The Houston Gerontological Society

has served Houston’s professional community since 1986 
and is dedicated to strengthening and enhancing current
and future services for older adults and their families.


What a fabulous dinner we had on March 14th at
Clarewood House with speaker Conner Greenspan, LNFA!


Save the date for our next evening and dinner,
Tuesday, April 24th, at the new River Oaks Assisted Living!

Registration coming soon.

 HGS is now accepting 2018 dues.

Renew or sign up today!

scholars2017graduation-cap The Houston Gerontological Society’s
Certified Nurse Assistants (CNA)
2017 scholarship winners !


Rayshell Butler
Arkadina Taylor
Marie Noel-KemiangIn loving memory of one of the
HGS founding members Dr. Ruth DeHart.


CNA Scholars Celebration

Students enjoying CNA 2017-2018 scholarships!

Congratulations to our 2018 Board of Directors and new board members !

HGS actively networks in the gerontological community.
Our table on October 24th at the United Way’s ESPN event

A few of our 2016, 2017, and 2018 evening
networking lecture events:


Conner Greenspan is currently the Texas Healthcare Association Region 7 Chair. He is in the Class of 2018, American Healthcare Association Future Leaders Program, and he is the Advocacy Board Member for the Texas Healthcare Association Board of Directors.

Mr. Greenspan earned his Nursing Facility Administrator license with HMG Healthcare where he has worked in that capacity for the last 5 years, operating 4 different nursing facilities in Houston and surrounding areas over that time.

Dinner was fantastic at Clarewood House.  Since its inception, it has been continuously inspired by a close relationship with the Methodist churches of Houston. In addition to offering weekly, non-denominational worship services to residents in our chapel, there is an in-house chaplain available to provide on-going guidance and prayerful support to residents and their families.   Located at 7400 Clarewood Dr, Houston, TX 77036  Phone(713) 774-5821               Map to Clarewood House

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Holiday Celebration of Aging and the Arts!

With presentations by Teri Miller, MS, OTR, and Jennifer Hackney, MT-BC, 30 November 2017

Holly Hall Retirement Center, 2000 Holly Hall St, Houston, TX 77054

Teri Miller, MS, OTR, is the Early-Stage Programs Manager at the Alzheimer’s Association-Houston and Southeast Texas Chapter, where she has been employed since 1996. Teri has also served as an adjunct faculty member at Texas Women’s University Graduate School of Occupational Therapy, where she co-taught Issues in Adaptation: Intervention with Alzheimer’s Families.

Jennifer Hackney, a Board Certified Music Therapist and a Music Therapist all over the world. With this experience, she intimately understands the power of music to reach and connect people regardless of age, culture, language, and abilities.








Vivienne Armstrong, RN, gave a wonderful and informative presentation to HGS on October 25th
to a full house on LBGTQ Issues in Aging!

Hosted by Village in the Heights!  Fabulous meal and event.
Pictured below were just the appetizers by our generous host Village of the Heights!
The meal was also amazing, topped with celebration chocolate mousse that was delicious.
Hosted by Village of the Heights
407 Studewood, Houston 77008

Vivienne Armstrong, MSN, RN, is a volunteer with Ed-U-CARE, Inc., Dallas, TX.   She is an registered nurse (RN) with a Master of Science in Community Health Nursing from Texas Woman’s University, combined with 40 years of experience in a variety of settings, including acute care, nursing education, community health, home health, and hospice care.

  • Member, American Nurses Association and Texas Nurses Association.
  • Served on various city, county and state community health-related boards, commissions and committees to improve services for the elderly and those with HIV.
  • Recognized with many prestigious awards for professional development and community service achievements.
  • Born in Tennessee, grew up in Pennsylvania, New Jersey and California. Lived in Colorado, Oklahoma and Vermont.
  • As residents of Dallas, Vivienne and her spouse of 46 years, Louise Young, PhD, have been long time activists involved in the area’s social and political life.
  • Now as a retiree, Vivienne is committed to improvement of the health care and services for older adults including the Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual and Transgender (LGBT) community.
  • Member, Board of Directors and Education Committee of Ed-U-CARE, a local nonprofit organization focused on caregiver education and training. Vivienne has presented basic training on working with older LGBT adults to nursing and social service providers.
  • Certified SAGECare trainer.

PatTalley (2)Patrick Talley
Tuesday, 19 September 2017

Aging 2.0:  Technology and Seniors,
absolutely inspiring!

Overture Tanglewood hosted the reception and dinner at Maggiano’s Little Italy, 2019 Post Oak Blvd, Houston 77056

Overture Tanglewood, 504 Bering Dr., Houston 77056 is Houston’s 55 and better active adult rental community !
Ask about after Harvey short-term residential specials @ (713) 344-9223.


Photo by Dwight C. Andrews/The University of Texas Medical School at Houston Office of Communications Dr. Carmel Dyer - Internal Medicine Geriatrics and Chief of Staff ad interim at LBJ General Hospital    Dr. Carmel Bitondo Dyer – Internal Medicine Geriatrics and Chief of Staff ad interim at LBJ General Hospital







Dinner and lecture was held at The Forum at Memorial Woods, 777 North Post Oak Road, Houston, TX 77027
Brief bio of Carmel Bitondo Dyer, MD, FACP, AGSF
Roy M. and Phyllis Gough Huffington Chair in Gerontology
Nancy P. & Vincent F. Guinee, M.D. Distinguished Chair
Professor, Division of Geriatric and Palliative Medicine
Executive Director of the Consortium on Aging
Special Assistant to the President



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Speaker:  Peggy Determeyer, PhD, BCC      Program Flyer:  April2017HGS  

McGee Fellow in Bioethics and Aging at the Hope and Healing Center and Institute
Community Bioethics Dialogues: A Method for Engaging and Empowering the Public Regarding Aging and Health Care Issues        Host and Venue:  Brookdale Post Oak
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CMS Equity Plan for Medicare:  Implications for Seniors with Health Disparities
Venue:  St. Dominic Senior Center









Medical Decisions and the Ethics:  Flyer2017Jan

LandauSpeakerEEManaging Difficult People During the Holidays! 
Recipes for Making the Holidays Brighter & More Effective
With Robert Landau, on Tuesday, December 6, 2016, at The Buckingham

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Aging Life Care Association Conference

Aging Well:  Meeting the Challenge

DoubleTree by Hilton Greenway Plaza
6 E. Greenway Plaza, Houston, TX 77046

This is not an HGS event, but it might be of interest to our members, so we are announcing it in that spirit.

Barbara Mancini Photo-2Compassion and Choices: End of Life Series Part II with Barbara Mancini, R.N.
On Thursday, October 13, 2016, at The Abbey at Westminster Plaza, at 5:30 PM







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SandraGomezMDPalliative Care: End of Life Series
Part I
with Dr. Sandra Gomez, Memorial Hermann Physicians Network: On Wednesday, 14 September 2016, at Brookdale Galleria on Post Oak







DrGomezFlyer:  Please share with your associates.

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