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  • September 23, 2014
    Home Instead Senior Care of Athens, along with the Institute of Gerontology at UGA, sponsored a workshop for caregivers on Tuesday, September 23, 2014. Dr. Toni Miles, Director of the Institute, joined Sarah Carson, Family Support Programs Manager of the Alzheimer's Association Georgia Chapter, to provide information and tools for everyday use by professional and family caregivers.
  • September 19, 2014
    Krystal Steinmetz at MSN partner site Money Talks News contributed the following post: Being a family caregiver can cost you big time: Nearly half of family caregivers spend more than $5,000 a year, plus caregiving affects their jobs and retirement plans. To read the article, click HERE.
  • September 15, 2014
    The Atlanta Area Coalition on Aging and Mental Health (AACAMH) in partnership with the Atlanta Regional Geriatrics Education Center (ARGEC) offered a one day workshop on Friday, September 12, 2014. The workshop focused on building workforce competency in the area of Addressing Grief and Loss in the Older Adult Population. Institute of Gerontology director Dr. Toni P. Miles and Dr. Daniel J....
  • September 5, 2014
    On Friday, September 5, The Institute of Gerontology hosted a conversation among faculty and students at the University of Georgia and faculty from the Universities of Deusto and Barcelona. Professors Maria-Jesus Monteagudo, Fernando Bayon, Jaime Cuenca from the Institute of Leisure Studies at Deusto University in Bilbao, and Professors Nuria Codina and Jose Vicente Pestana from the Department...
  • August 25, 2014
    Georgia Golden Olympics offers people over age 50 the opportunity to take their athletic passion or their pastime to another level: competition! You can help the Georgia Golden Olympics continue the tradition of providing hospitality, support, and friendship to senior athletes by signing up to volunteer at the event or by planning to attend and be part of the fun! More information about...
  • August 11, 2014
    The next meeting of the Elder Care Forum will take place on August 28, 2014 from 12-2 pm at Athens First Bank. The event is free of charge, but seating is limited. To reserve your seat, RSVP to ecseries1@gmail.com or call 706.296.4967. The topic of the upcoming meeting is Dealing with Dementia and will be presented by Tyler Jefcoat of Care to Continue and Pat Szucs of Arbor Terrace of...
  • August 1, 2014
    Beginning August 11, the Institute of Gerontology will relocate to the Health Sciences Campus, established on the site of the former Navy Supply Corps School (NSCS) on Prince Avenue. The Institute will be located in Hudson Hall, 102 Spear Road, 30602. 
  • 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 is expected to improve services, safety, treatment, housing, and public education for people with...
  • 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....
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