The Information and Networking Site for Professionals
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 2015-2016
Next Meeting is April 6 at 6:30 in Patchogue, NY.
St. Joseph's College, 155 West Roe Blvd. (Off Service Rd. of Sunrise Highway, at Exit 52.)
Cutting Edge Issues in Older Women's Health Care: Keeping Us Heart Healthy and Strong.
This program focuses on some of the health concerns of older women: cardiac care, joint and bone health, and the systems set up to treat them. Besides questions of cardiac care for women, speakers will address joint replacement surgery decisions, maintaining joint and bone health, falls prevention and the role of physical therapy in supporting women growing older.
Scholarship Information Available
This spring GPLI once again makes available the Dr. Carolyn Gallogly Educational Scholarship. The form is available here as a Word document. Please download this document and pass it around to students who might be eligible for this $1000 Scholarship.
Put these dates on your calendar for this year, so that you don't miss out on any of the GPLI events.
September 24 , 6:30-8:30
Palliative Care From a Medical Director's Perspective
Adult Day Health Care, Gurwin, Commack, NY.
November 18, 6:30-8:30
Adult Protective Services...What We Need to Know
Bristal Massapequa, 400 County Line Rd., Massapequa, NY.
February 25, 6:30-8:30
CHAT: Conversations, Health, and Treatments
AETNA Better Health, Port Jefferson, NY
April 6, 6:30-8:30
Cutting Edge Issues in Older Women's Health Care
McGann Conference Room, St. Joseph's College, Patchogue, NY
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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