Department of Human Services promotes community-focused collaboration with 2017 Healthy Communities Summit

June 7, 2017

AUGUSTA – The Department of Human Services today kicked off its annual Healthy Communities Summit to boost services that allow older adults and people with disabilities to live independently.

The theme of the 2017 Aging and Disability Resource Connection (ADRC) Healthy Communities Summit is “Promoting Community-Focused Collaboration.” Each year, the summit draws more than 250, and allows participants to share innovative ways to support independence, dignity and wellness for older adults and people with disabilities, including assistive technology.

Carolyn Phillips, director of Tools for Life, Georgia’s Assistive Technology Act program at Georgia Tech, is the keynote speaker at this year’s summit. Her presentation, “Lighting the Path to Independence: Exploring Technology and Inclusion for Aging Adults,” highlights the many ways assistive technology can increase opportunities for education, employment, social interactions, safety and home care for older adults and adults with disabilities.

More on the summit can be found at https://aging.georgia.gov/adrc-healthy-communities-summit.

About the ADRC

Georgia’s ADRC, the Aging and Disability Resource Connection, is a statewide network of counselors trained to link Georgians to information and services that promote independence. It is administered through the Division of Aging Services and 12 Area Agencies on Aging.

To learn more about Georgia’s ADRC, visit www.GeorgiaADRC.com or call the Division of Aging Services at 866-552-4464. For program and service descriptions, free publications, volunteer opportunities and more, visit www.aging.ga.gov.