AZGS IS COMMITTED TO IMPROVING THE HEALTH AND WELL-BEING OF OLDER ADULTS IN ARIZONA
Welcome To the Arizona Geriatrics Society
The answer is in the number of people needing care.
Year US POPULATION OVER 65 years OVER 85 years
2000 35 million 4 million
2050 78 million 31.2 million
As the population of older adults continues to rise rapidly, the number of expert geriatric professionals is on the decline.The Arizona Geriatrics Society (AzGS) works to ensure the best of care for older Arizonans.
To meet healthcare needs today and in the future, the AzGS is dedicated to the development of professionals in geriatrics and gerontology who are committed to employing best practices in healthcare for older adults.
Membership is open to all who care for older adults, including physicians (geriatricians and primary care physicians as well as surgical and medical specialists), nurse practitioners, physician assistants, dentists, psychologists, nurses, social workers, case managers, long term care and assisted living facility administrators, occupational and speech therapists, and any other allied professionals providing care to older adults in Arizona.
Now is the time to share your knowledge and expertise with this growing and dynamic professional association.
Fall Symposium "Geriatrics in a Disrupted New World"
Friday and Saturday, October 1 and 2, 2021
Embassy Suites by Hilton, Phoenix/Tempe
4400 S Rural Rd Tempe Arizona
Details forthcoming - Save the Date!
Thank You to all who participated in our First Annual
"Age Friendly Health Care Systems"
in conjunction with UA Banner Phoenix
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Congratulations to our AzGS
Annual Award Winners 2020
Geriatrician of the Year - Mel Hector, MD
Gerontologist of the Year - Amanda Sokan, PhD, MHA, LL.B
Lifetime Achievement Award - Gary Salzman, MD
Thank you to our society sponsors