Thanks News & Notes

Professionals share aging network workforce solutions  

Late in March providers and professionals in Georgia's aging network spent a day identifying solutions and new best practices for building, and sustaining, a robust workforce for the aging network. With almost 100 people in the room, administrators, educators, millennials, and more seasoned workers, shared ideas, successes, and smart failures, for attracting the best and brightest to pursue careers in aging network. 

In addition to panel presentations, table top break-out sessions focused on education, policy, nursing, direct care, and home care. Speaker presentations are available here.

The convening partners for the event, the Atlanta Regional Commission, Georgia Gerontology Society, LeadingAge Georgia, Thanks Mom & Dad Fund®, and Work Source Georgia, are already discussing topics for another event next year. 
Save the Date-November 8th!

Save the Date for the
Thanks Mom & Dad Fund®
15th Anniversary 

Thanks A Million Gala!

Thursday evening, November 8, 2018
Marriott Marquis

Recent grant sites crisscross Georgia
As a result of a partnership with the Georgia Department of Human Services, and our generous donors and sponsors, Thanks Mom & Dad Fund® issued 61 grants in the most recent 2017-18 funding cycle. The service categories range from therapeutic art classes to home health and safety equipment. The grantees crisscross the state from corner to corner. This map identifies where grant recipients are serving seniors, and how the service categories are distributed. 
Honor or remember your mother or a senior in May!
Thanks Mom & Dad Fund® can help!
Stumped on what to give your mom or grandmother on May 13th for Mother's Day? Would you like to honor a senior who made a difference in your life, or the lives of your grandchildren or children during Older Americans Month in May? Honor or remember your mother, or another special senior, with your donation to the Thanks Mom & Dad Fund®.   

Your honoree will receive a letter about your thoughtful donation regardless of the size of your gift. For donations greater than $75, they can also receive a certificate that announces your gift.  Deadline for Mother's Days certificates is April 30 th . Do it online - quick and easy! Questions? Call 478.232.8010.