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Welcome to EPGeriatricsSociety.org
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:

Using the Tango in the Treatment of Parkinson's Disease: Cognitive Interaction and Parkinson's
Note: 1.5 hours of CEUs approved for NHA credit by NAB

Tuesday, March 21, 2017 – 6:00pm
Union League of Philadelphia
140 S. Broad Street
Philadelphia, PA 19102

Madeleine E. Hackney, PhD
Assistant Professor of Medicine/Research Track, Emory School of Medicine, Division of General Medicine and Geriatrics

Dr. Hackney holds a BFA in Dance from New York University, Tisch School of the Arts, and a Ph.D. in Movement Science from Washington University in St. Louis. Her work has characterized the effects of gender, attention, disease and unfamiliar skills on locomotion by examining challenging gait tasks to gain insight into which tasks need rehabilitative emphasis. She has also designed and analyzed exercise programs such as traditional exercise, Tai Chi, partnered dance and adapted tango classes, which have been shown to improve physical function and quality of life in people with Parkinson's Disease, older adults and those with serious mental illness. Her research received media coverage in the New York Times, Scientific American, National Public Radio and in Musicophilia, by Oliver Sachs. At the Atlanta VAMC, she has continued to research the effects of adapted tango and balance programs for older adults with low vision, the "oldest old", as well as continued work in enhanced rehabilitative methods for people with Parkinson's Disease.

This educational seminar is open to healthcare professionals and providers, practitioners, those diagnosed with Parkinson's Disease along with family members, and all others interested in this topic. Please feel free to pass this event information on to anyone who may be interested.

Click here to register now!

Members: $35 / Non-Members: $40
Special: Renew Membership or Join Now: Program + Membership $75 (discounted membership normally $75, now program and membership $75)

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

Join the EPGS:
Your support strengthens our ability to offer quality educational and networking programs like this one which enhance the quality of geriatric care. To become a New Member or Renew your current Membership, simply complete the online payment form: Individual or Corporate.

Recent Events:

December 5, 2016:
The EPGS Annual Meeting and Awards Dinner

Thank you to everyone who attended our Annual Meeting and Awards Dinner on December 5, 2016 at the Union League of Philadelphia.

A special thank you to our Keynote Speaker, Barbara Bradley Hagerty, Former Contributor to NPR and author of a new book, Life Reimagined.

Our congratulations to our Award Recipients:
Terri Clark, MPH, Prevention Services Coordinator, Action Wellness, the Charles Ewing Memorial President's Award for extraordinary accomplishments in improving the lives of older adults.
Joel E. Streim, MD, Professor of Psychiatry, University of Pennsylvania, the Barbara Bell, MD Award for distinguished service in the field of Geriatric Medicine.
Dequilla Hurt, NP, Crozer-Keystone Health Network, the Nancy Tatum, RN Award for distinguished service in the field of Geriatric Nursing.
David Hoffman, JD, FCPP, David Hoffman & Associates, PC 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:


Thank you to PCA as a 2016 Corporate Member of EPGS.

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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