• 2019 Senior Report Senior Report: Older Americans have more options for home care, but still struggling.

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  • 38th Annual GAPNA Conference

    October 3-5, 2019 at the Paris Hotel, Las Vegas, NV.

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  • AwardCall for Excellence Award Nominations

    The awards are: Emerging Chapter Award, Established Chapter Excellence Award, Special Interest Group Excellence Award, Excellence in Clinical Practice Award, Excellence in Community Service Award, Excellence in Education Award, Excellence in Leadership Award, and Excellence in Research Award.

    The nominations are tallied in July and the winners are announced every year during the Awards Celebration at the GAPNA Annual Conference.

    Now is the time to nominate a colleague or yourself - DEADLINE is June 1, 2019.

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  • Meet the Candidates for the 2019-2020 BOD!
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    Please take a moment to read about this year’s candidates and why they feel they should be chosen for the position noted.



8th Annual Conference Highlights

by Brette Winston

Georgia Chapter enjoyed its 8th Annual Conference with the Atlanta Regional Geriatric Education Center on February 25, 2017!

The conference was held at the historic Academy of Medicine at Georgia Tech in downtown Atlanta. Attendees heard from keynote speaker Dr. Jeff Schlaudecker, the Geriatric Medicine Fellowship Program Director and Medical Director of The Christ Hospital Acute Care for Elderly (ACE) Unit.

Dr. Schlaudecker was enlightening and challenged providers to think outside the box when caring for older adult patients with unique needs. (Just ask any Georgia member about the Walk of Honor or Thunder from Down Under!)

Another popular speaker was Al Blackwelder, CEO of AG Rhodes Health & Rehab, a nonprofit organization comprised of three skilled nursing facilities in the greater Atlanta area. Mr. Blackwelder presented a concept of making skilled nursing truly a home environment which includes staff training in the Eden Alternative.

To close, there was a humorous yet important session from Emory University Professor Sally Lehr on sexuality in aging. Many giveaways were raffled and we awarded our 2nd Penny Maynard Memorial Scholarship to student Sade Simmons for $1,000.

We are grateful to receive generous support from our clinical partners and sponsors and we are already excited about next year's conference!

GAPNA also had the wonderful opportunity to partner with United Advanced Practice Registered Nurses of Georgia chapters for an inaugural nurse mixer on March 25, and an APRN Transition Day on April 1 at Georgia State University.

The mixer was attended by RNs, NPs, students, several organizations, and our nurse lobbyist. Through partnerships with nursing organizations in the state, we are working to build a grassroots movement to engage members in legislation and advocacy for the profession.

We are very excited to be part of the change we know is coming soon!

Brette Winston, AGPCNP-BC
Chapter President