Events

Caregivers of Aging Relatives Support Group

 (repeating event)
DATE: Every Wednesday from 7 p.m. – 8:30 p.m.
LOCATION: 
The Link Counseling Center Library, 348 Mt. Vernon Highway, NE 
Atlanta, GA 30328
DESCRIPTION:
This FREE support group will help address the emotional and psychological aspects of caring for an aging loved one in a safe and supportive environment.
If you have any questions, please contact Leslie at 404-256-9797 

Georgia Gerontology Society Lunch & Learn Series
Evidence-Based Programming for Older Adults to Prevent and Manage Falls

DATE: May 9, 2017 - 11:30am to 12:30pm
LOCATION:  Webinar - Online

DESCRIPTION:

With one in four older adults falling each year in the United States, fall-related injury and death are growing health concerns. Evidence-based fall prevention programs are effective at decreasing falls and fall-related injuries among older adults. However, several questions remain about how to embed multiple interventions in communities and bring these programs to scale for the greatest impact. Dr. Matthew Lee Smith of the University Of Georgia Institute Of Gerontology, will highlight five evidence-based fall prevention programs. Strategies will be given to develop and embed multi-factorial approaches to initiate fall prevention systems change in Georgia.

Evidence-based programs to be discussed in the presentation include:

  • A Matter of Balance
  • Tai Chi: Moving for Better Balance
  • Stepping On
  • Otago Exercise Program
  • Stopping Elderly Accidents, Deaths, and Injuries (STEADI) tool kit

Registration is required. Visit www.georgiagerontologysociety.org/events for registration information.


Georgia Gerontology Society Lunch & Learn Series
Why Loneliness Is A Growing Public Health Issue And What We Can Do About It

DATE: June 13, 2017 - 11:30am to 12:30pm
LOCATION:  Webinar - Online

DESCRIPTION:

No one wants to be lonely. But, can loneliness actually impact health, well-being, and even mortality? Is it something we should be worried about at a societal level? While we talk a lot about smoking, exercise and obesity as risk factors for morbidity, health care utilization and mortality, our society doesn’t recognize the risk that loneliness can pose. And yet loneliness has been connected to a number of negative health outcomes, disability, and even death. This session will highlight research by Dr. Emerson, of the University Of Georgia Institute Of Gerontology. Dr. Emerson who will explore the impact of chronic loneliness and also discuss prevention strategies at the community and national level. Prevention program examples will include community efforts in the United States, as well as models from other countries.

Registration is required. Visit www.georgiagerontologysociety.org/events for registration information.



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