Sunday, December 8, 2013

Community Outreach to the Aging Population?

In addition to many clergy and missionaries joining us for the training we're honored to have a number of local experts.  Some of these folk are well known in Augusta and to our congregation including Lauren Spivey, Thurman Norville, Jason Moore, Sarah McDonald, and Natalie Paine.  This isn't the whole list as most sessions will feature a panel of experts who I've given the challenge of telling us the reality they encounter every day.  They'll cover a range of topics including poverty, housing, education, crime and law, families, and the aging population.     
Joining Lauren Spivey for the discussion on the tsunami of silver, or is that gray, haired folk will be Kathy Tuckey.  Kathy serves as the Program & Services Director for the Alzheimer’s Association, Georgia Chapter, Augusta Region.  As Program Director she is responsible for all advocacy, helpline and education programs for both professional and family caregivers in a seventeen county region.  She is a speaker on a variety of Alzheimer’s and related dementia topics.  She earned her BA and MA from Montclair State University (formerly College) in New Jersey.  Previous positions have included Executive Director of an assisted living community in Evans, Georgia and Director of Resident Relations of an assisted living community in Newport News, Virginia.  Kathy was recognized as the 2013 Columbia County Chamber Business Woman of the Year.  Her volunteer and civic activities include: Assistant Governor Rotary District 6920, 2012-15; Rotary District 6920 Chair, Coins for Alzheimer’s Research Trust, Leadership Augusta Executive Forum Alumni Class of 2002.  Kathy and her husband Thom reside in Martinez. 

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