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2017 Annual Conference

Chateau Elan
Braselton, GA
July 24-26, 2017
“Preparing for Our Future: Prevention, Readiness & Wellbeing"

Many Thanks to our Generous Sponsors!

Diamond: Eli Lilly

Gold: AARP

Silver: Mercer University, Nivek Services, Inc., Gay Construction Company, The Office of the Long Term Care Ombudsman, & ComForCare Home Care


Conference Details:

Conference Program

Conference Pre-Intensive
Dealing with Dementia Train the Trainer
8:00 AM – 12:00 PM
July 24, 2017

The Rosalynn Carter Institute for Caregiving is offering a new program to Georgia caregivers: Dealing with Dementia (DWD). The workshops and Caregiver Guide are offered to family caregivers and the home health care workers who support them. The DWD Caregiver Guide provides ongoing guidance and encouragement throughout their caregiving journey.

DWD trainers are empowered to hold the four-hour workshops for Family Caregivers and for Expert Consultant (professional) Caregivers. There are three central goals to the workshops:

  • To provide insights into the dementia caregiver's experience that will increase their understanding of the impact of dementia on the care recipient AND the importance of protecting their own well-being.
  • To ensure the caregiver's comfort in navigating the extensive content of the guide to locate and use the information they need when they need it.
  • To provide a framework for problem solving that includes utilizing the proven strategies and techniques provided

All training materials and DWD Guides you need are provided for FREE until the end of the program in September 2017.

Gayle Alston provides the class, sharing her dementia expertise gained from both her professional and personal life. Dealing with Dementia Workshops will help you support dementia caregivers in your community in a powerful and life changing way. Registration is limited. Please email Gayle Alston at to register or for more information.

Location: Chateau Elan 


Conference Room Rate
Guests will enjoy a discounted rate of $155 for the nights of Sunday 7/23 through Wednesday 7/26.

Reservations must be made by June 23, 2017!
To make your reservation online click here. When you click the link, it will automatically select the dates beginning Sunday 7/23 and departing on Wednesday 7/26. If you would like to change their dates, click on the “Plan Your Stay” tab, where you can select different arrival/departure dates. Or you may call to make your reservation at (678) 425-0900 and ask for the GGS Annual Conference group code. UPDATE: Chateau Elan is still accepting our group rate but you have to call to make your reservation.


Registration is now open! Don't miss this opportunity to take advantage of early bird rates that end on June 9, 2017.

Registration Form (WORD)
Online Registration


This conference has been approved by the National Association of Social Workers, Georgia Chapter, for a total of 9.5 related continuing education clock hours for social work licensing purposes.

This conference has been pre-approved by The Commission for Case Manager Certification to provide 9.5 CE contact hours to CCM® board certified case managers.

Silent Auction:

Each year, the Georgia Gerontology Society (GGS) holds a silent auction at our annual conference. Alll of the proceeds of our silent auction go to support scholarships.  Attendees will be able to bid on items throughout the conference and the winners will be announced at our closing session. We will have gift certificates from Zoo Atlanta, Stone Mountain Park, World of Coca-Cola, Broadway Across America, the Atlanta History Center, the Atlanta Botanical Garden, the Atlanta Ballet, the Atlanta Opera and more. We will also have a number of exciting items and gift cards availlable. Credit cards will be accepted.


Does a conference registration include access to the President's Reception? Yes, registration for the full conference includes one ticket to the President's Reception. Do you have a guest you'd like to take? No problem, just register for an additional ticket to the President's Reception.

Are refunds offered? GGS will refund your registration, minus a $50 administration fee, if you cancel your registration in writing before June 24, 2016. Cancellations made after this date will forfeit the entire registration fee.

How can I contact the conference organizer? The Execuitve Director for GGS can be contacted at


2018 Annual Conference

Our 2018 Annual Conference will be a joint conference with the Southern Gerontological Society. It will be held at Legacy Lodge and Conference Center in Lake Lanier, Georgia from April 11 through April 14, 2018.



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