Listen to GGS Board Member, Dr. Carol Gardner, as she speaks
on Health Aging
Caregivers of Aging Relatives Support Group
When: Wednesdays from 7:00 p.m. - 8:30 p.m.
Location: The Link Counseling Center Library
For more information click
Focus on Eye Health: An
Aging Eye Summit
Do you provide services for people at risk for aging
eye disease including those over the age of 60, people with
diabetes, or African Americans or Latinos aged 40 and up?
If you answered yes, the Georgia Vision Collaborative invites you
Focus on Eye Health: An Aging Eye Summit to learn how to
preserve your clients’ sight. Vision experts will share
information about glaucoma, diabetic retinopathy, living with low
vision, and the economic impact of vision problems. Information on
vision health and low vision resources will be provided.
The summit will be held Wednesday, June 26 from 8 a.m. – 3:30 p.m.
at the Center for the Visually Impaired, 739 West Peachtree
Street, Atlanta, GA 30308. The summit is free, but registration is
required. Seating is limited. A box lunch will be provided.
Featured speakers include John Wittenborn, NORC at the University
of Chicago; Alison Manson, MPH, Prevent Blindness America; John
Crews, DPA, Centers for Disease Control and Prevention; Melina
Friedman, OD, Center for the Visually Impaired and Vision
Rehabilitation Services of Georgia; Timothy Olsen, MD, Emory
University School of Medicine; Scott Pastor, MD, Eye Consultants
of Atlanta; and Parul Khator, MD, Georgia Eye Partners
To register or for more information, visit
www.georgiavisioncollaborative.org or call 404-266-2020. The
summit is supported in part by the Georgia Department of Public
Health Drive for Sight Program.
58th Annual GGS
Georgia Gerontology Society Annual Meeting and Training
Augusta Marriott Riverfront at the Convention Center
August 12-14, 2013
advance to the GGS Annual Conference page
GGS & the Georgia
Institute on Aging present:
Practitioners: Making the Connection
Call for Presentations Now Open through May 15th
Date: Friday, November 7, 2013
Location: Melia Hotel, Midtown Atlanta
Majd Alwan-SVP Technology, LeadingAge & Executive Director of
Center for Aging Services
Dr. Jay Bulot-Director, Georgia Division of Aging Services
Education Committee News
The Education Committee is compiling a list of learning
links. Check back here regularly for the latest available
is a statewide
program designed to support health professionals and strengthen
services provided by nonprofit health organizations in Georgia.
Established in 2007, HealthTecdl
to deliver programs in support of nonprofit
health organizations that drive positive change in their
communities, promote programs which improve health and healthcare
for Georgia residents, and connect people, programs, and resources
across our state.
2013 CO-AGE Meetings
For more information please visit
New Online Aging Research Translator (ART)
Cornell Institute for Translational Research on Aging (Cornell
University) has announced the availability of the Aging Research
The Aging Research Translator (ART) website has been designed with
community-based practitioners in mind, by offering non-technical
summaries of aging research published in peer-reviewed academic
journals. Community-based practitioners are the largest group of
potential users of aging-related research, and the people most
likely to apply the aging knowledge-base to the lives of real
people. However, the location of research in university libraries
and databases makes it difficult to access. Furthermore, the overly
technical language of research articles can be an impediment. The
ART website, developed by Cornell University researchers, attempts
to address these challenges by posting summaries of aging research
literature using non-technical language.
ART is a blog where we post new aging research summaries every other
week. Summaries are posted chronologically and can also be viewed
according to topical categories. Readers are invited to write
comments after each post (all comments need to be approved by the
blog administrator before being listed). Please join us on the ART!