Athens Community Council on Aging (ACCA) is excited to announce that James Bulot, Director of the Georgia Department of Human Services, Division of Aging Services has invited ACCA’s Chief Operating Officer, Eve Anthony be an adviser for the newly organized Georgia Alzheimer’s and Related Dementias Task Force. The task force, authorized during the 2013 Legislative Session, will develop a comprehensive state plan that describes what Georgia is doing well, where service gaps exist, and what Georgia must do to better serve people with dementia and their caregivers. “I am excited and honored about the opportunity to collaborate with leaders in our state and to share my experience working with people suffering with Alzheimer’s disease, the needs of their caregivers, and within Adult Day Health facilities. It will be an exciting and meaningful experience to be a part of developing a statewide plan of action,” said Anthony.
Anthony will assist the six-person task force in developing recommendations for making Georgia a more dementia-capable state. There will be seven committees focusing on policy, healthcare, research and data collection, workforce development, service delivery, outreach and partnerships, and public safety. Each adviser will be assigned to a specific area of research. “We are extremely fortunate to have Eve on our staff at ACCA. She is dedicated to the clients that we serve day-to-day and truly understands the needs of the aging population as well as the needs of caregivers. She will be a wonderful adviser to this task force. Eve has many years of first-hand experience working with clients and caregivers and advocating on their behalf that she can bring to the table,” stated Jennie Deese, Chief Executive Officer of ACCA.