The Fuqua Center continues to partner with various local organizations with a focus on enhancing the quality of life for older adults through improving access to care, providing opportunities for community involvement and increasing awareness of resources available that support and improve health and wellbeing. Projects include:
Mental Health Summit: Creating a Network of Services – In partnership with the Atlanta Housing Authority and LeadingAge Georgia, The Fuqua Center created a network of care providers in housing with the goal of keeping older adults healthy, well, and independent so they can maintain their housing. Miniutes and preentations from the meetings are available by clicking the link below.
June 13, 2014 Meeting Minutes
June 13, 2014 Article – Ethical Issues in Mobile Psychiatric Treatment with Homebound Elderly
June 13, 2014 PowerPoint – Ethical Issues In Mental Health Treatment with Older Adults in Housing
March 11, 2014 PowerPoint – Housing for the Elderly and Adult Disabled – Myths and Realities
March 11, 2014 PowerPoint – Creating Collaborative Agreements in MH Care
PEARLS (Program to Encourage Active and Rewarding LiveS) – In partnership with LeadingAge Georgia, the Fuqua Center trained staff from three independent living older adult highrises to become PEARLS coaches who will offer an in-home brief skill building program that empowers older adults to manage depressive symptoms and improve their quality of life by learning three (3) depressive managment techniqiues: Problem Solving, Planning Social and Physical Activities and Scheduling Pleasant Events. The Fuqua Center will work with the University of Washington who will provide Teachnical Assistance and help in the development of outcome measures for evaluating the effectiveness of offereing this Evidence-based Program in the housing setting.