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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-
Willie Perrin Sr.

...South Carolina; a board member of the Upper Savannah Council of Government; McCormick County Chamber of Commerce, Council on Aging, McCormick Housing Authority, and the Rotary Club. He is survived by his wife of 66 years of the home; son, Willie...

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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
Discounts kick in for last baby boomers turning 50

...rough shape. More than 23 million Americans over age 60 are financially ''insecure,'' according to the National Council on Aging, based in Washington. That's the term the private nonprofit uses to describe a single senior who makes $28...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/life/2014-06-21/discounts-kick-last-baby-boomers-tu
Georgia scores low in senior health

...swell over the next two decades, as in the rest of the country.Kathy Floyd, executive director of the Georgia Council on Aging, said Thursday that she was pleased that Georgia was not at the bottom of the rankings. "We still have a long way...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/news/government/2014-05-25/georgia-scores-low-senio
Legislators prepare for 'silver tsunami'

...issuing the licenses and inspecting the centers, according to Kathy Floyd, the executive director of the Georgia Council on Aging.The House also added $750,000 for the Meals on Wheels program.Those budget increases total $2 million, a...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/life/2014-03-02/legislators-prepare-silver-tsunami
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