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2014 GGS Annual Conference: Aged to Perfection

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2016 Conference Recap

2015 Conference Recap

2014 Conference Recap

2013 Conference Recap



 

 

 

 

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Pictures Click here to see great pictures from our 7/30 Awards Brunch!
Power Point Presentations

Spirituality and the Death Cafe Movement
Mark LaRocca-Pitts

Emergency Preparedness for the Elderly...is Easy with Support
Laura George

The Simmering Crisis in Geriatric Mental Health Care in Georgia by William M. McDonald, MD, JB Fuqua Chair and Professor of Psychiatry Emory University

IMPROVING OLDER ADULTS’ WITH MENTAL HEALTH CHALLENGES ACCESS TO HOME AND COMMUNITY BASED SERVICES: COLLABORATION BETWEEN GEORGIA’S PUBLIC MENTAL HEALTH SYSTEM AND AGING SERVICES
Eve Heemann Byrd, MSN, MPH, FNP-BC, Psych CNS, Fuqua Center for Late-Life Depression Emory University

Georgia’s Recovery Definition —2013, Developed by the Georgia Recovery Initiative

ALLISON TRAMMELL, LCSW CHIEF OF QUALITY MANAGEMENT BEHAVIORAL HEALTH LINK

Kathleen Varda, MSW, Director of Strategy & Business Development, Highland Rivers Health

Cultural Ambassador Program – Reaching the Korean Community by MaryLou Vergara, Atlanta Regional Commission and Hye Young Kim, Center for Pan Asian Community Services

Protecting Older Adults From Financial Exploitation by E.Sharee Rines, Adult Protective Services, Trainer/Policy WriterGeorgia Division of Aging Services; Suzette Binford, Programs Director, Atlanta Region, Alzheimer’s Association, GA Chapter

4 Documents you MUST have to Protect the Ones you Love by Cindy Nelson

GEORGIA’S STATUTORY FINANCIAL POWER OF ATTORNEY

GEORGIA ADVANCE DIRECTIVE FOR HEALTH CARE

Aging to Perfection with Assistive Technology by Christine Sweeney

Dual-Action Scrub Sponges: How Ombudsman Program Collaborates with the ADRC in Nursing Home Transition by Lin Chao, Ombudsman Services Coordinator; Melanie McNeil, Esq., State Ombudsman; Amy Riedesel, ADRC Program Manager


DATE:
July 28-30, 2014
LOCATION: Chateau Elan , Braselton, GA. Visit the property online.
KEYNOTES


 

Enjoy a Special Age of Champions Screening and Q&A with director, Keith Ochwat, during our opening keynote on Monday, July 28th. The film recently broadcast nationwide on PBS and has appeared on NPR, CNN's Sanjay Gupta MD, Fox News, and Headline News.

Learn more about Age of Champions.

 

 

 

Dr. William McDonald, Chair of Emory University's Fuqua Center for Late Life Depression will engage conference attendees during our Tuesday, July 29th luncheon.

Throughout his career, Dr. McDonald has concentrated research efforts on understanding the neuroanatomy and clinical features of mood disorders such as mania and depression, particularly when these disorders occur late in life. His research has been supported by funding from the National Institute of Mental Health, the National Institute of Neurological Disease and Stroke, the Fuqua Foundation, National Association for Research in Schizophrenia and Depression and a number of private funding agencies.

PRE CONFERENCE INTENSIVE

Join Doug Carl, with the Georgia Division of Aging, for:

Improving the Quality of Services and Supports Offered to LGBT Older Adults by Aging Providers

Level I Workshop

The overall goal of this workshop is to support participants in learning which individual and organizational practices need to be changed or emphasized in order to improve and expand the continuum of care to older adults who are LGBT (lesbian, gay, bisexual, and/or transgender) so that they may be better served.

Workshop Objectives:
• Learning about the culture, needs, and concerns of LGBT older adults.
• Considering why LGBT older adults are least likely to access health and social services.
• Identifying best practices for helping LGBT older adults to feel more included in aging network organizations.
• Providing tools and education to better serve the LGBT older adults who currently access your services or are in need of your services.

 

 

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