MGS Seeks to Partner with Other Organizations to Plan Educational Programming
MGS is interested in promoting partnerships, including co-sponsorships or working agreements, with organizations and associations as a means of offering a wide range of educational programs related to aging, practice, research and policy development in the state of Maine. Creative options for partnerships are encouraged including, conferences, training workshops, symposia, colloquia, and other forums as learning venues for medical, health care, and social service professionals, academics, students, policy makers, and others interested in the field of aging.
Please contact a member of the Maine Gerontological Society Board of Directors to discuss any ideas that you may have.
The Maine Gerontological Society (MGS) is a statewide association of individuals interested in issues impacting older adults in the state of Maine. The Society has the charge of serving as the leading interdisciplinary association on aging in the state focusing on aging education, practice and research in policy perspective.
The Society is dedicated to giving equal voice to the diverse interests of the academic, practice and general communities and promoting active participation by administrators and planners, policymakers, practitioners, educators, researchers, business people, students, older adults, and others.
Programs of the MGS emphasize the offering of education and training opportunities for those who want to be well informed and play an active role in shaping aging policy and services in the years to come. The fact that Maine is the oldest state in the nation in terms of the age of its citizenry insures that the Society will continue to have a crucial role to play in the years ahead.
Current and Planned Benefits
- Educational program discounts
- Access to the MGS List Serve
- Receipt of an annual directory of members
- A copy of the Maine Policy Review’s special issue on “Aging in Maine” (Fall 2003) (First 150 membership applications received)
- Opportunities to present at MGS professional conferences and workshops
- Opportunities to network with other professionals interested in aging issues
- Access to the MGS E-Newsletter
- Access to remote teleconferences and symposia
- Apply for the Maine Gerontological Society Fellows Program!
Becoming a Maine Gerontological Society Fellow (MGSF) is a professional honor recognizing the individual’s commitment to issues and/or care related to aging.
MGS Members in all types of careers and jobs in the aging field are eligible to apply for MGS Fellow status. You need only to demonstrate (1) a record of contributions to aging, MGS Membership for at least 2 years, and (3) MGS Member support by including 2 recommendation letters from current MGS members.
MGS Fellow APPLICATION DUE DATE: APRIL 1, 2014
Consider applying yourself and/or nominating others you know who are deserving of Fellow status!! Each selected Fellow will be honored at the Maine Geriatrics Conference, Bar Harbor, Maine, on June 13, 2014 with a plaque and MGS Fellow pin.
Becoming recognized as an MGS Fellow is a wonderful way to acknowledge the dedication and passion that so many of our members have in this field. Please call or email me 207-602-2453, firstname.lastname@example.org if you would like to discuss applying, I'd be thrilled to assist you!
- Dr. Marilyn Gugliucci, Immediate Past President, Maine Gerontological Society
- New! The Maine Gerontological Society has just published a document titled Under the Radar: An Examination of the Unmet Needs of Maine's Aging Population. A primer for Maine policymakers. This resource provides brief overviews of five areas impacting older adults in Maine including food insecurity, supporting family caregivers, senior housing, early onset dementia in individuals with intellectual and developmental disabilities, and elder abuse. You can access this primer in PDF by clicking here.
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The Maine Gerontological Society co-sponsors the annual Bar Harbor Geriatrics Conference held in late spring each year. The conference provides an opportunity to learn about and discuss cutting edge policy and practice issues in the field of gerontology.
The next conference is scheduled for June 12-13. Please check back in the coming weeks for registration information and a program. To view conference information and registration materials, please visit the Maine Geriatrics Conference website at the following link: http://www.une.edu/com/cme/geriatrics.cfm
Click here to view the MGS Board of Directors terms for 2011-2013 in PDF format.
Jennifer Crittenden, MSW
UMaine Center on Aging
Immediate Past President:
Marilyn R. Gugliucci, PhD, AGHEF, GSAF, AGSF
University of New England College of Osteopathic Medicine
Paula Banks, LSW, CMC
Paula Banks Consulting, LLC
Geriatric Care Management
Dr. Lowell I. Gerber MD, MS, FACC
Mary Toppi Beane, LSW, CMC
Richard Hooper, MEd
Aroostook Area Agency on Aging
Dyan Walsh, MSW
Director, Community Services
Eastern Area Agency on Aging
Non-board member chairs:
Publicity and Marketing Chair
Aroostook Area Agency on Aging
Contact the Maine Gerontological Society:
University of New England - Department of Geriatric Medicine
11 Hills Beach Rd
Biddeford, ME 04005