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The Eastern Pennsylvania Geriatrics Society (EPGS)

Geriatrics is one of those words that means different things to different people. Recently, I asked several people what they thought the term meant. A tall, well-groomed university student said geriatrics is..."The study of old people". more»

Upcoming Events:

Forum for the 4Ms: Age-Friendly Health Systems

Wednesday, March 20, 2019 – 5:30pm
The College of Physicians of Philadelphia
19 South 22nd Street
Philadelphia, PA 19103

The Eastern Pennsylvania Geriatrics Society (EPGS), in conjunction with The College of Physicians of Philadelphia, invites you to attend an education session to learn Age-Friendly Health Systems. Age-Friendly Health Systems is an initiative of The John A. Hartford Foundation and the Institute for Healthcare Improvement (IHI) in partnership with the American Hospital Association (AHA) and the Catholic Health Association of the United States (CHA).

5:30 p.m. to 6:30 p.m. - Tour the Mutter Museum (heavy hors d'oeuvres provided)

6:30 p.m. to 7:30 p.m. - Keynote presentation on the JAHF-IHI Age-Friendly Health Systems initiative (dessert and beverage provided)

Keynote speaker:
Leslie Pelton, Director of Creating Age-Friendly Health Systems Initiative, Institute for Healthcare Improvement

About the Forum:
Leslie Pelton will discuss the Age-Friendly Health Systems Initiative and what the 4Ms mean, sharing experiences on how this has been implemented around the country.

We invite healthcare leaders and providers–executives, providers, practitioners, clinicians, educators, caregivers, and researchers–from all areas across the continuum of care to join us as we learn together about ways to better integrate and continually improve care and services that are mission-critical to serve older adults. This forum launches the EPGS' commitment to such a collaborative and far-reaching initiative.

Click Here To Register Now!
Members: $55 / Non-Members: $65

For more information, contact Nancy Carpey
at 610-812-1583 or

For sponsorship information, please contact Nancy Carpey.

This event is co-sponsored by the Eastern Pennsylvania Geriatrics Society (EPGS)
and The College of Physicians of Philadelphia.

Recent Events:

2018 EPGS Annual Meeting and Awards Dinner:
Monday, December 3, 2018 – 6:00pm

Thank you to everyone who attended our Annual Meeting and Awards Dinner on December 3, 2018 at the Union League of Philadelphia.

A special thank you to our Keynote Speaker and Grace W. Harrison award recipient, Dr. Katherine Galluzzi, from PCOM.

Our congratulations to our Award Recipients:

Amanda Del Signore, MA, Managing Editor, Annals of Long-Term Care, the Charles Ewing Memorial President's Award for extraordinary accomplishments in improving the lives of older adults.

Donna Brady Raziano, MD, Mercy Home Health Mercy LIFE, the Barbara Bell, MD Award for distinguished service in the field of Geriatric Medicine.

Lori Heyduk, RN, MSN, Holy Redeemer Health System, the Nancy Tatum, RN Award for distinguished service in the field of Geriatric Nursing.

Katherine E. Galluzzi, DO, CMD, FACOFPdist., Philadelphia College of Osteopathic Medicine, the Grace W. Harrison Award for distinguish service in the field of long term care.

Thank you to our Sponsors and Supporters who helped make this event possible:




A Special Thank you to PCA as a 2018 Corporate Member of EPGS.

Guns: Armed and Aging
The United States is facing a crisis in firearm violence as evidenced by school shootings, mass shootings and calls both for and against changes to be made in gun laws. Increasingly, older adults are killed by guns or are killing others with guns.

Wednesday, November 7, 2018 – 6:00pm
The College of Physicians of Philadelphia
Thomson Gallery, 19 South 22nd Street
Philadelphia, PA 19103

Speaker Panel:
Shira Goodman, Executive Director, CeaseFirePA
Jennifer Spoeri, Director, Older Adult Protective Services, Philadelphia Corporation for Aging
Ilene Warner-Maron, PhD, RN, Moderator, Assistant Professor, PCOM
Richard Brehant, Gun Permit Unit, Philadelphia Police Department

Panel Presentation:
Older adults, including those with dementia, depression, and psychosis, are at increased risk of being victimized or causing harm to others using a firearm. Since older adults now constitute the largest group of firearms owners, what should be the role of the geriatric health care team in the prevention of gun-related violence?

This panel will discuss the role of health providers in assessing, counseling and intervening for older adults at risk for gun violence.

This educational seminar is open to healthcare professionals and providers, practitioners, and others interested in this topic. Please feel free to pass this event information on to anyone who may be interested.

EPGS is Looking for a Few Good Men & Women!
Attention all Members: The Board of Directors Invites YOU to Become More Involved!
We have openings on the following committees and value your input:
  • Education Committee-responsible for planning educational programs
  • Finance Committee-responsible for creating a budget and running the financial affairs of EPGS
  • Membership Committee-supports efforts to increase membership, including website
  • Legislative Committee-responsible for advocacy & marketing EPGS
Committees meet by phone call, online and/or in person and are determined by the chairperson who serves on the Board of Directors.

For more information: Contact Nancy Carpey at 610-812-1583 or Nancy@EPGeriatricsSociety.org

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