2023 ANNUAL CONFERENCE
We had a wonderful response to our Call For Proposals! The submissions have been reviewed and decisions made. Everyone will be notified this week.
The 68th Annual GGS Conference theme is Design Your Vision of 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.
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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.
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.
GGS will apply for various CEUs after the presentations are chosen. 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 firstname.lastname@example.org.
If you have any questions or concerns, please do not hesitate to contact Sarah Jones, the GGS Executive Director at email@example.com or 210-698-2074.
Early Bird Registration is now open for our 68th Annual Conference! Click here to view the PDF registration form. You can register and pay online or mail the PDF registration form and a check for your convenience online or mail the PDF registration form and 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.
A big THANK YOU FOR YOUR SUPPORT goes out to AARP!
They are our first CONTRIBUTOR LEVEL SPONSOR for our Annual Conference.
A big THANK YOU FOR YOUR SUPPORT goes out to Georgia Memory Net!
A CONTRIBUTOR LEVEL SPONSOR for our Annual Conference.
A big THANK YOU FOR YOUR SUPPORT goes out to CerobroFit!
A CONTRIBUTOR LEVEL SPONSOR for our Annual Conference.
Thank you to the following exhibitors:
Mom’s Meals Parkinson’s Foundation
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 (firstname.lastname@example.org) 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.
Thank you for your patience. We are working to correct the accommodations situation.