GGS successfully lobbied the Governor to organize the State Coordinating Council for Aging, the forerunner to the Division of Aging Services

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The Georgia Gerontology Society is dedicated to providing ongoing education to everyone in the field of aging. Through our annual conference, mid-year symposiums and other events, GGS hopes to increase the amount of education disseminated to those who are interested.

Education Committee News

The Education Committee is compiling a list of learning links. Check back here regularly for the latest available information.

Georgia Alzheimer's and Related Dementias State Plan
Stay in touch with news and information related to the Georgia Alzheimers and Related Dementias (GARD) State Plan.

Join the Georgia Dementia Network through LinkedIn. It is a communication forum developed by the GARD State Plan Council. Click here to learn more.

GARD State Plan
Click here to access the 2014 GARD Annual Report.


Outreach and Recruitment for People with Dementia and their Caregivers
Date / Time: March 12 (3:00-4:00 p.m.)
Host: National Alzheimer’s and Dementia Resource Center (formerly the ADSSP National Resource Center)
Description: The March 12th webinar will provide participants with information on outreach and recruitment with two hard-to-reach populations of people with dementia and their caregivers. Anne Wolf will speak about efforts in South Carolina to serve rural areas of the state by providing services for people with dementia and their caregivers. Jed Levine will speak about outreach and recruitment of people with dementia and their caregivers in the lesbian, gay, bi-sexual, and transgender (LGBT) communities.

“Movement and Memory: A Prescription for Your Brain’s Health”
Date / Time
: Saturday, March 14, 9:00 a.m.
Location: Ben Hill United Methodist Church (2099 Fairburn Rd, SW, Atlanta 30331)
Free; registration required; breakfast and lunch provided
Click here to register.

"Addressing Matters of the Mind for Memory, Nutrition & Behavior Management”
Date / Time
: Thursday, April 30, 8:30 a.m. – 3:00 p.m.
Location: 453 Freedom Parkway Day Chapel, Atlanta, Georgia 30307
Description: The forum is a strategic health initiative to help patients, families and health professionals connect with the clinical and research community to improve the lives of individuals affected by memory impairment through innovative research, education and compassionate care. Questions? Call Cornelya Dorbin at 404-712-1416. Visit

Staff Training In-Services and Tool Kit
Available here until March 15; provided by the National Council of Certified Dementia Practitioners & International Council of Certified Dementia Practitioners

HealthTecdl is a statewide distance learning program designed to support health professionals and strengthen services provided by nonprofit health organizations in Georgia. Established in 2007, HealthTecdl utilizes health information technology 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.

Professional Webinar Series

GGS has partnered with the Georgia Insistitue on Aging and LeadingAge Georgia to bring you webinars focusing on various aspects of aging.

Topic: Healthy Aging
Presenter: Carol Gardner, MD, Chief of Elder Care, Kaiser Permanente
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Topic: Long-Term Care Ombudsman Supporting the MFP Process
Presenters: Melanie McNeil, State Long-Term Care Ombudsman & Lin Chao, MFP Ombudsman Services Coordinator
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From March 22, 2013
GGS Spring Symposium: Aging with Pride: Exploring Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual and Transgender Issues (coming soon)

Powerpoint Presentations

From March 22, 2013
GGS Spring Symposium: Agng with Pride: Exploring Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual and Transgender Issues

Cultural Awareness LGBT Aging
by Doug Carl
GA Department of Human Services
Division of Aging Services
Domestic Violence in the LGBT Community
Presented by Tomieka R. Daniel
Supervising Attorney
Georgia Legal Services Program
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Health Concerns & Care of LGBT Elders
by Linda Ellis, MEd, MDiv, LPC
Executive Director
The Health Initiative
"Georgia's Voice for LGBTQ"
Spirituality and LGBT Senior
by Justin Tanis
Graduate Theological Union
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