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Welcome to GPLI!
Welcome to the website of the Gerontology Professionals of Long Island. First formed in 1990, GPLI has served as a networking and educational center for nurses, social workers, service providers, educators, advocates, students, and scores of other professionals who serve the aging population of Long Island.
GPLI Meetings for 2016-2017
On October 6, join GPLI for the inaugural meeting of 2016-2017, to be held at the Port Jefferson Community Center in Harborfront Park. The Board wanted this meeting to showcase the topic of Preparing Your Home for Aging and Caregiving. Not only is this information useful for you on a professional level, but in fact will help you with age-proofing your own home.
If you know of community members who might like to take advantage of this information, please invite them to join you, but be sure you RSVP to: firstname.lastname@example.org or call:516-317-3512. President Anthony Gonzalez will be sharing ideas gleaned from the design experts for demential care units in long term care and assisted living. Carolyn Gallogly will address the variety of new options, related to both accessibility and technology available to Boomers growing older. Other speakers are planned for this event, but not yet confirmed.
Join us for the light supper generously provided for us by AETNA Better Health and facilitated by Maggie Gonzalez. Those of you who were with us last year know the location and the hospitality, but if you are coming for the first time, check the parking behind the hotel next to the Community Center for close accessibility. Looking forward to catching up with all of you as we start another year of programs from Gerontology Professionals of Long Island!
This is a professional networking organization, split between Nassau and Suffolk counties. Our meetings are planned around topics brought forward by the Executive Board, or requested by the membership, with the goal of expanding our knowledge of current trends and future developments in the field of aging. If you join us and attend a meeting, you will have an opportunity to introduce yourself and your busines/agency before the meeting and to display your agency's informational materials.
Thanks to the generosity of the aging providers on Long Island, we are often able to hold our meetings in beautiful surroundings and share a light supper together before we actually begin our program. Relationships are often developed between members during these relaxed events. The program speakers, representing the best experts on Long Island in their respective fields, then speak or make presentations either as solo speakers, or as members of a panel. There are four of these meetings each year, with generally about 50 people in attendance. We split the locations between Suffolk and Nassau counties.
Not only will you gain the knowledge shared by the speakers, and some new professional connections, but you will also have a chance to experience some of the unique settings offered by our aging providers on Long Island, especially in the Assisted Living and Long Term Care sector.
Please join us and if you like what you see and hear, please support our efforts by officially joining for the minimal price of $30. Your membership dues support our communications efforts, some of our hospitality offerings, and our scholarship initiative.
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Membership Information Membership in GPLI entitles you to announcements of meetings and conferences, directories of membership, as well as the opportunity to regularly communicate with other professionals in the field of aging concerning professional growth, advocacy, and marketable services. There are four meetings each year, an annual June dinner, and occasional special events. There are two categories of membership: Organizational Membership (Two representatives for $50) and Professional ($30) and Student ($15). See Page 2 for an application.
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