The Heart of Georgia Altamaha Regional Commission Area Agency on Aging and the Rosalynn Carter Institute are accepting nominations for Caregiver of the Year (COY) Awards. Regional COY awards will be given in three categories: (1) Volunteer Caregiver, (2) Family Caregiver, and (3) Para-Professional Caregiver.
Nominations will be taken for these awards for those demonstrating direct service care, compassion and resourcefulness in providing long term home or community based care. To be eligible for the award, a caregiver must be currently providing care, or must have provided care within the past year.
A nomination form is available on the Rosalynn Carter Institute for Caregiving website: www.rosalynncarterinstitute.org or call the HOGA Regional Commission toll free: 1-800-367-9913 or send an e-mail to firstname.lastname@example.org to request a nomination form.
Regional COY Award Winners will be recognized by the Heart of Georgia Altamaha Area Agency on Aging and will also be recognized at the Rosalynn Carter Awards Gala in Americus, GA in October of this year. From the pool of regional winners, a State Caregiver of the Year Award winner will be selected for each of the three categories: Volunteer Caregiver, Family Caregiver and Paraprofessional Caregiver. Deadline for nominations is Aug. 15.