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Families face tough decisions as cost of elder care soars

...first year, most people are tapped out," said Joe Caldwell, the director of long-term services at the Na tional Council on Aging. "Middle-class families just aren't prepared for these costs."Many who can afford it buy insurance to help...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/life/people/2015-07-26/families-face-tough-decision
Longtime Columbia County teacher Bessie Mae Thomas dies at 102

...involved with older residents in Columbia County. After several years, she became the coordinator for the county's Council on Aging, where she campaigned for activities and facilities for seniors. She retired after 15 years and was honored when...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/news/metro/2015-06-12/longtime-columbia-county-teac
Governor Nathan Deal names Robyn Crittenden to head the Department of Human Services

...Commissioner Horton for his leadership as he continues to serve our state."Kathy Floyd, executive director of the Georgia Council on Aging, said Monday, "I wish Commissioner Horton well in his future endeavors and look forward to working with the new...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/latest-news/2015-06-09/governor-names-human-service
WWII-era pillow sham sent by soldier's mother returns home after 73 years

...Lamoureux turned to his parents, Donald and Diane Lamoureux, and friends in Millville, including Carroll and Council on Aging member Ellen Ethier Bowen, who both remembered the O'Gara family. But Carroll, who has an almost encyclopedic...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/life/2015-05-17/wwii-era-pillow-sham-sent-soldiers-
Ga. elderly may get own agency

...Vicki Johnson, legislative chair for the Georgia Council on Aging, told the House panel. "We think the needs of seniors...different from the needs of children."The Georgia Council on Aging said creating a new agency would make the contracting...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/news/government/2015-02-03/ga-elderly-may-get-own-a
Bill would tighten Ga. elder abuse law

...also growing. Roughly 12 percent of Georgians are 65 or older, said Kathy Floyd, executive director of the Georgia Council on Aging.She told GHN that there has been a rise in elder abuse in Georgia, coupled with more public awareness of these situations...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/news/government/2015-01-19/bill-would-tighten-ga-el
Business, consumer advocates push legislative issues

...Those that prey on seniors in Georgia should beware!" warned Kathy Floyd, executive director of the Georgia Council on Aging.Georgia Watch and other consumer advocates have at the top of their wish list legislative approval to expand Medicaid...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/news/business/local-business/2015-01-17/business-co
Edith Wright

...Sunday school class, a member of Tubman Alumni, Federation of the Blind, a previous volunteer with CSRA Senior Council on Aging, and a grandparent at Belvedere Elementary School. Survivors include two daughters, Angela Mitchell and her husband...

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Edith Wright

...Sunday school class, a member of Tubman Alumni, Federation of the Blind, a previous volunteer with CSRA Senior Council on Aging, and a grandparent at Belvedere Elementary School. Survivors include two daughters, Angela Mitchell and her husband...

http://www.legacy.com/Link.asp?I=LS000172009559
Gladys Dise

...Mrs. Dise was a former realtor and a member of the Order of the Eastern Star. She was a Director at the Florida Council on Aging. She was a lifelong and avid reader and she enjoyed baking for her family. Mrs. Dise was a devoted and loving mother...

http://www.legacy.com/Link.asp?I=LS000172507972