Houston Gerontological Society

HGS has served Houston’s professional community since 1986 
and is dedicated to strengthening and enhancing current and
future services for our areas’ aged population.

THE POWER OF MUSIC & MEMORY™      This event sold out and was very informative!

We learned that Music and Memory reduces the use of antipsychotic medications, while enhancing quality of life in long term care.  Wonderful concept.  Fabulous program and dinner!  Thank you Stephanie and The Village in the Heights!


About our Host:   Newly opened in 2016, Village of The Heights offers high-quality senior living for residents needing assisted living and memory care services.  Houston-based Bridgewood Properties, a premier developer of high-quality, culturally enriched senior living communities, owns Village of the Heights.  Retirement Center Management, a Houston-based firm, has developed and managed more than 3,500 senior living units. The firm’s hallmark is quality of life with a commitment to providing the best living experience possible for assisted living and memory care residents.

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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 Guest fee to attend with a Member is $20.

Continuing Education Units/Contact Hours:   The University of Texas Houston Health Science Center at Houston School of Nursing is an approved provider of continuing nursing education by the Texas Nurses Association, an accredited approver by the American Nurses Credentialing Center’s Commission on Accreditation. This activity provides 1.0 contact hours of nursing continuing education and social work education.

 Stephanie Hoffman’s Bio

Stephanie grew up in a small town where neighbors knew each other and looked out for one another.  Elders were respected for their wisdom earned from experience. That worldview has guided her professional career in her home state of Texas.

She is the former Director of AGE of Central Texas Adult Day Health Center, where she pioneered person-centered care. Stephanie is currently the Central US Regional Director for Music & Memory and serves as VP of Education and Training for the Texas Culture Change Coalition.

She has also served as President of the Adult Day Health Care Association of Texas and helped to pass legislation securing dignity and autonomy for elders (SB 1999). Stephanie is inspired by those who think differently and speak-up.  She embraces technology and believes that creative collaboration is key to positive change in Texas.

She’s often found quoting her idol, the honorable Ann Richards, who once said, “My memory’s getting so bad I’m hiding my own Easter eggs.”