This week, I’m attending the Georgia Gerontology Society Annual conference. Today has already been such a full day of learning and networking.
At dinner tonight, I sat between a woman who works with the UGA Institute of Gerontology and a woman who works with the Division of Aging Services. Aging Services wants to start reaching out to faith based communities who minister to older adults. Good thing I was there to learn about that! We had a good conversation.
Tonight as I sit in my cozy little cottage for the next 2 nights, I’m looking through the conference lineup and have finally decided- after some hard decision making- which ones I’ll be attending this year.
Here we go:
Tuesday: Promoting Healthy Aging; Reaching the Working Caregiver; Keeping it Real! Practical Solutions for Compassion Fatigue; The Georgia Alzheimer’s Disease Registry: Past, Present and Future; Impacting Your Community: The Role of the Social Worker in Aging in Place.
Wednesday: Making the Faith Community Relevant in Meeting the Needs of the Aging Community; Keep Your Cup Full: Sacred Rituals for Caregivers.
This should be lots of fun!