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  • July 2, 2014
    News from the UGA Institute of Gerontology: We are pleased to announce that Governor Deal has signed the Georgia Alzheimer's and Related Dementias State Plan! On Tuesday, July 1, the Georgia Department of Human Services announced the release of the Georgia's first Dementia Plan. The plan that is expected to improve services, safety, treatment, housing, and public education for people...
  • June 19, 2014
    On Thurs. June 19, an audience of 30 persons were treated to a one act play 'Bertie's Last Stand' written by Muriel Pritchett in the Athens-Clarke County Public Library. The play was part of the Library's Community Snapshot program, called Caregiving: The Sweet Burden, that addresses some of the issues faced by those caring for loved ones, Many families across Georgia provide a home for...
  • June 16, 2014
    The UGA Institute of Gerontology hosted the Alzheimer's Disease Registry Stakeholder Conference on June 16 allowing members of the Athens-Clarke County and UGA community to discuss potential elements of and use for a state Alzheimer’s registry. In March, the Georgia General Assembly passed HB 966, creating the registry that will be housed within the Georgia Department of Public Health....
  • May 22, 2014
    Georgia ranks 40th among states on seniors’ health measures, according to the newly released America’s Health Rankings Senior Report, produced by the United Health Foundation. Dr. Anne Glass, associate director of the Institute of Gerontology, commented on the report in a recent piece by the Georgia Health News. The report on senior health examines publicly available health data and...
  • May 9, 2014
    Lindsey Megow is the first to graduate from the Master of Public Health program with a concentration in gerontology. Megow reports that she was drawn to the idea of increasing quality of life until the end of life. She has been accepted to medical school and plans to pursue a career in geriatrics and palliative care. The Institute congratulates Lindsey along with all of its May 2014...
  • April 30, 2014
    Dr. Anne P. Glass and MPH student Lindsey Megow were both inducted into the Beta Chi chapter of the Delta Omega National Honorary Society in Public Health during an April ceremony hosted by the UGA College of Public Health. Delta Omega was founded in 1924 at the Johns Hopkins University School of Hygiene and Public Health, which is now known as the Bloomberg School of Public Health. The...
  • March 21, 2014
    Dr. Toni Miles, director of the Institute of Gerontology, was one of seven health care experts invited to offer their thoughts on "The Health Care Law’s Checkup" in The New York Times' Opinion Pages feature, Room for Debate.   Four years ago, President Obama signed the Affordable Care Act into law. Is the law working? What needs to be fixed? And what is beyond repair? "To understand...
  • February 24, 2014
    The Red & Black spoke with Dr. Anne Glass, associate director of the Institute of Gerontology, and Melissa Armstrong, and intern at the Institute about their involvement with the recent symposium, "Contemplating Aging," coorganized with the Athens Institute for Contemporary Arts, Inc. (ATHICA).   “What I’ve found from the research I do is that we don’t talk about aging,” said Dr. Anne...
  • February 13, 2014
    The University of Georgia Institute of Gerontology and the Athens Institute for Contemporary Art, Inc. (ATHICA) brings together art and community for a symposium focused on “Contemplating Aging.” The event will be held on Sun. Feb. 23 from 2:30-5:00 p.m. at ATHICA, 160 Tracy St., Unit 4. “We are very much an anti-aging society. We really don’t talk about aging and my research has...
  • February 10, 2014
    Dr. Toni Miles, director of the UGA Institute of Gerontology, recently made an appearance on the radio program, Another View the Radio Show.  Another View is an award winning, call-in radio talk show airing Fridays at noon on NPR-affiliate 89.5 WHRV FM in Norfolk, Va.  Details about the episode are below: ‘AV on Health: Alzheimer’s Disease’ Listen to this discussion of Alzheimer’s...
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