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The Center for Social Gerontology Community Conference

Our annual conference has been canceled for 2021. Please be sure to join us again in Fall 2022.


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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.

2020 Theme: A Vision of Healthy Aging

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
Georgia Southern University

Nadia Flanigan, Ph.D.
Georgia Southern University

Jennifer Hogan, MSW
Division of Aging Services, State of Georgia

Abby Johnson, MA
University of North Georgia

Mary Joynt, Ph.D.
Georgia Southern University

Peggy Luukkonen
Coastal Area Agency on Aging

Rebecca Ryan, Ph.D.
Georgia Southern University

TimMarie Williams, Ph.D.
Georgia Southern University

Jennifer Zorotovich, Ph.D.
Georgia Southern University

A special thank you to our 2020 sponsors! Check them out!

Last updated: 12/23/2021