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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 2013-2014
June 17 Dinner Meeting at St. Joseph's College
Join your friends and colleagues at GPLI for Dinner & a Movie, on June 17 at 6:30 PM. The attached flyer gives your more details, but the bottom line is come join us at St. Joseph's College for a box supper and a joyous look at elders who continue to aim for their personal best in Age of Champions.
'Age of Champions is the award-winning documentary following five competitors who sprint, leap, and swim for gold at the National Senior Olympics. You’ll meet a 100 year-old tennis champion, 86 year-old pole vaulter, and rough-and-tumble basketball grandmothers as they discover the power of the human spirit and triumph over the limitations of age.
Age of Champions premiered to a standing ovation at the prestigious Silverdocs Film Festival and has since shown at more than 1,000 venues around the world. The Washington Post called the film "infectiously inspiring" and its characters have been featured in major media outlets including ABC, CBS, PBS, and NPR.' (from Age of Champions website.)
Total runtime: 75 minutes.
Join us, share a box supper, and celebrate the amazing side of our field!
The February meeting of GPLI, scheduled for Feb. 26, at 6:30 PM featured two guest experts on health care reform. Dr. John Sardelis, Associate Chairperson of Health Administration at St. Joseph's College, joined Shannon Prasad, Assistant Directory of Community Development for GuildNet, Inc. to present this topic for GPLI members and other interested professionals. The event took place at The Bristal of East Northport, 760 Larkfield Road.
With Health Care Reform, enacted and taking effect now in 2014, GPLI wanted to assess how this would impact the Aging. New York State has also made significant changes in how Medicaid is managed within the state. The ne ws is filled with both the costs and benefits of the new systems, and this is our chance to get some clarity about the situation.
We actually visited this topic for the first time in September of 2012, and returned to it again as the Nation moves on its quest for equitable, affordable health care for all. The road appears to be rather rough as we begin this journey, and GPLI hopes that we will leave this presentation somewhat more aware of the challenges ahead.
The Bristal of East Northport shared their beautiful facility with us for the evening, and served us a light complimentary supper. Julie Wexler was our host, and welcomed us all. All of the attendees had an opportunity to introduce themselves and their agencies to the rest of us during our networking session which precedes every meeting. Watch for the announcement about our next meeting in April which will be at Atria Hertlin Place in Ronkonkoma.
(Dr. Sardelis's presentation is available on this website through the link just before this article.)
Paul Wasser and Michael Acari Presenters at November Meeting
President Robyn Berger-Gaston and Board Member Sneh Thakkar
Rita and Robert catch up before the November meeting.
Board Member Anthony Gonzalez, Vice President Ed Scher and presenter, Bob Heppenheimer
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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/Student Membership ($35). See Page 2 for an application.
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