2018 Annual Conference

Moving Forward Together:
Linking Research, Policy, Practice

Legacy Lodge and Conference Center
7000 Lanier Islands Parkway
Buford, GA 30518

April 11 – April 14, 2018

 

Conference Program

 

Thank You Sponsors!

The Georgia Gerontology Society would like to thank our sponsors for making this year’s annual meeting possible through their participation and generosity.


Premier Sponsor

Georgia State University

Georgia State University

The Gerontology Institute at GSU is leading the way in an aging society. Through research, practice, and service our faculty and students are making a difference in this growing field.

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Gold Plus Sponsors

AARP Georgia

AARP Georgia

Helping Georgians aged 50 and above live their best lives.

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Georgia State University Research

Georgia State University – Research

Georgia State is among the nation’s leading major research universities.

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Gold Sponsor

Riverside Center for Excellence in Aging and Lifelong Health

Riverside Center for Excellence in Aging and Lifelong Health

The Riverside Center for Excellence in Aging and Lifelong Health (CEALH) was incorporated in 2002 under the guidance of The Crossroads Group. This group was a collaboration between community and government organizations that had identified a gap in the conversion of research into application for the older adult population.

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Silver Plus Sponsors

ComForCare

ComForCare

ComForCare’s commitment to quality care begins with our compassionate and proactive approach to care. This process begins with identifying clients’ and families’ unique needs, creating a patient-centered care plan, coordinating with physicians and other providers, and implementing quality assurance throughout the duration of care.

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Rosalynn Carter Institute

Rosalynn Carter Institute for Caregiving

The Rosalynn Carter Institute for Caregiving establishes local, state, national, and international partnerships committed to building quality, long-term, home and community-based services. We believe this begins with providing caregivers with effective supports to promote caregiver health, skills and resilience. We also believe strongly in the need to provide greater recognition for professional and family caregivers. We focus on helping caregivers coping with chronic illness and disability across the lifespan.

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Silver Sponsors

Virginia Center on Aging

VCU – Virginia Center on Aging

We are a statewide agency created by the Virginia General Assembly, with our home at Virginia Commonwealth University in the School of Allied Health Professions. For more than 30 years, VCoA has worked to protect and improve the quality of life of older Virginians, so that they might remain interdependent and contributing members to life in Virginia.

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RElyFy

RelyFy

RelyFy is founded with a mission to serve those who are vulnerable because of age or health conditions and deserve dignity and confidence at their place of living. We can’t do it by ourselves only. Hence, we empower care professionals and entrepreneurs in local communities with best in class technologies. We provide technology, they provide healing touch and together we realize the best of both worlds – high tech with high touch.

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The Holbrook

The Holbrook

At The Holbrook, we believe in living life with passion, purpose and possibilities. We are creating an experience like no other – where people can actively engage their passion for living the life they always wanted.

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Bronze Sponsors

Tele-Savvy

Tele-Savvy

Tele-Savvy is a training program for caregivers and it is offered entirely online, so caregivers don’t have to travel or make other arrangements in order to take part. This project is conducted by Emory University’s Nell Hodgson Woodruff School of Nursing.

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Georgia Vocational Rehabilitation Agency

Georgia Vocational Rehabilitation Agency

The Georgia Vocational Rehabilitation Agency operates five integrated and interdependent statutory programs that share a primary goal – to help people with disabilities to become fully productive members of society by achieving independence and meaningful employment. The largest of the programs are Vocational Rehabilitation (VR) Program, Disability Adjudication Services, and Roosevelt Warm Springs/Cave Spring Center. Two other unique programs serve consumers with visual impairments: the Business Enterprise Program and Georgia Industries for the Blind.

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Alliant Quality

Alliant Quality

Alliant Quality is the Quality Innovation Network-Quality Improvement Organization (QIN-QIO) for Georgia and North Carolina. Alliant Health Solutions companies are making health care better in seven states.

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Mom's Meals

Mom’s Meals

Mom’s Meals is a leading national provider of refrigerated, home-delivered meals and nutrition services for individuals desiring convenience or independent living and for patients recuperating at home or managing a chronic disease.

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Georgia Council on Aging

Georgia Council On Aging

The Council’s Mission:
~ Advocate with and on behalf of aging Georgians and their families to improve their quality of life.
~ Educate, advise, inform and make recommendations concerning programs for the elderly in Georgia.
~ Serve in an advisory capacity on aging issues to the Governor, General Assembly, Department of Human Services and all other state agencies.

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Music & Memory

Music & Memory

MUSIC & MEMORY® is a non-profit organization that brings personalized music into the lives of the elderly or infirm through digital music technology, vastly improving quality of life.

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Music & Memory

Music & Memory

The American Therapeutic Recreation Association (ATRA) is the only national membership organization representing the interests and needs of therapeutic recreation specialists, also known as recreation therapists. Recreation therapists are healthcare providers who plan, direct, deliver, and evaluate recreation-based interventions for individuals with illnesses and/or disabling conditions. They provide research-informed interventions that are based on client assessments and targeted client outcomes.

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Bag Sponsor

Golden Gourmet

Golden Gourmet

To Golden Gourmet, it’s not just another case of product, another shipment, and another dollar. We understand that food is an opportunity for dignity, enhanced well-being, comfort, good health and overall happiness. Home Delivered Meal programs, Healthcare, Emergency Meals… We call our approach “Culinary Care.”

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