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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 February 28, join GPLI for our winter meeting of 2016-2017, to be held at Dominican Village, 565 Albany Ave. in Amityville. This meeting will focus on Self Management of Health, specifically targeting Heart Wellness. Health professionals from Huntington Hospital/Northwell Health will present three topics:
Signs and Symptoms of Heart Failure
Healthy Heart Diet
Common Medications Treating Heart Failure
Dominican Village, a non-profit Long Island Assisted Living Facility, is hosting the meeting and will be providing dinner at your arrival, 6:30 PM.
Please join us and consider a membership in this professional, networking organization. GPLI has been active since 1990 and continues to bring education and professional development to the Long Island gerontological community. RSVP to 516-317-3512 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
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: email@example.com or call:516-317-3512.
Put these dates on your calendar for this year, so that you don't miss out on any of the GPLI events.
October 6, 2016, 6:30-8:30
Preparing Your Home for Aging and Caregiving
Port Jefferson Community Center, Harborfront Park
Advocacy for Long Island Seniors Initiative: Melville, NY
Keynote speaker: Marcy Houle, M.S., Co-author of The Gift of Caring: Saving our Parents from the Perils of Modern Health Care.
Sponsored by Goidel Law Group.
February 28, 6:30-8:30
Dominican Village Learning to Live a Healthy Heart Lifestyle: Self Management Strategy
April 6, 6:30-8:30
Island Nursing and Rehabilitation Center Inc.: Asian Culture and Aging
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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