Wayne State Social Work presenters at the 2021 GSA Annual Scientific Meeting

The Gerontological Society of America will be hosting their 2021 Annual Scientific Meeting virtually from November 10 – 13, 2021. This year’s meeting will focus on the theme Disruption to Transformation: Aging in the “New Normal” and will highlight the following critical and timely topics facing the field of aging: Alzheimer's Disease and related dementias; the COVID-19 pandemic; family caregiving; long-term care; education and training; cognition, social isolation and loneliness; technology: older adult interface and use; minority and diverse populations; and social determinants of health and aging.

GSA 2021 will host than 2,000 symposia, papers, and posters this year. We encourage you to attend the following sessions hosted by faculty, staff and students of Detroit's Social Work School.

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On-Demand Offerings 

On-Demand: Doctoral Student Laura Sutherland, et al.
Poster: Social Support, Social Connectedness, and Loneliness II


Wednesday, November 10, 2021

2:30 – 4:00 pm EST: Associate Professor Tam Perry
Individual Symposium, An Exploration on Trust: Changing Time Horizons and Trust: Experiences of Aging With Hemophilia


Friday, November 12, 2021

10:00 – 11:30 am EST: Associate Professor Tam Perry
Individual Symposium, Training in Interdisciplinary, Practice-Oriented Minority Aging Research: Honoring the Work of Dr. James Jackson: Promoting Connections Through Creative Approaches to Research Engagement for Older African Americans


Friday, November 12, 2021

2:00 – 3:30 pm EST: Associate Professor Tam Perry
Individual Symposium, Reinventing Housing Care: Environmental Negotiations Made in Congregate Settings During COVID-19: The Enactment of Care: Lessons Learned From a Multisector Coalition Advocating for Those Living in Senior Housing

Friday, November 12, 2021

6:30 – 8:00 pm EST: Associate Professor Tam Perry
Individual Symposium, From Margin to Center: Intersectionality and the Politics of Environmental Gerontology: A Critical Examination of Senior Housing: Promoting Equity Through Ensuring Safe Spaces


Saturday, November 13, 2021

4:00 – 5:30 pm EST: Associate Professor Faith Hopp*, Part-time Faculty Elizabeth Chapleski, Associate Professor Clinical and Education Technology Coordinator Fay Keys, et al.
Paper Session, Environment and Aging: Detroit Needs Assessment Study: A Community Academic Partnership With the Detroit Area Agency on Aging

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