About HGS
Get Involved
Contact HGS




Click here to learn more.


Save the Date for Upcoming

HGS Meetings

- Thursday, July 17, 2014

at Eagle's Trace

-Thursday, September 11, 2014

Dr. Thomas Cole

at Clarewood House

Join the HGS Mailing List and Receive Meeting Reminders and Info

Sign-Up Today! 


W. Andrew Achenbaum, PhD

          Professor, History and Social Work, University of Houston.

Professorship, Gerson Sabina David in Global Aging.

Fellow, Institute for Spirituality and Health, John P. McGovern MD Center for Health, Humanities, and the Human Spirit at the University of Texas Medical Center.

HGS Summer PROGRAM & Meeting 2014

Click Here to Register for the Program & Dinner


Date: Thursday, July 17, 2014

Time: 5:30 pm networking followed by Program & Dinner at 6:30 pm

Topic: Dr. Robert Butler - "Father of Gerontology"  

Join us for an evening with Houston author and scholar Andy Achenbaum, reminiscing about the legacy of his old friend, Pulitzer Price winner, Dr. Robert Butler, the "Father of Gerontology."

This Program will frame the big question raised by Dr. Butler years ago:  How will we, as professionals in ageism, help define Houston's future in geriatrics?

We will seek information on:  How does Dr. Butler's legacy inspire us today?

Considered a pioneer in aging and accredited to coining the term "Ageism," Rober Butler wrote the Pulitzer-prize-winning Why Survive?  Being Old in America in the 1970's and helped established the national agenda for researchers, teachers, service deliverers, advocates, and policy makers for the field of gerontology.  

Andy Achenbaum's new autobiography chronicles the evolution of Dr. Butler's vision, his life, and accomplishments.               

  Legacy to Gerontologists and Houston's Future in Aging                

Location: Eagle's Trace
                   14703 Eagle Vista Drive, Houston, TX 77077
                   Phone: 281-496-7676

About our Host:  Eagle's Trace offers a continuum of care on 70 spacious acres in West Houston.  The community was founded on a full-service concept for gracious retirement living in independent and assisted living apartments, and recently added a Memory Care unity, and Rehab and Skilled Nursing for both short term and long term care.  High quality care with state-of-the-art technology, as well as leading-edge senior services concepts, has distinguished this Erikson Living community as a leader in retirement living. 

Cost Dinner & Program:
The Dinner/Program cost is $25 for Non-Members and $15 for Supporting Members.  For Students/Ombudsmen who are Members, the evening fee is $5.  Dinner is free for members who are at the Sustaining & Corporate Membership Levels. The reduced fee for Guests attending with a Member is $20.

For questions about the program, please email us.


© 2014, Houston Gerontological Society. All rights reserved.

Become a Member  |  Join Our Mailing List  |  Privacy Policy  |  Copyright