Anthropology at the GSA meeting? AAGE guide

The Annual Scientific Meeting of the Gerontological Society of America (GSA) is one of the world’s most largest and most important conferences in gerontology. This year, Samantha Solimeo (AAGE President, 2013-15) was named a GSA Fellow, joining other notable AAGE members like Dena Shenk, Steven Albert, Peggy Perkinson and J. Kevin Eckert. Yet despite this recognition, anthropologists are still a minority within the Behavioral & Social Sciences section. Finding anthropologists at the massive meeting can be like finding a needle in a haystack! Thankfully, past-president Iveris Martinez has compiled a list of panels featuring AAGE members so that you can attend and support your fellow anthropologists. Download a PDF copy here

Below is a list of some presentations by anthropologists and AAGE members. If you are presenting and don’t see your name, let us know in the comments! (*AAGE members in bold)


WEDNESDAY, NOVEMBER 14


790 4:30pm-6:00pm | Beacon E (S) ID SYMPOSIUM: OPTIMIZING OTC MEDICATION USE: PACKAGING, HUMAN FACTORS, PHARMACY REDESIGN

Chair: M. A. Chui
Discussant: S. M. Albert

Improving OTC Medication Safety Through a Refined System Redesign Intervention in a Community Pharmacy, M. A. Chui, J. A. Stone, R. Holden, N. Jacobson, S. Albert, C. H. Phelan, C. Lester, A. Reddy

Optimizing OTC Labeling for Use by Older Adults, L. Bix, M. W. Becker, B. Martin, R. Breslow, L. Liu, Harben, S. Esfahanian

Mobile Application to Support Safer Medication Decision Making and Behavior of Older Adults, R. J. Holden, P. Srinivas, N. L. Campell, D. O. Clark, K. S. Bodke, M. A. Boustani, D. Ferguson, C. M. Callahan

860 6:00pm-8:00pm | Hall C (CC) SRPP POSTER: ENVIRONMENT, HOUSING, AND AGE-FRIENDLY COMMUNITIES

217 Age-Friendly Communities: Implementation and Evaluation, C. J. Tompkins, G. Walker, J. King, N. Snider
218  Age-Friendly Design: Community Design Charrettes Conducted With AGHE Host Sites (2016–18), A. DeLaTorre, M. Perkinson, M. L. Cannon, M. Claver, E. Dobson, I. L. Martinez, E. Özer, M. W. Sweatman
219  Assessing the Rural Built Environment to Support Older Adults Mobility and Social Interaction,
B. Jeffery, N. Muhajarine, P. Hackett
220  City-Level Correlates of Membership in Networks of Age-Friendly Communities in the United States, O. Tunalilar, A. DeLaTorre


THURSDAY, NOVEMBER 15


1160 12:00pm-1:30pm | Hampton (S) ID GSA FELLOWSHIP COMMITTEE SYMPOSIUM: THE
PURPOSES OF LONGER LIVES: A FOUR-FIELD PERSPECTIVE FROM GSA FELLOWS

Chair: S. M. Albert
•

Purpose Is an Emergent Property of an Aging System, S. Jazwinski
Well-Being in Late Stage Dementia: How Will We Know It When We See It?, A. M. Kolanowski
Preference-Based Living: Examining Older Adults’ Preferences for Everyday Living Through the Lens
of Research and Practice, K. S. Van Haitsma
Housing the Aged: Public Policy at the Crossroads, J. Pynoos

1200 1:00pm-3:00pm | Hall C (CC) BSS POSTER: HEALTH BEHAVIORS

48  “I Can’t Eat That Much”: Older Adults’ Lived Experiences of Diabetes Dietary Recommendations, S. E. Chard, E. Roth, L. Henderson, L. Girling, B. H. Wallace, C. Quinn, K. Eckert


FRIDAY, NOVEMBER 16


2015 5:00pm-6:30pm | 206 (CC) BSS GSA RESEARCH, EDUCATION, AND PRACTICE
COMMITTEE SYMPOSIUM: LIVING AND THRIVING WITH DEMENTIA: RESEARCH, EDUCATION, AND PRACTICE WITH TIMESLIPS AND MOMENTIA
Chair: M. A. Perkinson Co-Chair and Discussant: W. Lustbader
• Gerontological Research, Education, and Practice
Through the Lens of Humanistic Scholarship, M. A. Perkinson
Imagination and Evaluation: What Research Reveals About the Benefits of Participating in TimeSlips,
 D. George
Momentia: A Community-Based Approach to Dementia-Friendly Programs, M. Becker
Process Evaluation of a Dementia-Friendly Communities Program, Our Time Has Come, S. Lin


SATURDAY, NOVEMBER 17


2535 5:00pm-6:30pm | 209 (CC) SYMPOSIUM: DELIVERING PATIENT- CENTERED CARE TO GERIATRIC POPULATIONS: VETERANS HEALTH ADMINISTRATION PRACTICE INNOVATION

Chair: S. Solimeo

Development of an Interprofessional Interventionto Improve Functional Status Measurement in VA Primary Care, F. Nicosia, M. J. Spar, M. A. Steinman, R. T. Brown
Geriatric Patient-Aligned Care Teams in the Veterans Health Administration: How Are They Structured?,
J. Sullivan, O. Adjognon, K. Shay, K. Harvey,
E. Yaksic, O. Intrator, J. Moye, S. Solimeo
Developing a Whole Health Geri-PACT: What Matters Most, M. Moseley, H. Murff, J. Powers, N. Salloum, C. Noel, S. Misra
Mental Health Integration in Geri-PACT, E. Kube, B. Hicken, J. Moye, G. Harris, J. Sullivan
Cost of Care for Veterans Receiving Primary Care in Patient-Aligned Care Teams (PACT) vs. Geriatric PACTs, C. Phibbs, B. Kinosian, J. Hong, W. Scott, T. Edes, R. Allman, K. Shay, O. Intrator

Jason Danely is President of AAGE. He is Senior Lecturer of Anthropology at Oxford Brookes University. He has been conducting fieldwork-based ethnographic research looking at aging, caring, grief, and ritual in Japan since 2005. His book, Aging and Loss: Mourning and Maturity in Contemporary Japanwas published in 2014 by Rutgers University Press. He is also editor of Transitions and Transformations: Cultural Perspectives on Aging and the Life Course (Berghahn 2013). From 2011-2015, he served as Editor-in-Chief of Anthropology & Aging, the journal of AAGE. He has received awards from the Fulbright Foundation, the Japan Society for the Promotion of Science, the Center on Age & Community, SSRC and the John Templeton Foundation. He received his PhD in Anthropology from the University of California, San Diego.

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