MGS 37th Annual Conference
Aging Together in Montana: Something in Common
April 4th and 5th, 2019 – Helena, MT
Best Western Premier Great Northern Hotel
Registration is now open!!
The deadline for the MGS Conference Hotel Room Rate has been extended to March 15th
Amelia Schafer, Executive Director, Alzheimer’s Association of Colorado will present on the public health crisis of our time, Alzheimer’s Disease and dementia. Amelia has worked in leadership roles for the Alzheimer’s Association in Oregon and Colorado for the last 19 years. Her expertise incorporates all aspects of care and support delivery across Colorado as well as with health systems and physician advocacy. Ms. Shafer’s session will inform as well as assist in developing approaches to support others and help them make a difference.
Danielle Arigoni, Director of Livable Communities, AARP, will introduce how communities across the country are responding to the need to become more livable and age-friendly through changes in housing, transportation, and parks. She will provide resources to support communities. Danielle works to support AARP’s Network of Age-Friendly Communities – creating great places for all people of all ages. She is an urban planner by education and has nearly 20 years of professional experience contributing to more sustainable and resilient federal, state and local policy.
MGS: Supporting Successful Aging
The Montana Gerontology Society (MGS) was formed in 1982. A group of professionals, volunteers and educators founded the organization in order to provide opportunities for individuals interested in gerontology to share common concerns and ideas. MGS is governed by a 12 member Board of Directors elected by the membership.
The Montana Gerontology Society is dedicated to enhancing professional development and understanding among providers of services, seniors, volunteers, researchers, educators, students, and others associated with the field of aging. MGS has a membership of over 150 individuals.