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.


Speaker:  Peggy Determeyer, PhD, BCC
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
A retired board-certified chaplain, Dr. Peggy Determeyer received her PhD in the Medical Humanities with a concentration in Health Care Ethics and Policy from the Institute for the Medical Humanities at the University of Texas Medical Branch – Galveston.  Her dissertation examined ways that Community Bioethics Dialogues can be used to promote individualized personal decisions and advance care planning.  Peggy believes that all of us are or will be users of health care, and need opportunities to talk about our issues and experiences.  In the Dialogues, community members engage in discussions about a variety of health care topics, including treatment outcomes, mental illness and aging, and end-of-life decision making in facilitated groups using readings, guest speakers, and participant stories.  As the McGee Fellow in Bioethics and Aging, Peggy will be continuing her work on developing Community Bioethics Dialogues for diverse community groups, as well as developing programs and training for health care professionals, pastors, and others to provide humane, compassionate care for those who are ill and/or aging as well as offer support for family members.

Peggy and her husband of thirty-seven years have two grown children (one of which is married) and three spoiled cats.  Together, they enjoy kayaking, sailing, and traveling, while downtime will find Peggy with a book, sometimes with one of the aforementioned cats in her lap.

On Wednesday, April 26th
 PM Networking with bites and wine
6:30 PM dinner and presentation~!

Venue and Host:  Brookdale Galleria
2929 Post Oak Blvd, Houston 77056 (Between West Alabama and Westheimer)
Senior Living Solutions @ (713) 489-5368
About our Host: The Brookdale Galleria (formerly Hampton Post Oak) is an exclusive senior living community located in the bustling Galleria area. Residents of the Continuing Care Retirement Community (CCRC) enjoy a vibrant lifestyle and may transfer from Independent Living and Assisted Living to Skilled Nursing Care and Rehabilitation to meet changing needs. The beautiful residential campus offers restaurant-style dining in well-appointed dining rooms and an outdoor heated swimming pool along with fitness and wellness programs. Skilled Nursing Care is licensed and Medicare-approved, offering skilled nursing care supported by speech, physical and occupational therapies and other rehabilitation services as well as respite care and hospice.

Cost Dinner & Program: The dinner/program cost is $25 for non-members and $15 for supporting members. For students/ombudsmen who are members, the evening fee is $5. Dinner is free for members who are at the sustaining & corporate membership levels. The reduced guest fee attending with a member is $20.

Continuing Education contact hours will be offered.

                                            Serving the geriatric community and professionals in aging for over 30 years.


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PS  Do you know of a direct care worker who would like to elevate their credentials?
Suggest that they apply for the Houston Gerontological Society’s Scholarship.  

Congratulations to our new 2017 Board of Directors and new board members !

You are cordially invited to the Rethinking Alzheimer’s 2017
Professional Conference at the United Way on May 10th.  

A few of our 2016 and 2017 events:


Robyn Horn: FlyerMarch2017!


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

HGSLandauDec16 Poster

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

Oct2016ManciniFlyer                               ManciniArticle2016

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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