Maine Gerontological Society
The Maine Gerontological Society is a statewide association of individuals and organizations interested in issues that affect older adults in the state of Maine. The society has the charge of serving as the leading interdisciplinary association on aging.
The Maine Gerontological Society is dedicated to giving equal voice to the diverse aging-related 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.
MGS emphasizes the offering of education and training opportunities for its members so that as a society and in our professions we may be well informed and play an active role in shaping aging policy and services in Maine in the years to come.
Join the Maine Gerontological Society
- Educational program discounts
- Opportunities to network with other professionals interested in aging issues
- Access to the MGS E-Newsletter, Gray Matters
- The opportunity to serve as an MGS Fellow, an honorary designation for those who have made exemplary contributions to the field.
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The AgingME Geriatrics Workforce Enhancement Program (GWEP) team at the University of New England and The University of Maine invites you to take part in an online survey to help identify training gaps and opportunities for strengthening knowledge of Age-Friendly Health Systems and the 4M’s in Maine. The purpose of AgingME is to improve the health and well-being of Maine’s older adults through training enhancements and practice transformation processes at the primary care practice level. Findings from this survey will be used to inform future trainings and activities carried out by the AgingME GWEP.
The survey is anonymous and will take approximately 10 minutes to complete. You can access the survey at the following link: https://umaine.qualtrics.com/jfe/form/SV_aWsVTEuIT3Wcpoh
We would greatly appreciate your participation. The survey will be crucial in helping to develop future GWEP workshops that include important and needed areas of training for healthcare providers, older adults, and their care partners. Please complete by June 1.
Please also forward this survey invite on to other aging professionals, providers, and networks who may be interested in participating in this needs assessment process.
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
Annual Conference & Educational Discounts
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.
Did you know that the MGS membership pays for itself in conference and educational programming discounts?
Contact the Maine Gerontological Society
UMaine Center on Aging
25 Texas Ave
Bangor, ME 04401