“Converging Paths, Building Resilience” is the theme of the Hawaii Pacific Gerontological Society’s 19th biennial conference at the Hyatt Regency Waikiki Beach Resort & Spa on Monday and Tuesday, September 12 and 13, 2016. St. Francis Healthcare System is a Gold Sponsor of this conference.
HPGS is a nonprofit organization dedicated to improving the quality of life for Hawaii’s older adults. It is the largest multidisciplinary group in Hawaii, with membership currently consisting of more than 400 older adults, caregivers, gerontology educators, medical and social service practitioners, health care providers, agency personnel and organizations from all sectors of the community. HPGS promotes understanding of the aging process, supportive services, and legislation to help people age with dignity and grace.
This year’s conference covers three topics:
- Empowering Communities: Increasing awareness and mobilizing older adults and communities in advocacy or other activities that improve the well-being of individuals, families, or the community.
- Converging Paths: Promoting private-public partnerships and breaking downs silos across the field of gerontology and beyond to optimize resources in our community to meet the needs of our aging population.
- Building Resilience: Developing the capacity of individuals, families, and communities to respond to major life events and crises, including life cycle events and disasters.
For more information about HPGS, click here. (http://www.hpgs.org)