Aging Services Director elected to head national association for aging and disabilities

October 24, 2014

ATLANTA — The director of the Georgia Department of Human Services Division of Aging Services (DAS), James Bulot, has been elected president of the National Association of States United for Aging and Disabilities (NASUAD) Board of Directors. NASUAD works to design, improve, and sustain systems that deliver home and community based services for older adults and the disabled

"I am humbled by the honor," said James Bulot, director of the Department’s Division of Aging Services. "The ability to help guide national policy on aging and disability services complements the work we have been doing in Georgia; to allow every person the option to live in their community as long as they choose."

Bulot is an applied gerontologist with over 19 years of experience working in the field of aging services. He was previously director of the Louisiana Governor’s Office of Elderly Affairs and a tenured Associate Professor of Gerontology at the University of Louisiana; Director of the Institute of Gerontology; and Department Head of Gerontology, Sociology and Political Science. He received both his MS and PhD in Gerontology from the University of Massachusetts Boston with an emphasis in Public Policy, Statistics and Research Methods.  He brings vision and direction to the Division of Aging Services and the Aging Services Network through the creation of an innovative and efficient service delivery system which serves disabled and older adults.

About NASUAD

The National Association of States United for Aging and Disabilities (NASUAD) was founded in 1964 under the name National Association of State Units on Aging (NASUA).  In 2010, the organization changed its name to NASUAD in an effort to formally recognize the work that the state agencies were undertaking in the field of disability policy and advocacy.  Today, NASUAD represents the nation’s 56 state and territorial agencies on aging and disabilities and supports visionary state leadership, the advancement of state systems innovation and the articulation of national policies that support home and community based services for older adults and individuals with disabilities.

The Division of Aging Services works in collaboration with Georgia’s 12 Area Agencies on Aging to serve older adults, people with disabilities, and caregivers.  For more information, visit www.aging.ga.gov or call 866-552-4464.

Contact Information: 
Media Contact : Ravae Graham 404-657-1384

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