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Pennsylvania Geriatrics Society

Western Division

Virtual Fall Program - November 10th

We invite you to attend the society's virtual Fall Program. While we were looking forward to an in-person event, the society’s main concern has been and remains protecting the health and welfare of all attendees.  We look forward to welcoming you to what promises to be a superb presentation. 

The program features a Vendor Showcase prior to the lecture. Attendees who virtually visit all exhibitors will be entered into a drawing for a chance to win a copy of Dr. Karlawish's book:  

The Problem of Alzheimer's: How Science, Culture, and Politics Turned a Rare Disease into a Crisis and What We Can Do About it

PA Geriatrics Society - Western Division         Fall, 2021 Newsletter


The Society has compiled list or resources which may be helpful for organizations and businesses that serve older adults. Check the site periodically as we will continue to update this list as new information becomes available. Contact Nadine Popovich at if you have a resource that we can add to the list. 


Home Centered Care Institute


OHSU Center for Ethics in Healthcare

What COVID-19 Exposed in Long-Term Care Documentary by Jewish Healthcare Foundation 

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  • Stay up-to-date by signing up for Allegheny Alerts  and subscribing to COVID-19. 


United Way's PA 2-1-1 Southwest has established a formal arrangement to assist the Allegheny County Health Department. 2-1-1 resource navigators can provide general information about health questions related to the virus, referring those who need further evaluation to the Health Department;  connect individuals and families with services to meet emergency basic needs, like food, rent and utility payments; and provide the latest CDC guidelines and recommendations from local authorities. Those seeking help should dial 2-1-1, text their zip code to 898-211, or visit

United Way’s PA 2-1-1 Southwest is a trusted source for reliable information. To receive text messages with the most up-to-date information and resources, sign up at

GoodRX Iis offering Coronavirus (COVID-19) Screening and Triage at no charge.

Allegheny County Medical Society


Telehealth Payment Toolkit


  • The PA Department of Health - COVID-19 site lists frequent updates on confirmed cases in the state, overview information about Coronavirus, social media graphics that you can post, state press releases, guidance, and links to many resources.


Self-care for providers - These apps are providing free subscriptions to providers (headspace requires an individual NPI). The apps focus on mediation, and other relaxation techniques.

Headspace is offering free subscriptions to all US healthcare workers in 2020, given the circumstances. This is a mindfulness meditation app that comes highly recommended, though not usually inexpensive. To redeem a free subscription, one must provide his/her state and NPI, name, and email address.

Ten Percent Happier is another program/app offering free access for health care workers, with a PROMO Code of HEALTHCARE (in ALL CAPS). One needs to download the app onto a mobile device—a desktop computer will not work—and must log into the app using the same method used to redeem access on the website. The company asks that no one create more than one account and cautions that the website has been overwhelmed, thus necessitating multiple attempts to redeem access.

Who We Are

As a regional affiliate of the American Geriatrics Society, the organization provides leadership for professionals, policy makers and the public in the area served. The organization aids in the efforts of the American Geriatrics Society in developing, implementing and advocating programs in patient care, research, professional education, public policy and public information for the Pennsylvania and region.

The strategic goals of the PAGS-WD are to:

1. Promote geriatric education for all geriatric healthcare professionals.

2. Provide an active forum and opportunity for networking and engagement with other professionals who share an interest in improving care for the older adults

3. Advocate for programs and public policy, which will improve the
health and well being of older adults.

4. Encourage students and residents to pursue a career in geriatrics.

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As a member, you are an integral part of the Society and aid in our efforts and mission: to EDUCATE, COMMUNICATE, and ENGAGE healthcare professionals (representing all disciplines) in the provision of quality healthcare for all older persons.  Strengthen our voice and become a member today.

Member benefits

This is an example of member benefits. Describing advantages for your members can help you to attract new members.

Connection: You are connected to a larger group banded together to produce positive results for geriatric health in our region.

Conferences & Programs: We  provide quality education and networking opportunities for geriatric health professionals, and members can attend at a reduced registration fee.  Check out our events page for more information.

Free Informational Services: The Society keep you  in touch with your peers and current issues through the  web site, newsletter and email updates of emerging issues relevant to geriatric health. 

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About us

The Pennsylvania Geriatrics Society – Western Division is dedicated to improving the health and well-being of all older persons. It is a non-profit organization of physicians and other health care professionals committed to the provision of quality health care for older persons.

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Pennsylvania Geriatric Society - Western Division
850 Ridge Avenue
Pittsburgh, PA  15212
412-321-5030  FAX 412-321-5323


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