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Please email Sarah at administrator@georgiagerontologysociety.org  for the 2023 program agenda and

our safety measures for COVID-19 precautions.

The 68th Annual GGS Conference theme is Design Your Vision for Aging: Connecting Goals Through Collaboration. The three-day conference allows attendees to hear about new and innovative practices, develop new collaborative partnerships, and network with colleagues from across Georgia and beyond. We hope everyone leaves inspired and informed to improve the lives of older adults and the communities in which they live.

Five tracks offer a platform to explore new ideas, innovations, and collaborations. The tracks are Empower Caregivers – An Unforgettable Journey; Hope in the Age of Dementia – New Knowledge, Science, and Solutions; Making Connections for Physical, Behavioral and Social Wellbeing; Protecting Rights and Advancing Justice; and Resources, Supports and Technology to Age Well.

We will hear stories from those who have provided care, inspired and implemented programs, participated in research studies, and advocated for change. Expanding on the conference theme of collaboration, we will also hear from those who have partnered across various disciplines. The GGS Annual Conference experience provides an opportunity to engender an open dialogue for personal and professional growth.


We are honored to have Garrett Davis as our keynote speaker to kick off the festivities on Monday, July 24th, at 1:00 PM. Garret is the CEO/Founder of Gdavis Productions and Films, Gdavis TV, and the Award-Winning 501c3 Forget Me Not Project. Garrett’s reality infotainment approach is a true example of collaboration. You can read more about Garrett and his incredible talents and projects here


Conference Tracks

Empower Caregivers – An Unforgettable Journey

Family and informal caregivers are critical to our long-term care system. The role of the caregiver and the workforce crisis in this industry is constantly changing. The caregiver is essential to healthcare and social service professionals, educators, and care partners. This track focuses on providing much-needed information and support by building bridges and alliances across all areas that affect the life of a caregiver and their care partner.

Hope in the Age of Dementia – New Knowledge, New Science, New Solutions

One of the biggest challenges associated with aging is dementia. This topic is a major concern for care partners, health and social service professionals, researchers, educators, and individuals living with dementia. This track emphasizes vital areas associated with dementia to educate and foster public and private alliances.

Making Connections for Physical, Behavioral, and Social Wellbeing

Behavioral and physical health and social isolation are significant concerns for older adults and their loved ones. Health care, behavioral health, and social services professionals look for the latest information on how they can support older adults. This track concentrates on sharing best practices and the importance of collaboration across disciplines to create individualized programs for older adults that produce the best outcomes.

Protecting Rights and Advancing Justice

 Research estimates that 1 out of every ten individuals age 60 and older are abuse victims annually. This track explores the rights of older adults across all areas of life and is for anyone who wants to learn about justice for older adults. This track explores topics such as older adults in the criminal justice system, decision-making capacity, and civil rights. It addresses advanced care, incapacity, estate planning, and long-term care supports and services. The track includes systemic discrimination, prevention of and recovery from abuse, neglect, exploitation, fraud, housing issues, and family matters.

Resources, Supports, and Technology to Age Well

 We all want to age well. This track explores the implementation of the latest programs, services, and collaborative efforts to improve health outcomes for older adults across all dimensions of aging. Potential topics include health, nutrition, physical activity, evidence-based health promotion, addressing social determinants of health, and more.

Our Attendees

This conference attracts social/human service agencies, government entities, students, academic professionals, health care service providers, senior housing professionals, retirees, older adults, caregivers, and others interested in aging issues.

Continuing Education

The Georgia Society for Clinical Social Workers approved the GGS conference for 11 Core CEUs for social workers (approval #70223).

The Licensed Professional Counselors Association of GA approved the conference for 11 CORE contact hours of continuing education.  LPCA CE APPROVAL NUMBER: 2023-06-29-608C).

An application to the Commission on Dietetic Registration will be submitted the second week of July. Watch the website and the newsletter for updates. If you have any questions about what is acceptable regarding crediting your organization, please get in touch with Sarah Jones at administrator@georgiagerontologysociety.org.

2023 COVID-19 Recommendations

Contact administrator@georgiagerontologysociety.org and ask for our 2023 COVID-19 Guidelines.


If you have any questions or concerns, please do not hesitate to contact Sarah Jones, the GGS Executive Director at administrator@georgiagerontologysociety.org or 210-698-2074.



Click here to view the PDF registration form. You can register and pay online or mail a check.

The conference will begin at 1:00 PM on Monday, July 24th, with our Opening Keynote general session speaker. We are honored to have Garrett Davis as our keynote speaker to kick off the festivities on Monday, July 24th, at 1:00 PM. Garret is the CEO/Founder of Gdavis Productions and Films, Gdavis TV, and the Award-Winning 501c3 Forget Me Not Project. Garrett’s reality infotainment approach is a true example of collaboration. You can read more about Garrett and his incredible talents and projects here.

Sponsor/Exhibitor visitation follows at 2:30 and breakout sessions start at 3:00. The Welcome Reception and Networking is Monday evening at 6:00 PM. We will feature the Poster Sessions during that time also. Tuesday includes more dynamic speakers and multiple breakout sessions in addition to our Awards and Annual Meeting Luncheon. Wednesday is a half-day with more breakout sessions. We conclude with brunch and a closing general session.

Check the website over the next few months to keep up with the latest additions to the schedule, approved CEU opportunities, and more.





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 click here 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.



AARP Georgia advocates on behalf of people over 50 and helps them improve the quality of their lives in their own communities.



Georgia Memory Net is a statewide program dedicated to earlier diagnosis and customized care plans for those living with Alzheimer’s disease and related dementias. The program is supported by the Georgia Department of Human Services, Emory Brain Health, community organizations, and healthcare organizations.


                                                  THANK  YOU  FOR THE CONTRIBUTOR LEVEL SUPPORT



The Gerontology Institute celebrates its 50th year! It is among the oldest and most accomplished gerontology programs in the Southeast.Gerontology students receive individual attention and mentorship but also have all the benefits of being at a large, urban university.




Thank you to the following exhibitors:

Mom’s Meals               Parkinson’s Foundation

     Humana                         Second Wind Dreams 


Southern Gerontological Society


Georgia Council on Aging (GCOA) / CO-AGE

Alzheimer’s Association, Georgia Chapter



The location of the Annual Conference is The Ritz-Carlton, Reynolds on Lake Oconee. (1 Lake Oconee Trail, Greensboro, GA 30642). The group discount room block is full. Please contact The Ritz-Carlton on-property reservations department at (706) 467-0600 or Mayra Garcia (mayra.v.garcia@ritzcarlton.com) to discuss upgrade options at the hotel. Reference the Georgia Gerontology Society 2023 Annual Meeting to make a reservation. Cancellations must be received seven (7) days prior to arrival. Check-in time is 4:00 PM.  Check-out time is 11:00 AM. To learn more about The Ritz-Carlton, Reynolds, click here.


Click here for the overflow accommodations group rate at Tru by Hilton in Greensboro. 

You can also check Airbnb.com and Vrbo.com in the Lake Oconee/Greensboro area.

Click here for other options in the Lake Oconee area.