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October 2019

Oct 15, 2019
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Atlanta Region’s Plan Pop-Up Open House

Conyers Rockdale Arts Council

Conyers Open House: Learn about and share your thoughts on the latest update to the Atlanta Region’s Plan.

Oct 17, 2019
4:00 pm

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7:00 pm

Supported Decision-Making

Courtyard Marriott Emory/Decatur

Learn about supported decision-making, a process for a person with a disability selecting a person or people to help understand, make, and communicate their decisions.

Oct 17, 2019
5:00 pm

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Atlanta Region’s Plan Pop-Up Open House

West Whitehall

Atlanta Open House: Learn about and share your thoughts on the latest update to the Atlanta Region’s Plan.

Oct 24, 2019
5:00 pm

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8:00 pm

Atlanta Region’s Plan Pop-Up Open House

Strand Theatre

Marietta Open House: Learn about and share your thoughts on the latest update to the Atlanta Region’s Plan.

November 2019

Nov 2, 2019
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4:00 pm

Atlanta Region’s Plan Pop-Up Open House

Sugar Hill E Center

Sugar Hill Open House: Learn about and share your thoughts on the latest update to the Atlanta Region’s Plan.

Nov 13, 2019
11:00 am

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1:00 pm

RSVP Open House

ARC, Allatoona Room

Retired Senior Volunteer (RSVP) program educates and trains adults to share knowledge and resources related to Aging.

Nov 30, 2019
11:00 am

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2:00 pm

Caregiver Day Out Thanksgiving Experience

The Brainery

Calling all family Caregiver! Celebrate National Family Caregiver Month by taking a moment for YOU! Pull back from your everyday responsibilities and connect with others who walk in your shoes. Season of HOPE and the Black Healers Collective present Caregiver Day Out Thanksgiving Experience, celebrating and giving thanks to the family caregivers doing marvelous works in their families. This free event includes a catered brunch, massages, art therapy, mindfulness exercises and self-care goodies!

December 2019

Dec 10, 2019
8:30 am

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12:00 pm

In Plain Sight: Elder Protection (Empowerline Forum Series)

Heffner Hall, Saint Andrews Presbyterian Church

In this half-day forum, participants will learn how to spot and prevent elder abuse, neglect, and financial exploitation.

January 2020

Jan 31
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Feb 1

Think BIG 2020: A Forward Vision for Unmasking Brain Injury Care

Shepherd Center, Callaway Auditorium

Think BIG is a conference for healthcare professionals. It is presented by Shepherd Center and the Brain Injury Association of Georgia (BIAG). This conference will provide clinical tools that rehabilitation professionals can use to improve their care of individuals with brain injury – from acute care through the transition back to the community. The day will conclude with a panel of providers discussing long-term care topics, such as family/caregiver considerations and how to plan for long-term special needs and financial…

February 2020

Feb 4
1:00 pm

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2:00 pm

Atlanta Area Plan on Aging Public Hearing

Atlanta Regional Commission

As the Area Agency on Aging (AAA) for the 10 county Atlanta region, the Atlanta Regional Commission (ARC) administers comprehensive aging and disability services that enable people to live in their homes and communities. The ARC AAA is adopting a new area plan for July 2020 through June 2024 to address the needs of the region's older persons, individuals with disabilities, and caregivers. Attend a public hearing on February 4, 2020, from 1:00 - 2:00 pm at the Atlanta Regional Commission,…

Feb 12
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RSVP Open House

Atlanta Regional Commission

The Atlanta Regional Commission (ARC) Area Agency on Aging’s Retired Senior Volunteer (RSVP) program trains adults ages 55+ to present information on important topics that provide their peers with knowledge and resources to make informed decisions and choices. You do not have to be 55 to serve with us, but older adults are the focus of the work that we do. Our volunteers are educators or advocates – we seek people of passion, purpose, and energy to aid in our…

Feb 20
10:00 am

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MARTA Pop-Up

Lou Walker Senior Center

Visit this MARTA Pop-Up location to purchase reduced fare cards and Breeze cards and tickets. Eligible riders can also complete and submit applications for MARTA Mobility services. The following services will be available: Reduced Fare Cards (for eligible persons age 65+, people with disabilities, and Medicare cardholders)*, Breeze Cards, Breeze Tickets, Mobility Applications, and Scheduling and Route Information MARTA pop-up locations offer a more convenient option for bus-only riders, older persons, and commuters with disabilities who prefer not to wait…

Feb 22
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In Our Right Mind Film Screening & Panel Discussion

Cascade United Methodist Church

The Emory Goizueta Alzheimer's Disease Research Center and Cascade UMC hosts a special screening event of the documentary, In Our Right Mind: Alzheimer's and Other Dementias' Impact in Communities of Color. It's written, produced and directed by journalist and lawyer, Renee Chenault Fattah. The film portrays stories about caregivers, people living with the disease, researchers and how it impacts communities of color along with what we can do to reduce the risk and how early diagnosis is the key.  …

March 2020

Mar 2
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2020 Barbara Pittard Payne Lectureship

Centennial Hall at Georgia State University

The 2020 Barbara Pittard Payne Lectureship in Gerontology is free and open to the public. This event was established in honor of Dr. Barbara Payne-Stancil, founder and Director Emeriti of the Gerontology Institute at Georgia State University. The lectureship is pleased to announce Dr. Marie Bernard as this year's Distinguished Lecturer. Marie. A. Bernard, M.D., is the Deputy Director of the National Institute on Aging (NIA) at the National Institutes of Health (NIH), of the Department of Health and Human…

Mar 7
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Aging in Place Workshop

St. Andrews Church

Join us this upcoming Saturday for the Aging in Place Workshop at St. Andrews Church in Tucker, GA. The workshop will offer tips on several topics like aging in place after retirement, assisting a family member with a disability, or even if you're considering downsizing. There will also be a panel discussing services offered by FODAC and Habitat for Humanity. Snacks and light breakfast will be available. All are welcome to attend. For more information, contact loisricci@bellsouth.net.

Mar 11
11:00 am

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RSVP Open House

Atlanta Regional Commission

The Atlanta Regional Commission (ARC) Area Agency on Aging’s Retired Senior Volunteer (RSVP) program trains adults ages 55+ to present information on important topics that provide their peers with knowledge and resources to make informed decisions and choices. You do not have to be 55 to serve with us, but older adults are the focus of the work that we do. Our volunteers are educators or advocates – we seek people of passion, purpose, and energy to aid in our…

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Mar 27

CANCELED: 2020 Aging in America Conference

Hyatt Regency Atlanta

The theme for the 2020 conference is Aging 2020: Examining the Needs of Today’s Diverse Older Adults. We will focus on issues impacting our increasingly diverse and multicultural older adult population. We will examine current policies and explore challenges for the future. Nearly 3,000 attendees from across the nation and abroad attend the annual American Society on Aging (ASA) Aging in America Conference to learn, network, and participate in the largest multidisciplinary conference covering issues of aging and quality of…

April 2020

Apr 8
11:00 am

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RSVP Open House

Atlanta Regional Commission

The Atlanta Regional Commission (ARC) Area Agency on Aging’s Retired Senior Volunteer (RSVP) program trains adults ages 55+ to present information on important topics that provide their peers with knowledge and resources to make informed decisions and choices. You do not have to be 55 to serve with us, but older adults are the focus of the work that we do. Our volunteers are educators or advocates – we seek people of passion, purpose, and energy to aid in our…

Apr 16
2:30 pm

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6:30 pm

MARTA Pop-Up

Jim Huie Recreation Center

Visit this MARTA Pop-Up location to purchase reduced fare cards and Breeze cards and tickets. Eligible riders can also complete and submit applications for MARTA Mobility services. The following services will be available: Reduced Fare Cards (for eligible persons age 65+, people with disabilities, and Medicare cardholders)*, Breeze Cards, Breeze Tickets, Mobility Applications, and Scheduling and Route Information MARTA pop-up locations offer a more convenient option for bus-only riders, older persons, and commuters with disabilities who prefer not to wait…

May 2020

May 21
6:20 pm

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7:20 pm

Tele-Town Hall: COVID-19 Financial Scams and Beyond

The U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission, the U.S. Attorney's Office for the Northern District of Georgia, the Office of the Georgia Secretary of State, and AARP Georgia are partnering together to host a tele-town hall on May 21, 2020. Learn about tips on how to identify and avoid COVID-19 related scams. You will get the opportunity to connect with the speakers who will provide guidance on fraud prevention. Register free here.

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If you are looking to connect with resources and services for older persons and individuals and disabilities in metro Atlanta, please contact us at empowerline.org or 404-463-3333.