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The Center for Social Gerontology Community Conference

Thank You for Attending #SGCC23 – See You Next Year!

October 27, 2023

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.

2023 Theme: “Feeling Free in 2023: Aging in a Changing World”

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85 Georgia Ave., Statesboro, GA. 30458

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:

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

Planning Committee

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

Andrea Valdez
Director of Marketing
Your Family Hospice

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

Connie Moore
Pineland MH/SA/DD

Lila Ralston
Community Partner

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

Brenda Lynn
Department of Aging Services
Georgia Southern University

Yulissa Hernandez
Department of Aging Services
Georgia Southern University

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Last updated: 11/21/2023