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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:

Tuesday, September 12, 2017, 6pm:
Board Meeting

Wednesday, September 27, 2017, 2pm-4pm:
Fellows Seminar, Crozer-Keystone Health System

Tuesday, October 3, 2017, 6:00pm:
October Program: Telemedicine and Telehealth:
Defining the Future Impact on Senior Healthcare

Monday, December 4, 2017, 6:00pm:
Annual Meeting and Awards Dinner, Union League of Philadelphia

Telemedicine and Telehealth:
Defining the Future Impact on Senior Healthcare

Tuesday, October 3, 2017 – 6:00pm
The College of Physicians of Philadelphia
Thomson Gallery, 19 South 22nd Street
Philadelphia, PA 19103

Speaker Panel:
Dr. David Chess, MD: Geriatrician, internist, and entrepreneur with 30 years of experience in working to improve care for patients. He is a co-founder of Triple Care which provides access to high quality physician care after hours in post-acute settings via telemedicine.

Chris Schabowsky, PhD Program Manager and Healthcare Consultant at ECRI Institute in the Applied Solutions Group. He has his PhD in Biomedical Engineering. Chris has recently worked as part of a team that involved a means to compare telehealth platforms for decision-making and selection.

Paul Nordeman, MHA, NHA President and CEO of Meadowood Senior Living, a not for profit single site life plan community in Montgomery County, PA. He has been with this community since 2007, and has been instrumental in leading his team to develop and implement an innovative masterplan and strategic plan that includes the utilization of telemedicine and telehealth.

Beth Cwiklinski, MSW, MBAVice President of Residential Health Services at Meadowood Senior Living. She has worked as part of the team at Meadowood that operationalized the usage of telemedicine in both the skilled nursing and personal care areas of the Health Center.

Panel approach on how to best define the differences between telemedicine and telehealth, and how they can be part of the solutions to face future healthcare challenges in professional and front-line direct care, cost effectiveness, and ongoing quality improvement.

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.

Click here to register now!

Members: $30 / Fellows & Students: $30 / Non-Members: $40
Event + 2018 Early Bird Membership (includes balance of 2017): $80
Dinner will be served.

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

Network with Geriatrics Professionals in the Tri-State Area

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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Board Meeting

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Fellows Seminar

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October Program: Telemedicine and Telehealth: Defining the Future Impact on Senior Healthcare

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Annual Meeting and Awards Dinner

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