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Emory’s EQUiPPED program

Emory’s EQUiPPED (Enhancing Quality of Provider Practices for Older Adults in the Emergency Department) program is designed to improve prescription safety in older adults by educating emergency professionals about high-risk drugs and drug interactions among that age group.
Groundbreakers 2016

Hearthstone Hikers

For outdoorsy seniors who don’t feel comfortable making the long drive to a state park alone—or who just want company on the trail—the Hearthstone Hikers are a group of 50- to 90-year-olds who explore the great outdoors twice a month, departing from Central Park in Cumming.
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Atlanta Regional Commission’s Nursing Home Transitions Program

The Atlanta Regional Commission’s Nursing Home Transitions Program helps ease the transition by coordinating rides, arranging for help with bathing or grocery shopping, or even aiding in the search for new housing if necessary.
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Dr. Chivon A. Mingo

Dr. Chivon A. Mingo, a gerontologist at Georgia State University, is leading a team of researchers to examine perceptions of the BeltLine among African Americans age 50-plus who live in the communities along the West and Southwest trails.
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Senior Select Seal

Like the Good Housekeeping Seal, the Senior Select Seal appears on products that have been evaluated by a local team of older adults, who verify that it is easy to use.
Groundbreakers 2016


Developed by an Atlanta-based startup, Accushield is a digital sign-in system meant to improve security in assisted living communities by allowing them to easily track who comes and goes.
Groundbreakers 2016

Emory’s Carlos Museum and Booth Western Art Museum

The Museum Moments tour at Emory’s Carlos Museum is designed for people with dementia or early Alzheimer’s (family and caregivers are also welcome).
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Daffy’s Pet Soup Kitchen

When Tom Wargo was volunteering with needy metro residents, he noticed older clients would give much of the free food they received to their pets.
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East Lake Commons

Located on 20 acres just a few miles east of downtown, East Lake Commons is a community built around intergenerational cohousing and shared resources.
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Ageless interAction

Founded by Georgia State alum Meagan Jain in 2012, Ageless interAction promotes social relationships between millennials and adults over 65.

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