Active Wisdom Keeper Projects
Independent Transportation Network (iTNLanier) Focus Group
The focus group's purpose is to inform iTNLanier Senior Transportation program's marketing efforts. This is an ongoing effort to acquire community members' perspective, and gain insight on strategic efforts of other organizations to note opportunities for collaboration, promote awareness of volunteer opportunities, and establish relationships. Marketing suggestions were communicated to the iTNLanier Board and Marketing committee.
Flowery Branch History Project
Flowery Branch government officials are interested in developing an exhibit for display in its new government center and perhaps later at the Spout Springs public library. This project will set up historical items in the entry room of the new Flowery Branch Public Service building. A variety of historical sources and records have been identified to tell the story of Flowery Branch. Various historical sources are being reviewed as the basis of a story board timeline narrative with illustrations.
Green House Project
Green House homes are a significantly different model of long-term care with a better quality of life.These homes are real homes in a true residential environment where meals are home-cooked, rooms and baths are private, and community is built around a big dining room table. The current project focus is on learning and educating others about how Georgia state regulations impact delivering this person-centered care.
Homelessness, Temporary, and Affordable Housing Project
It is well documented in Hall County that there is a lack of affordable housing for a growing number of residents. This project will identify alternatives for temporary and affordable housing; who is actively working on this issue; what obstacles exist; and identify possible solutions. Learn more.
The CASA (Court Appointed Special Advocate) Program in Hall Co. has 40 fewer trained volunteers than are needed to carry out the state mandated Guardian ad Litem (GAL) role for minors under Juvenile Court jurisdiction. When trained CASAs are not available, it not only deprives a child of a dedicated "anchoring relationship" that operates in his/her best interest, it results in Hall Co. having to pay private attorneys to carry out this role. The CASA Project has the following three goals: identifying why there is a shortage of volunteers, specifying new target groups for recruiting, and developing approaches to best reach these potential volunteers.