40th Annual Southern Gerontological Society Meeting

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SGS will celebrate its 40th conference anniversary by bringing together academics, practitioners, students, and others engaged in work within the field of aging to attend and/or present their latest research. Join us as we celebrate 40 years of success! In addition to the celebration, SGS will host conference content that includes keynote speakers, panel symposia, workshops and both paper and poster sessions.

We are excited to welcome Teepa Snow with A Positive Approach as the Keynote Presenter! Teepa will explore the signs and symptoms of non-normal aging to help recognize early signs and signals of brain changes; discuss how identifying the type of dementia a person has implications for better planning and delivery of care and support; and challenge us to improve our awareness, knowledge, and skills to develop dementia-competent support of people living with dementia, their care partners, and providers in order to create a dementia-inclusive culture.

 The 2019 Program Committee has assembled a conference program which represents a diverse compilation of presentations from academic and applied professionals, students, and older adults. Program tracks are written with the intention of being highly inclusive, not exclusive – we have assisted our presenters in finding their best fit.

This year’s conference tracks have focused content represented from each of these topic areas.

  • Partnerships for Care
  • Living with Dementia
  • Power of Place: Aging in the South & Florida spotlight
  • Advocacy for and by Older Adults
  • Wellness, Well-Being, and Quality of Life
  • Diversity and Aging
  • Gerontological Education
  • Technology and Aging

The annual will be held at the gorgeous 2,400-acre Sandestin Golf and Beach Resort in Miramar Beach, Florida. This resort is the perfect family-friendly getaway and includes conference activities that welcome all ages. Room rates at the Sandestin start at $135 a night. Discounted airfare rates and shuttle transportation is also available.

This conference is budget friendly, making attendance for those on limited or fixed incomes much more reasonable. Each full conference day includes a minimum of two meals, plus snacks, making the conference even more affordable to attend.

Deadlines are quickly approaching! Early bird pricing ends Friday, March 1, 2019.

March 18, 2019 is the reservation deadline to be eligible to receive the group room discount.

Scholarships in the amount of $1000 per person are available for GA nursing home staff and related stakeholders.

When: April 9-13, 2019

Where: Sandestin Golf and Beach Resort, Miramar Beach, FL

CEU Opportunity: Health Educators, Case Managers, Social Workers, Nursing Home Administrators, and Nurses, this program has been approved for Continuing Education for 19.50 total participant hours by NAB/NCERS—Approval #20200408-28.50-A53187-IN.

Scholarship Amount: $1,000 per person

Event Link: https://southerngerontologicalsociety.org/meeting.html

Apply for a scholarship to attend. You can download the application, complete the application, and fax it to 404-413-5219. Or you can use the file upload below to send us the application. If you have any questions please email Crystal Williams at cwilliams259@gsu.edu: Download Scholarship Form

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