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2018 HPGS CONFERENCE

 

“FACING OUR FUTURE TOGETHER”

 

September 6 & 7, 2018

Ala Moana Hotel - Mezzanine Level

 

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STEP 1 - PLEASE ENTER YOUR INFORMATION:

 

Your registration fees include Continental Breakfast, Lunch and Thursday afternoon's Networking & Pupu Session - plus, a one-year subscription to Generations Magazine and a chance to win a trip for 2 to Las Vegas!

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Honolulu, HI 96812

STEP 2 - CHOOSE YOUR PAYMENT OPTIONS:

 

 

REMEMBER - Your registration fees include Continental Breakfast, Lunch and Thursday afternoon's Networking & Pupu Session - plus, a one-year subscription to Generations Magazine!

STEP 3 - MAKE YOUR PAYMENT

 

Please note: all registration fees include Continental Breakfast, Lunch and Thursday afternoon's Networking & Pupu Session at 3:15.  REGULAR REGISTRATION HAS BEEN EXTENDED TO 8/20/18

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Thursday, Sept 6

HOTEL ACCOMMODATIONS

 

The Ala Moana Hotel is offering HPGS Conference Attendees a 12% discount off the "Best Available Rate" for rooms in the Kona and Waikiki Towers, based on availability.

 

To get the discount, you can book and pay for your hotel reservation in two ways:

 

1. Go online: alamoanahotelhonolulu.com. Use Promo Code: HPGS18 or

2. Call the reservations department and identify yourself as part of the group Hawaii Pacific Gerontological Society, Central ID# 7162254246, Promo Code HPGS18.

 

Note:  The promo code will expire the day before the latest checkout date or, if there are no rooms available (meaning the hotel is sold out), whichever occurs first. The discount is only valid for HPGS18 between September 5 through 8, 2018.

 

Ala Moana Hotel Reservations: 800-367-6025 toll-free or 808-955-4811

 

ABOUT THE CONFERENCE

 

What are we doing as a society to assure an inexorable transition into old age?  As leaders in the field of gerontology, we are charged with doing what is necessary to ensure that we understand all that is involved in the aging process and its impact from a multidisciplinary approach; the physical, mental, social and economic aspects of aging. The last 100 years have seen dramatic advances in the number of persons living into old age. However, living longer has also increased the number of elderly suffering with age-onset diseases. Living longer poses the challenge of making those added years healthful.

 

Lack of resources to prepare for this aging wave mandates that we work together collaboratively. Meeting the many challenges of aging requires us to be innovative --- redefining, restructuring, expanding, shifting paradigms. For this reason, HPGS is working to position Hawaii as a leader in healthy aging through strong partnerships. Our goal is to provide an opportunity to come together, share strides in research, best practices, and collaborate that we may Face Our Future Together, making a difference in the lives of our kūpuna.

 

SCHOLARSHIPS HONORING TONY LENZER

 

To honor the late Dr. Anthony "Tony" Lenzer, first President of the Hawaii Pacific Gerontological Society, the 2018 HPGS Biennial Conference will award the first Tony Lenzer Scholarship Award to a qualifying student preparing for a career in gerontology. This perpetual award will serve to honor Dr. Tony Lenzer’s legacy of promoting the field of gerontology to Hawaii's students for many years to come.

 

As a gerontologist, Dr. Lenzer held Hawaii’s aging community at the forefront. He established the Gerontology Program for the University of Hawaii's School of Public Health in 1969. Throughout his career, Dr. Lenzer supported aging research and taught at the UH Manoa campus. As the first director of the UH Center on Aging from 1988 to 1993, Dr. Lenzer was passionate about supporting those students who had a desire to pursue education with the goal of meeting the needs of Hawaii's growing senior population.  It was Dr. Lenzer’s devise to contribute and provide scholarships annually through HPGS to keep his dream alive, supporting senior issues and building a stronger community.

 

CONFERENCE HISTORY

 

The first HPGS conference was held on February 5 and 6, 1981 at the Ilikai Hotel to highlight new developments and research in the gerontological field. That two-day event also focused on the problems of the elderly, strategies for their care and health maintenance, rehabilitation, and housing options. It was entitled "Conference on Aging."

 

Over the years, HPGS has continued to provide a forum where professionals, lay persons, and volunteers involved with aging can receive and exchange information and ideas, be kept up-to-date on new developments and research in the gerontological field.  Speakers with expertise from various disciplines related to aging are hailed from Hawaii, the continental U.S., and foreign countries.

 

The 2018 HPGS Biennial Conference will be the 20th conference. It will be held on September 6 and 7 at the Ala Moana Hotel. HPGS invites believes that the conference will be beneficial to everyone in the senior industry in the way of education, new information, best practices and networking opportunities.

 

The last HPGS conference was held on September 12 and 13, 2016. Its focus two years ago:

 

We are in the midst of a demographic shift that is shaping the way different generations relate to each other in both private and public spheres. Old age is perceived as a sign of frailty, dependency, and helplessness, as reflected in a public discourse dominated by the problems of aging. Although people continue to live healthy and independent lives for an average of 13-14 years after they retire, our society has yet to recognize and engage the full potential of our older adults. In recent years, we have seen intergenerational initiatives in the U.S. and abroad that have greatly impacted their communities. Intergenerational shared sites have been proven to provide mutual benefits for both young and old participants with regard to their educational, social, and care needs.

 

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