Conference and Special Event Information



Annual Volunteer Awards and Recognition Program

Held in May 

Contact: Betsy Teasley at 706-650-5637 or


 Elder Rights Conference

Held in June 

Contact: Kathy Jones at 706-651-7341 or


 Health, Aging and Spirituality Conference

Held in September

Contact: Debra Minor at 706-210-2023 or

 CSRA Coalition of Advocates for the Aging Legislative Breakfast

Contact: Kathy Jones at 706-651-7341 or


Annual Caregiver Luncheon

Held in November 

Contact: Cornelia Hill at 706-651-7310 or


Completed 2021 events

Elder Rights Conference- Held in June 2021

  Resources from Virtual Conference:

Elder Justice Initiative

National Council on Aging

National Consumer Voice

Elder Justice Coalition:

 Session Recordings

 June 2, 2021

Emerging Stronger, Life after the Pandemic

Presentation by Dr. Donna Londino, Psychiatrist at Augusta University Medical Center

 June 9th, 2021

Forensic Special Initiatives Unit: Current Strategies

Presentation by David Blake, Financial Forensic Specialist, GBI  providing information regarding risks to senior adults and persons with disabilities. ***WARNING: PRESENTATION CONTAINS GRAPHIC IMAGES***

Emerging Stronger through the Good, Bad and Ugly

Presentation by Captain James Sabb and Shawn Hargis-Rhodes from the Richmond County Marshal's Office address how to identify abuse and how to get help when needed. 

June 15th, 2021

Inaugural Jeanette Glenn Cummings Advocacy Award

 For over 40 years, Jeanette Cummings dedicated herself to the service of senior adults and persons with disabilities in the CSRA. With numerous contributions to the aging network, she left her mark throughout the area, Georgia and other states. This advocacy award is in honor of one of the distinguished pioneers of aging services in Georgia. 

WJBF News Story covering the event:

June 16th, 2021 

Stronger Together: A Panel Discussion

Panelists from Adult Protective Services, Georgia Legal Services Program and the Long Term Care Obudsman Program provide an educational discussion on: power of attorney, guardianship, COVID changes, and resident rights. 

Resources from recording:

Adult Protective Services:  1-866-552-4464

Georgia Legal Services Program: 1-800-248-6697 or 1-800-498-9469

Healthcare Facility Regulation:  1-800-878-6442 (for complaints within a Long-Term Care Facility)

Long-Term Care Ombudsman (Resident’s Advocate):  1-866-552-4464

A Stronger Vision for the Future: Discussion with District Attorney Jared Williams

District Attorney Jared Williams discusses plans for Richmond and Burke counties and responds to questions from the members of the Taking Elder Abuse Seriously network.

June 23rd, 2021

Positive Behaviors To Prevent Elder Abuse: A Panel Discussion

Panelists from CSRA Agency on Aging, Georgia Department of Behavioral Health and Developmental Disabilities, National Alliance on Mental Illness(Augusta Chapter), Walton Options Center for Independent Living discuss the impact of mental illness on elder abuse, provide guidance to someone seeking treatment and answer questions regarding dementia. 

Resources from recording: 

Area Agency on Aging: (706)210-2018 or 1-866-552-4464

      COVID Emotional Support Line:  (866)399-8938

Family Counseling Center of the CSRA:  (706)868-5011

Focus on Recovery Augusta:  (706)945-0290

GA Crisis Access Line (GCAL):  1-800-715-4225

GA Mental Health Consumer Network: (404)687-9487

Good News Network:

National Alliance on Mental Illness, National website:   1-800-950-6264

National Alliance on Mental Illness, Augusta Chapter:

Program to Encourage Active, Rewarding Lives, (PEARLS):  1-800-262-2243

Serenity Behavioral Health Intake:  (706)432-4800

Still Waters Professional Counseling Services:  (706)955-9224

Suicide Prevention Hotline Nationwide:  Dial 988  or 1-800-273-8255

Walton Options Resources for Independent Living: (706)724-6252

 June 30th, 2021

Take Action for Change to Emerge Stronger

Kathy Floyd, Executive Director of the Georgia Council on Aging discusses how to put the tools of advocacy to work and how to join others in supporting senior adults throughout Georgia. 


Completed 2019 Events

Annual Awards and Volunteer Recognition Program

May 1st, 2019 at St. Paul's River Room




Elder Rights Conference

June 13th, 2019 at Trinity on the Hill 




Health, Aging and Spirituality (HAS) Conference

September 26th, 2019 at Doubletree Hotel




 Annual Caregiver Awards Luncheon

November 7th, 2019 at Warren Baptist Church Simmons Hall


Caregiver Luncheon Photos


Taking Elder Abuse Seriously (TEAS) Awards Celebration

December 12th, 2019 at the Kroc Center 


Taking Elder Abuse Seriously Celebration Photos