2022 ANNUAL CONFERENCE
The 67th Annual GGS Conference theme is The Power of Our Stories: Using Experience as a Catalyst for Growth. The three-day conference provides attendees with the opportunity to hear about new and innovative practices, develop new collaborative partnerships, network with colleagues from across Georgia, and leave inspired and informed to improve the lives of older adults. The tracks offer a platform for exploring one’s stories through the Older Americans Act at 50+, Diversity, Equity, & Inclusion (DEI) and Ageism, The Caregiving Journey, Advocacy & Stories, and Innovation During COVID-19. Hearing stories from those who have provided OAA programs, care partners, advocates, and those that have experienced ageism will engender an open dialogue for personal and professional growth.
CALL FOR PROPOSALS
We invite you to share your expertise, research, and promising practices in the field of aging by submitting your proposal for a presentation and/or poster session to the Georgia Gerontology Society. Please read the 2022 Call for Proposals before completing the online submission form. GGS is planning an in-person conference with limited virtual content. We ask you to specify your preference as part of your submission.
- Deadline: January 28, 2022
- Notice of Acceptance: February 18, 2022
We have PRE-extended our deadline to midnight on January 28th, 2022. Therefore, no additional extensions will be made and late submissions will NOT be accepted. Thank you for your cooperation! If you choose to make your presentation available virtually there will be an additional deadline provided to submit the presentation materials/recording to ensure timely uploading onto our virtual conference platform.
OAA turns 50+
2020 marked the 50th Anniversary of the Older Americans Act (OAA). OAA-funded programs play a vital role in helping to maintain the health and well-being of millions of seniors aged 60 and older. This track will explore how our past stories shape our future by highlighting best practices, examining how the landscape of aging services has changed in the last 50 years, and spotlighting new and innovative trends in providing services and supports to older adults.
DEI and Ageism
Continuing the discussion from our 2021 conference, we will examine how intersecting identities influence barriers that older adults experience. This track will highlight efforts to address ageism and health disparities by acknowledging the diversity of lived experience and the stories that inform our path forward.
The Caregiving Journey
Care partners are the backbone of the aging network. GGS wants to honor the work of both informal and formal care providers. This track will offer opportunities to hear the learned experiences of care providers and identify opportunities for growth in person-centered care, quality of care, and strengthening the direct care industry.
Advocacy & Stories
We shape our future by advocating for change using our personal stories. The power of grassroots advocacy is fueled by the human experience that advocates weave and share with elected officials. This track will feature current state and federal aging priorities as well as guidance on how to effectively engage and advocate.
Innovation During COVID-19
COVID-19 has had a lasting impact on the aging network. We recognize the immense hardship, loss, and inequities brought to light due to the pandemic. There have also been stories of innovation, creativity, strength, and resilience. This track will provide a place to recognize what we have learned and how we can improve.
Our attendees are excited to learn about products, services, and resources that can help them do their jobs better. Our Sponsorship Prospectus will outline the many opportunities available for you to reach this diverse market, including exhibits, sponsorships, and advertising. Please check back soon for our Sponsorship Prospectus.
- Share your latest products and services to attendees who engage with older adults.
- Network with your colleagues and other professionals.
- Increase your brand awareness and visibility.
The Annual Conference will be held at the Callaway Resort & Gardens (100 Meadow View Lane, Pine Mountain, GA 31822). A special rate of $159 a night (plus applicable taxes and fees) has been approved. Reservations should be made by July 18, 2022 to secure the discounted rate.
A $1 Resort Services Charge (RSC) per bedroom, per night will apply. The RSC includes one $10 recreation voucher per stay, two bottles of Callaway Blue® water replenished daily, a 24-hour Virtual Concierge (text charges apply per your provider) and Enhanced Wireless Internet. Access to all Resort Amenities which includes the following: 36 holes of Championship Golf, 10+ Tennis Courts, 9 different restaurants, Resort Accommodation Pools and towel service, Robin Lake Beach and those seasonal activities.
Reservations may be changed two (2) days prior to arrival to include cancellation or change in length of stay. After two (2) days, reservation changes or failure to arrive will result in the forfeiture of your deposit.
You can book ONLINE HERE. You may also call (855) 553-2320 and reference the Georgia Gerontology Society.
Check-in time is 4:00 PM. Check-out time is 11:00 AM.
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