GGS Webinar Series

Providing education and training is a core focus of the Georgia Gerontology Society. Our Webinar Series is free to GGS members. There is a fee of $10 per webinar for non-members. New Webinars are being added so check back. Have a webinar idea? Email

Mental Health First Aid: A Program Overview
Tuesday, August 7, 2018
11:30 AM – 12:30 PM
The cost of behavioral health related conditions now exceed $200 billion in this country. These conditions are our nation’s most expensive to treat surpassing both cardiac and cancer related diseases. Yet there remains quite a cloud of mystery surrounding mental illnesses and addictive diseases due to the negative stigma associated with these complex health issues. Mental Health First Aid is a training program that equips people with the skills to identify the signs and symptoms of an individual who may be in emotional distress and how to directly assist and then facilitate a referral for care.

Mental Health First Aid Flyer

Everyone with Diabetes Counts
Tuesday, October 9, 2018
11:30 AM – 12:30 PM
Jeana Partington, Diabetes Task Manager for Alliant Quality, will share information about their free diabetes program – Everyone with Diabetes Counts. This program, funded by the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services, targets Medicare beneficiaries with diabetes who are most in need by offering free diabetes-self management workshops in the community. Join this webinar to learn how you can help bring this service to the seniors in your community for better health.

Everyone with Diabetes Counts Flyer

Service Learning in Non-Profit Agencies: Developing Professionals You Want to Work With
Tuesday, December 11, 2018
11:30 AM – 12:30 PM

This webinar will provide information on why using interns in your agency is a good idea. Christine Bittle was an intern for 650 hours at Legacy Link, and Lisa Howard has managed the intern program at Legacy Link since 2012. Learn how to best use the skills and ideas service learning students bring to your agency. Leave knowing where to look for interns and what goals and skills benefit both the intern and the organization.

Service Learning Webinar Flyer

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