Riverside Health System, Gold, sponsored the 38th Annual Meeting of the Southern Gerontological Society, which is a network of the South's most respected gerontology professionals. Southern Gerontological Society (SGS) members are educators, aging network personnel, researchers, health professionals, and policy makers. SGS provides the bridge between research and practice, translating and applying knowledge in the field of aging.
Held in Ashville, NC, the Conference named New Horizons in Aging: featured advances in research and practice.
Christy Jensen, Immediate Past President, with Turner Goins, current President of SGS, at the Annual Meeting in Asheville, NC.
Ethlyn Gibson, NP, received a Student Award from SGS on her programming to support the health needs of African American grandmothers raising grandchildren. She is joined by her research sponsor, Christy Jensen.
Denise Butler, of the Membership Committee, covering the SGS table during the Annual Meeting.
Denise Butler, Christy Jensen and Terry Sweaney enjoying the final morning of the Annual Meeting.
Marjorie Hilkert, CEALH volunteer, and Denise Butler, Geriatric Assessment Clinic Coordinator presenting their work on Memory Cafe. Memory Café is a social gathering for people living with dementia and their care partners offering socialization, conversation and education. Memory Café sponsored by the Riverside Center for Excellence in Aging and Life Long Health, Peninsula Agency on Aging and is held once a month to facilitate conversations in early dementia. For more information contact Denise Butler at 757-220-4751.