Direct Care Workforce Solutions Forum

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Direct Care Workforce Solutions Forum
July 22nd– 9:30 -11:30 AM
Ritz-Carlton Reynolds, Lake Oconee (prior to Georgia Gerontology Society Conference Opening Session)

There is a crisis facing the direct care workforce. These critical jobs are the frontline in caring for older Georgians. As more and more Americans age, the need for qualified caregivers continues to grow.

Join funders, legislators, providers, and job trainers for this solutions-oriented forum to position Georgia to become a leader by strengthening the direct care workforce pipeline.

You are invited to join the conversation as providers in home and community-based agencies, nursing home and personal care homes administration, staff, students, GGS members, and others interested in learning more about strategies to strengthen the pipeline of qualified workers in long-term care.

Speakers include leaders from state and local government, funders, and local companies.

  • State Representative Jesse Petrea
  • Kathryn Hornsby, Technical College System of Georgia
  • Catherine Ivy, Georgia Department of Community Health
  • Dr. Jennifer Craft Morgan, Gerontology Institute at Georgia State University
  • John Helton, Atlanta CareerRise
  • Pam Clayton, Georgia Health Care Association
  • Mary Helton, A.G. Rhodes Health & Rehab
  • Sue Burgess, Atlanta Regional Commission Area Agency on Aging

Hosted by Thanks Mom & Dad Fund, in partnership with Georgia Gerontology Society, AARP-Georgia, Alzheimer’s Association-Georgia Chapter, Atlanta Regional Commission AAA, Georgia Council on Aging, Georgia Health Care Association, Gerontology Institute at Georgia State University, and LeadingAge Georgia

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Learn more about the Georgia Gerontology Society Annual Conference

See the full conference program.

The 64th Annual GGS Conference will be held at the beautiful Ritz-Carlton Reynolds at Lake Oconee. Along 30 acres of Lake Oconee shoreline, city-dwellers trade traffic for nature’s tranquility. At this luxury resort in Georgia, guests make themselves at home in lakeside rooms and suites, dine beneath a star-filled sky and unplug with Southern-inspired spa therapies or a day of fishing. Here, moments are enjoyed and memories made.


Past Workforce Forums

The first workforce forum was held in 2016. Learn more about the 2016 Forum

In 2018, Thanks Mom & Dad Fund hosted the second forum “Re-Imagining the Workforce”