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2013 GGS Annual Conference

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2013 GGS Annual Conference
"Senior PGAA Tour: Professionals, Gerontologists & Aging Advocates"

Date: August 12-14, 2013
Location: Augusta Georgia Marriott Riverfront

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The theme for the 2013 GGS Annual Conference was “Senior PGAA Tour: Professionals, Gerontologists & Aging Advocates”. Through this conference, we brought together the various disciplines in aging. In addition to the call for presentations, we solicited scholarly work for inclusion in our poster sessions. Poster submissions from all disciplines and on diverse topics of relevance to aging were welcomed.

Many thanks to our generous sponsors

Pre-Conference Intensive By Doug Carl, Georgia Division of Aging Services

  Improving the Quality of Services and Supports Offered to LGBT Older Adults by Aging Providers Level I Workshop

The overall goal of this workshop is to support participants in learning which individual and organizational practices need to be changed or emphasized in order to improve and expand the continuum of care to older adults who are LGBT (lesbian, gay, bisexual, and/or transgender) so that they may be better served.

Workshop Objectives:

Learning about the culture, needs, and concerns of LGBT older adults.

Considering why LGBT older adults are least likely to access health and social services.

Identifying best practices for helping LGBT older adults to feel more included in aging network organizations.

Providing tools and education to better serve the LGBT older adults who currently access your services or are in need of your services.

Dr. Katy Fike Announced as 2013 Annual Conference Keynote Speaker.

Katy Fike, PhD is the founder of Innovate50, an innovation consultancy and Aging2.0, a global network of innovators.

She is an entrepreneur, corporate strategist, PhD gerontologist, former investment banker (Lehman Brothers), systems engineer and blogger (Tech Savvy Daughter).

She is a featured senior care expert on and a member of the American Society on Aging’s Council on Services and Technologies for Maximizing Independence.

Katy earned her doctorate in Gerontology from University of Southern California and a BS in Systems Engineering from University of Virginia.

Read more about Innovate 50+ and Dr. Fike.



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