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October 21, 2022

Russell Union, Georgia Southern University

Statesboro, GA

This conference promotes successful aging and positive social change. Our goals are to enhance the quality of life, mental and physical health, and social well-being of older adults at all levels of capability. We also work to maximize the knowledge, effectiveness and overall well-being of all people, professional and non-professional, who support older adults.

2022 Theme: Valuing Older Adults – Actions Speak Louder Than Words


Conference Objectives:

  • Promote and enhance the strengths and adaptations of older adults.
  • Maximize the mental and physical health of older adults.
  • Enhance the quality of life and promote positive social environments for older adults.

Conference Audience:

  • Academic professionals
  • Caregivers
  • Older adult community members
  • Professionals working with older adult populations
  • Students

Planning Committee

Adrienne Cohen, Ph.D., MPA, LSW
Department of Sociology and Anthropology (chair)
Georgia Southern University

Deb Hagarty, DNP, RN, LNHA, CDP, CADDCT, LBSW, IP-BC, CDONA, FACDONA, FACHCA
Department of Nursing
Georgia Southern University

Ho-Jui Tung, PhD, MSPH
Department of Health Policy and Community Health
Georgia Southern University

Peggy Luukkonen
ADRC Program Manager 
Coastal Regional Commission Area Agency of Aging

Rebecca Ryan, Ph.D.
Department of Psychology
Georgia Southern University

Jennifer Zorotovich, Ph.D.
Department of Human Development & Family Science
Georgia Southern University


October 21, 2022 | Social Gerontology Conference ’22

Last updated: 9/27/2022