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There are so many exciting gerontology events taking place in Georgia this year!

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Falls Prevention Awareness Day

DATE: September 22, 2017
10:00 AM - 3:00 PM  

Shepherd Center, 7th Floor Auditorium
2020 Peachtree Road, NW
Atlanta, Georgia 30309


Join Shepherd Center, Georgia Department of Public Health, Department of Human Services, and Grady Health Systems as we celebrate 10 Years Standing Together to Prevent Falls.

You are invited to the 2017 Falls Prevention Awareness Day event. Participants will receive free health and wellness checks, which are designed to address individual risk of a fall. You will also be able to participate in fun and engaging activities like Tai Chi, Ageless Grace, and Music Therapy Demonstrations, which reduces the risk of falls. A complimentary lunch will be provided.

Falls are the leading cause of fatal and non-fatal injuries for aging adults. Falls impact everyone in the community, so join us as we Stand together to prevent falls in Georgia.

Please consider signing up for the Flu Shot. They are free and provided by our partners with Walgreens.


2017 Georgia Senior Hunger Summit

DATE: September 28-29, 2017  

The Marriott Century Center
2000 Century Boulevard NE,
Atlanta, GA 30345


The 2017 Georgia Senior Hunger Summit is the next step to stamping out senior hunger in Georgia. Sponsored by the Georgia Department of Human Services Division of Aging Services, the 2016 Summit kick-started conversations to develop a comprehensive plan to address senior hunger.

This year, the Senior Hunger Summit, held on Sept. 28 and Sept. 29, will bring together a diverse group of experts and policymakers to heighten awareness of senior hunger in Georgia, unearth issues accompanying the problem and continue work on the first-ever state plan to fight senior hunger.

Click here for registration and lodging information.

Georgia Council on Aging 40th Anniversary

DATE: October 26, 2017
12:30 PM  

Classic Center
300 N Thomas St.
Athens, GA 30601


GCOA was created by the Georgia General Assembly in 1977 to advise state government on aging issues. Please join the council, state leaders and aging advocates at a celebration luncheon on October 26, 2017 at 12:30 pm at the Classic Center in Athens, GA. Click here to register and for more information.  

Rosalynn Carter Institute for Caregiving 30th Anniversary

DATE: October 25-27, 2017

Georgia Southwestern State University
800 GSW State University Drive
Americus, GA 31709


The Rosalynn Carter Institute for Caregiving is hosting its 30th Anniversary Summit on October 25-27 in Americus on the beautiful campus of Georgia Southwestern State University. The two-day summit will bring together caregivers across the lifespan along with leaders who enable caregiver support including stakeholders, funders, and policymakers. The goal is to increase visibility of caregiver needs, stimulate connections among key individuals, and drive conversations to address caregiver solutions. Click here for more details and registration.    



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