality of Services and Supports Offered to LGBT Older Adults by Aging Providers

Level I Workshop

The overall goal of this workshop is to support participants in learning which individual and organizational practices need to be changed or emphasized in order to improve and expand the continuum of care to older adults who are LGBT (lesbian, gay, bisexual, and/or transgender) so that they may be better served. Click here for more information.

Apply Now for GGS Scholarship
GGS is accepting applications for our two student scholarships. The Robert P. Wray Scholarship of $2,000 is awarded to one undergraduate student, and the Virginia M. Smyth Scholarship of $3,000 is awarded to one graduate student. The two winning students will be recognized at the conference awards luncheon. In addition to the scholarships, conference fees will be waived for the winners and they each will receive hotel and mileage reimbursement. Included with the scholarship award is also a one-year membership to GGS, all to total an additional $500-$600 value.
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GGS Board Nominations
The GGS Nominating Committee is soliciting nominations from all GGS Members for persons to serve on the GGS Board of Directors and for persons willing to be nominated for one of the four officer positions.

2014 Nomination Memo (PDF)
2014 Nomination Form (WORD)

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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.

2013/2014 Annual MOWAG Conference
April 29-30, 2014
Marietta, GA
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Upcoming CO-AGE Meetings
April 25, 2014
February 26 & 27, 2014

Savannah, Albany & Atlanta
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GGS 2014 Annual Conference
July 28-30, 2014
Chateau Elan
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AmeriCorps VISTA Anti-Hunger Initiative
AARP Foundation
Atlanta, GA
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Executive Director
Georgia Options, Inc
Athens, GA
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Director of Marketing & Fundraising
Prevent Blindness Georgia
Atlanta, GA
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President & CEO
Piedmont Park Conservancy
Atlanta, GA
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Associate State Director of Advocacy
AARP
Atlanta, GA
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Sponsor Funded Professional - Research Associate I
Georgia Health Policy Center
Atlanta, GA
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