The theme of the 2010 Gero-Ed Track was Enhancing and Sustaining Innovative Services for LGBT Elders and included several special sessions, namely an award winning documentary, on this topic. Our Kick-Off, Hot Topic Panel, and Film Festival were must-attend sessions for individuals interested in both LGBT issues and in gerontology!
Gero-Ed Track Kick-Off
October 15, 10:30 am-12:00 pm
Karen I. Fredriksen-Goldsen, a renowned expert in lesbian/gay/bisexual/transgender (LGBT) issues and older adults, opened the 2010 APM Gero-Ed Track with a discussion of the track theme Enhancing and Sustaining Innovative Services for LGBT Elders (PPT). For a full description of this event visit the Gero-Ed Track Kick-Off Web page.
5th Annual Gero-Ed Film Festival
The 5th Annual Gero-Ed Film Festival showcased films that addressed aging/intergenerational issues and showed positive images of aging. Visit our Gero-Ed Film Festival Web page for more information.
Infusing Gerontology in Your Textbook: Authors and Editors Workshop
October 15, 3:30-5:00 pm
During this session the authors and editors of generalist social work textbooks convened to discuss user-friendly strategies and resources for enhancing aging content in textbooks.
October 15, 6:00 pm-7:00pm
This annual reception was open to everyone interested in gero social work in order to foster new connections among individuals who share a commitment to older adults.
Hot Topic Panel
October 16, 10:30 am-12:00 pm
Hosted by the CSWE Gero-Ed Center and AGESW, the 2010 Hot Topic Panel addressed LGBT issues and aging from the transgender community’s and service providers’ perspective. Panelists were Loree Cook-Daniels (PPT), founder, Transgender Aging Network; Arielle Rosen (PPT), Director of Seniors Services, L.A. Gay and Lesbian Center; and Serena Worthington (PPT), Services and Advocacy for Gay, Lesbian, Bisexual, and Transgender Elders (SAGE). Nancy Kropf, Director of School and Professor, Georgia State University was the panel moderator.
Feature Film and Discussion: Ten More Good Years
Saturday, October 16, 1:30 pm-3:30 pm
This year's feature film was Ten More Good Years, an award-winning documentary depicting the lives of four gay elders. The film screening was followed by a Q & A with the director!
"I Don't Want to Work With Old People!"-Engaging Students in Gero Social Work
Saturday, October 16, 3:30 pm-5:00 pm
This interactive discussion touched upon innovative strategies and creative ways to engage students in gerontology from a career counselor, dean, faculty member, and student perspective. Student engagement requires community involvement and support!