Maine Gerontological Society
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.
Join the Maine Gerontological Society
- Educational program discounts
- 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
The Maine Gerontological Society is now on Facebook! “Like” and follow us on Facebook for updates on what’s happening around aging in Maine and beyond. Click here to visit our Facebook page!
The Maine Gerontological Society has 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: Maine Gerontological Society Policy Brief
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 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.
Click here for details and registration materials for the next conference, which is scheduled for June 7-8, 2017.
MGS Board of Directors
Dyan Walsh, MSW
Director, Community Services
Eastern Area Agency on Aging
Treasurer and Secretary:
Jennifer Crittenden, MSW
UMaine Center on Aging
Meg Callaway, MA
Piscataquis Thriving in Place Collaborative
University of Maine School of Law
Maine Market Manager
Gentiva Home Healthcare
Whitney Pinette, LSW
Director of Social Services
The Aroostook Health Center
Contact the Maine Gerontological Society:
University of New England – Department of Geriatric Medicine
11 Hills Beach Rd
Biddeford, ME 04005