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2019
Friday, October 11th
7:00 AM

4th Annual Social Gerontology Conference Program

Center for Social Gerontology, Georgia Southern University

7:00 AM

Presentation Materials Available

9:10 AM

Making Sense of Caregiving

TimMarie Williams, Georgia Southern University

Breakout Session One

9:10 AM - 10:00 AM

Presentation Materials Available

"Shacking Up" and Settling Down: Cohabitation in Middle and Late Adulthood

Nadia Flanigan, Georgia Southern University
Jennifer Zorotovich, Georgia Southern University

Breakout Session One

9:10 AM - 10:10 AM

Presentation Materials Available

10:10 AM

Using Experiential Techniques with Older Adult Clients

April Miller
Jordan Raulerson
Sarah Anklam

Breakout Session Two

10:10 AM - 11:00 AM

Presentation Materials Available

Your Local Area Agency on Aging: Rockin' the Ages

Peggy Jo Luukkonen, Coastal Area Agency on Aging

Breakout Session Two

10:10 AM - 11:00 AM

Presentation Materials Available

11:10 AM

Disaster Preparedness for the Medically At Risk Non Institutionalized Population

Jennifer E. Hogan

Breakout Session Three

11:10 AM - 12:00 PM

Presentation Materials Available

Volunteers Speak About What They Look for in a Volunteer Opportunity - Implications for Volunteer Programs to Improve Recruitment and the Volunteer Experience

Deb Blackburn, GSU Area Senior Companion Program

Breakout Session Three

11:10 AM - 12:00 PM

12:00 PM

Your Mind Matters

Adam Harris, Eastern Wellness Center

Ballroom

12:00 PM - 1:10 PM

1:10 PM

Ageism and Negative Portrayals of Older Adults Through TV Media

Unique Davis, Georgia Southern University

Ballroom

1:10 PM - 1:50 PM

Aging to Enjoy Life

Brenay Brown, Georgia Southern University

Ballroom

1:10 PM - 1:50 PM

Dancing Your Way to Improved Cognitive Functioning: An Interactive Activity for Those in Residential Care

Hillary Kaplan, Georgia Southern University

Ballroom

1:10 PM - 1:50 PM

Declining of Dementia: Exploring Risks of Diabetes and Obesity

Kayla Hickmon, Georgia Southern University

Ballroom

1:10 PM - 1:50 PM

Depression Among the Older Adult Population

Cassie Cain, Georgia Southern University

Ballroom

1:10 PM - 1:50 PM

Elder Abuse: The Silent Struggle

Jordan Battle, Georgia Southern University
Jane Mackenzie, Georgia Southern University
Elise Swanson, Georgia Southern University
TimMarie C. Williams, Georgia Southern University

Ballroom

1:10 PM - 1:50 PM

Factors That Affect Cognitive Decline in Older Adults

Kendall Willis, Georgia Southern University

Ballroom

1:10 PM - 1:50 PM

Older Adults Utilizing Service Animals in Rural Residential Care Facilities: A Research Proposal

Madeline Smith, Georgia Southern University

Ballroom

1:10 PM - 1:50 PM

Pot Decorating and Planting: An Interactive Activity That Targets Cognitive Development among Older Adults

Madeline Tufford, Georgia Southern University

Ballroom

1:10 PM - 1:50 PM

Research Summary: Are Changes in Productive Activities of Older People Associated with Changes in Their Well-Being? Results of a Longitudinal European Study

Sarah Wong, Georgia Southern University
Rebecca G. Ryan, Georgia Southern University

Ballroom

1:10 PM - 1:50 PM

Social Lives of Older Adults

Wick Geiger

Ballroom

1:10 PM - 1:50 PM

The Gems of Dementia

Maegan Yawn, Georgia Southern University

Ballroom

1:10 PM - 1:50 PM

When I Am an Old Woman, I Shall Wear Purple...or Blue or Green

Cassie Chambers, Georgia Southern University

Ballroom

1:10 PM - 1:50 PM

Women Celebrities' Opinions on Why Growing Old Isn't So Bad

Kaitlyn Kramer, Georgia Southern University

Ballroom

1:10 PM - 1:50 PM

2:00 PM

Opioids and Older Adults-is there a problem?

Jennifer E. Hogan

Breakout Session Four

2:00 PM - 2:50 PM

Presentation Materials Available

Turning the Intangibles of Person Centerd Care in to Measurable Data

Gwenyth Johnson, Second Wind Dreams

Breakout Session Four

2:00 PM - 2:50 PM

3:00 PM

Building Minds, Communities and Allies: The Transformative Impact of The Learning Center of Senior Citizens, Inc.

Roger Smith, Senior Citizens, Inc.

Room 1909

3:00 PM - 3:50 PM

Pain management for senior health

Pamela J. Worrell-Carlisle PhD, Georgia Southern University

Breakout Session Five

3:00 PM - 3:50 PM