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Opportunity to Honor Family Caregivers in Cobb

The Rosalynn Carter Institute on Caregiving, in cooperation with the Georgia CARE-NETS, is calling for nominations for the 2014 Georgia Caregiver of the Year Awards.

Courtesy Rosalynn Carter Institute for Caregiving/Facebook
Courtesy Rosalynn Carter Institute for Caregiving/Facebook
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More than 850,000 family caregivers in Georgia provide billions of dollars of care to family members living with chronic illnesses, disabilities and limitations of aging. They are supported in their work by an army of dedicated volunteer and paraprofessional caregivers.

To honor their work and to focus public attention on the contributions of caregivers throughout the state, the Rosalynn Carter Institute on Caregiving, in cooperation with the Georgia CARE-NETS, is calling for nominations for the 2014 Georgia Caregiver of the Year Awards.

These awards will be presented to exemplary caregivers in three categories:

  1. Family Caregiver (relative or non-relative perceived as family)
  2. Para-Professional Caregivers (ex. LPN, CNA, Home Health Aide, Direct Support Caregiver, etc)
  3. Volunteer Caregiver (people who volunteer their time to provide care to others through community agencies, churches, or as individuals)

Winners at both the regional and state levels will be individuals who demonstrate uncommon levels of caring, compassion and resourcefulness in providing long-term home or community-based care for those in need and their families.

To nominate an outstanding caregiver in the Atlanta region, download the nomination form and instructions from the Atlanta Regional Commission website(PDF) or contact: 

Mary Lou Vergara, Coordinator, Atlanta CARE-NET, at 404-463-3524 or mvergara@atlantaregional.com.

To nominate a caregiver outside the 10-county Atlanta region, contact the Area Agency on Aging where the caregiver resides.

Deadline for nominations:  Friday,  July 11, 2014


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