The Houston Gerontological Society

has served Houston’s professional community since 1986 
and is dedicated to strengthening and enhancing current
and future services for older adults and their families.


HGS President

Rick Cagney, J.D., MBA

From the desk of Houston Gerontological Society president Rick Cagney in partnership with Jane Bavineau of BakerRipley

The Houston Gerontological Society president Rick Cagney invites you and members of your organization to accept this invitation by Jane Babineau and Baylor College of Medicine to participate in another wonderful online program, so that you can be on top of this pandemic.

Here is your Zoom link:

Meeting ID: 964 4458 7617

COVID-19 Ask the Experts in Geriatric Care

The onset of the COVID-19 pandemic has presented a unique threat to older adults. To provide guidance and updated information on how to work and care for our most vulnerable patients, clients, staff, as well as our own older family members, in this unprecedented epidemic, the two Geriatrics Workforce Enhancement Programs (GWEPs) in Texas (South East Texas GWEP at Baylor College of Medicine and the Workforce Enhancement Healthy Aging and Independent Living GWEP at the University of North Texas Health Science Center) are joining together with our partners to host a statewide virtual town hall to answer your questions. Funded by the Health Resources Services Administration, the GWEPs are regional training programs comprised of inter-professional experts in geriatric care to improve health care outcomes and maximize patient and family engagement in settings that serve older adults. Following a successful Town Hall on April 1st, the GWEPs are back again to offer updated information, more resources and extended guidance. Whether you’re interested in resources to manage the anxiety and stress of social isolation, guidance on how transmission risk may change as communities reopen, or just straight talk on the COVID-19 situation, the Texas Geriatric Workforce Enhancement Programs are here to help!

Submit questions HERE to help us develop content that matters to YOU. GWEP clinicians will answer your questions and discuss topics such as:

· Updated information on the coronavirus and the risk to older adults
· Resources to manage the anxiety and stress of social isolation
· Practical advice on getting back to work safely
· How to take infection control precautions as communities reopen
· Supporting your clients, staff and older family members to navigate their own health, safety & sanity

Join us for an informative presentation and live Q&A:
Apr 22, 2020 09:00 AM Central Time (US and Canada)

Join Zoom Meeting
888 788 0099 US Toll-free
877 853 5247 US Toll-free
Meeting ID: 964 4458 7617