LeadingAge Georgia Newsletters

  • July 2019

    "Time is the most valuable thing a man can spend." – Theophrastus

    We need your help with a member survey that national sent out three weeks ago by mail to all nonprofit provider members across the nation.  Their response rate is a bit low so I am asking you to please check and see if someone in your organization filled it out.  If you find the survey has not been sent in and you need another survey form, please email [email protected].  Information gathered will be used to help tell our story for advocacy efforts and to develop programs and services for members.    The survey should take about 10 to 12 minutes. The deadline for completing the survey has been extended to August 2nd. Thank you to all members who have taken the time to fill out the survey!   If you would like more information about the survey visit:  Read More...

  • June 2019

    "It always seems impossible until it's done." Nelson Mandela 


    There's been a lot of buzz about the fingerprint background check program that is being rolled out by the Georgia Department of Community Health (DCH)and the Georgia Bureau of Investigation on October 1st.  Here's a synopsis of what you need to know: Fingerprint background checks will be required for owners, applicants for employment and direct access employees in adult day centers, assisted living communities, home health agencies, hospices, intermediate care facilities, nursing homes, personal care homes and private home care providers.  Read More...

  • May 2019

    "To be a person is to have a story to tell." Isak Dinesen (Karen Blixen), author of Out of Africa

    When Older Americans Month was established in 1963 there were only 17 million living Americans who had reached their 65th birthday and today there are over 46 million Americans over 65.  With older adults making up a larger percentage of the population it seems that living as an older adult should be becoming a norm yet ageism is still here.  Read More...

  • April 2019

    "Appreciation can change a day, even a life. Your willingness to put it into words is all that is necessary." Margaret Cousins 


    We had a successful legislative session that wrapped up the last week of April.  With ten minutes to go before the session ended at midnight on April 2nd, the medical marijuana access bill was passed.  This bill will allow older adults to access to the low THC oil, which will not get anyone high but will help with a number of conditions that come with age including pain, neuropathy, Parkinson's disease, sleep disorders as well as anxiety and agitation common among persons with Alzheimer's disease.     Read More...

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