DEMENTIA SERVICES BLOG
Dementia Services Coordinator
George Worthington is the Dementia Services Coordinator at the Department for Aging and Rehabilitative Services.
George coordinates services across the Commonwealth of Virginia to individuals living with Alzheimer’s disease and other forms of dementia, and to their care partners, working in conjunction with the Alzheimer’s Disease and Related Disorders Commission. Within DARS, George reviews existing programs and works with other agencies to more effectively deliver services to Virginians living with dementia, and to identify gaps and reduce duplication in those services.
A native of Charlottesville, George spent much of his adult life living and working overseas as an economist before completing his studies in psychology and returning to Virginia in 2014. Prior to joining DARS, he spent three years working at the Jefferson Area Board for Aging, the Area Agency on Aging serving Charlottesville and surrounding counties, where he oversaw programs supporting individuals living with dementia and their care partners and programs helping connect seniors and adults living with a disability to supports and services available in the community.
George is a graduate of the Master of Clinical Psychology program at La Trobe University in Melbourne, Australia, building on the Bachelor of Science Honors Class I in psychology at the University of Sydney, Australia. George also holds a Master of Science in Economics from The London School of Economics and Political Science, United Kingdom.
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