Our blog will keep you up-to-date on important state government events and GCOA news.
The National Aging in Place Council will be holding its Annual Conference in Atlanta this year on December 2&3 at the Georgia Tech Research Institute. Atlanta has one of the strongest chapters of NAIPC in the country! Register today for this great conference.
Leading Age and Georgia Gerontology Society have teamed up to bring you this great event again. It will be held from 9am-3:30pm at the GTRI Conference Center at Georgia Tech. This year's event will include a "Shark Tank-like" event called "Pitch-for-Pilots!" You can find out more information and register by following this link.
Click on the image to get more information about Kinship Care in Georgia!
On Saturday, October 17, 2015, Amanda Carter, Forensics Specialist with the Special Investigations Unit for DAS, will be the Keynote speaker at "Still I Rise" hosted by Mending the Gap, Inc. The event will be held at the Southeastern Railway Museum in Duluth. Tickets can be purchased at this link.
Advocates from the Coalition of Advocates for Georgia's Elderly (CO-AGE) will meet in Macon to hear the proposed legislative and budget issues under consideration for the 2016 legislative session. Voting will begin immediately following the meeting for those in attendance and electronic ballots will be sent to the remainder of the members. The chosen issues will be revealed on July 31st in the August issue of Senior Issues Newsletter!
The open seat in House District 24 to replace Mark Hamilton is on the ballot in Forsyth County today as well as the seated vacated by Tyrone Brooks in House District 55 (Atlanta). Keep your eye on these elections.
Governor Deal has named Robyn Crittenden as the new head of the Department of Human Services. The appointment must be approved by the board by July 1, 2015. For more details read the following: http://www.georgiahealthnews.com/2015/06/chief-hands-full-human-services/