Georgia agencies boost effects to fight elder abuse
Georgia state agencies have ramped up efforts to crack down on elder abuse, with law enforcement training and a tougher criminal code. Read the full article: Associated Press Read more
State slips to 41st in senior health rating
Georgia ranks 41st among states on older people’s health, down two spots from last year’s ranking, a new report says. The state improved on several measures despite the lower ranking, according to the fifth annual America’s Health Rankings Senior Report, produced by United Health Foundation. Georgia had a 12... Read more
Health officials probe death of Newnan nursing home patient after alleged attack
The state’s main health agency is investigating an injury suffered by a 98-year-old nursing home resident in Newnan, whose death led to criminal charges and the arrest of a nursing assistant. The Department of Community Health said this week that it has “an open investigation’’ of Edna Warren’s death.... Read more
Meals on Wheels: Volunteers deliver food as they fret about funding
This is the seventh in a series of articles reported in Northwest Georgia, an area rich in stories about unmet health needs and about people and programs making a difference. Georgia Health News and the health and medical journalism graduate program at UGA Grady College of Journalism and Mass Communication collaborated... Read more
‘Let’s put on a show!’  Theater, arts may improve brain function
Jody Grass Leonard, a registered nurse, has a passion about the stage, about acting. “I discovered being onstage is much harder than it seems from the audience’s viewpoint, but it’s also a very freeing feeling,” says Leonard, a longtime resident of Valdosta. That giant step out of Leonard’s comfort... Read more

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