Thursday, August 23, 2007

CEUs on Friday 9/21, 9AM-1:30PM, lunch included

Join us for two presentations for
continuing education


Friday, September 21, 2007
From 9:00 until 1:30

River Edge Behavioral Health Center
175 Emery Highway
Macon (751-4519)

“Financial Planning for Retirement"
with Ann Maley, a local financial planner


"Palliative Care"
to include case presentations and ethical dilemnas in palliatiave care
Lunch provided by Coliseum Psychiatric Center
Drinks & Snacks provided by River Edge

Please RSVP no later than Monday, September 17, to

Wednesday, August 15, 2007

RSVP for NASW Lunch and Learn 8/17, 12noon


Please join us at Coliseum Psychiatric Center from 12-1pm on Friday, August 17 for lunch and a CE presentation by Sue Fort, the Executive Director of NASW's Georgia Chapter and Betty Ryan, the Member Services Coordinator. They will update us on Chapter initiatives, Legislative issues and National agendas.

To confirm attendance, please call Jan Yates at 478-994-0110 and leave a message or email by 12noon on the Thursday before the event.

Jan N. Yates LCSW
Education Coordinator

Gaye Ethridge LCSW
Central Unit Chair

Thursday, August 09, 2007

Caregiving Event, opportunity to have booths for your service, October 30

Houston Healthcare along with several other agencies is hosting a workshop to support and provide education for persons caring for others with disabilities. The workshop targets caregivers and is called The Amazing Pace.

The workshop will be on October 30 at the Trinity United Methodist Church in Warner Robins.

Part of the agenda will include a panel of professionals who will discuss their agency information and then answer questions.

The panel is going to include:
Julie Hall- Middle Georgia Regional Development Center
Area Agency on Aging-Georgia Cares Program- discuss this program and services
Tim Quigley- Social Security Administration- discuss social security for persons with disabilities
Joe Claxton- Mercer University School of Law- discuss laws relating to persons with disabilities
Houston County Sheriff's Department: Discuss ways parents can control a child with disabilities that has become stronger than they are, or keeping persons with disabilities from committing petty crimes, what the Sheriff's Department will do if a person with disabilities is arrested

We will also have a panel of parents as well as other speakers.
The workshop will also include booths with information to target caregivers of persons with any type of disability. The booths need to share local resources for persons with disabilities. If you would like to provide information on resources, please let me or Thaina Brown-Brake know as soon as possible.

If you know of some local resources for persons with any type disability please send me that contact information.


Beth Jones RNC
Director of Community Education and Services
Houston Healthcare
(478) 988-1891 (office)