Thanks News & Notes


Evolving Workforce Event, March 28

Join aging network leaders at this dynamic workforce forum to identify solutions for building a robust, sustainable workforce that attracts the best and brightest professionals and paraprofessionals to serve the growing aging population.  

Thanks Mom & Dad Fund® awards more than 60 grants during reception and workshop!
With Atlanta's skyline as a backdrop, Thanks Mom & Dad Fund® Trustees recognized more than 60 programs serving Georgia's seniors with grant awards on February 14. The grantees are providing a diverse range of services to seniors which include h ome-delivered meals, music therapy, outdoor exercise programs, and transportation.

The 2017-18 Thanks Mom & Dad Fund®  grantees are Alchemy Sky Foundation (Atlanta), Atlanta Community Food Bank (Atlanta), Friends of Disabled Adults and Children (Georgia), I-Care (Decatur), and Georgia Radio Reading Services (Georgia).

An exciting new partnership with the Georgia Department of Human Services made it possible to award an additional 56 grants to promote program innovation and improvements at local senior centers throughout Georgia.

The afternoon event, held at the offices of Nelson Mullins Riley & Scarborough, began with a session on writing grant applications led by Lauren Jeong and Maria Najilis  from the Community Foundation for Greater Atlanta followed by the guests' favorite speed networking exercise with everyone making connections, sharing stories, and exchanging business cards. 

"The Thanks Mom & Dad Fund® is pleased to make grants addressing significant unmet needs which make a tremendous difference in the lives of older adults and caregivers," said Maureen Kelly, President of the Fund®. "We remain committed to identifying and filling service gaps across the state."

Thanks Mom & Dad Fund® grant recipient announces music therapy program
Thanks Mom & Dad Fund® is pleased to announce that  2017-18 grant recipient Alchemy Sky Foundation is offering a  therapeutic choral program to help older adults living with Parkinson's disease. This new program is a partnership between Alchemy Sky Foundation and The George Center. Find out more and register here.
Trying to think of the perfect Mother's Day gift? Do something special this Mother's Day!
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Does your Mom and Grandmother have everything?  Did you know you can honor or remember them this Mother's day with your donation to the Thanks Mom & Dad Fund®?   

Your Mom will receive a letter about your thoughtful donation regardless of the size of your gift. For donations greater than $75, Mom can also receive a certificate that announces your gift.  Deadline for certificate is April 20 th . Do it online - quick and easy! Questions? Call 478.232.8010.
Spring forward this weekend!

Don't forget that in the wee hours of Sunday morning we return to Daylight Savings Time! Set your clock ahead one hour when Saturday night so you can start the day on time!