Share Your Expertise & Insights!     For Senior Living operators, the COVID-19 pandemic has impacted the way they provide care and services to residents and their families, as well as the manner in which they lead their teams and conduct business and daily operations. Through it all, their commitment to the safety and well-being of everyone involved, while supporting the highest quality of life possible for residents has remained steady and strong.

As CALA looks to build educational programs in 2022 that provide helpful insights, best practices and lessons learned – with an eye toward navigating the present while holding a vision for the future – we invite you to consider submitting a proposal. Whether you’re from within or outside the profession, the possibilities for learning transfer and engagement are endless: from wellness to technology, resident and dementia care, leadership development, marketing, legal and regulatory considerations, business practices and more.

If you’re interested in sharing your expertise and insights by presenting an engaging, interactive learning session with practical, ready-to-use take-aways, please take a moment to explore the Submission Guidelines and consider how spending a little time with us is a win-win proposition. Submit a proposal today!

 Proposal Deadline: January 12, 2022   At this time, CALA is seeking proposals for these conferences: Spring (Northern California): June 6 – 8, 2022 Fall (Southern California): November 7 – 9, 2022  

Submit a Proposal  

Contact: Jan Trifiro
Vice President of Workforce & Professional Development
(916) 448-1900 jan@caassistedliving.org / www.CAassistedliving.org
 
The California Assisted Living Association (CALA) is the only association solely representing the state’s Residential Care Facilities for the Elderly, which encompass Assisted Living, Memory Care, and Continuing Care Retirement Communities. CALA represents approximately 670 providers and 150 associated businesses and provides leadership through advocacy efforts and education to support providers in their efforts to offer the highest quality programs and services to their residents. Members range from small independently operated communities to large multi-national organizations.  

Fall 2021 Showcase

Showcase Overview 

The California Council on Gerontology and Geriatrics (CCGG) will be hosting a Fall Showcase that gives an opportunity for students, faculty, and the greater community to share their work and research with the larger CCGG community. The spring and fall showcases provide a wonderful forum to connect and learn about the work that our colleagues are doing. It is also great for presenters to be able to share their information with a smaller, highly engaged audience.  

December 2  from 9:00-11:00am and will be held via Zoom video conferencing.  Please mark your calendar to join us even if you are not interested in presenting your research/work. 

Students, faculty members, service providers in aging, and all others working in gerontology, geriatrics, and older adult programs throughout the state of California are invited to apply. If you are interested in submitting a proposal for the Fall Showcase, please see the “Presenter Information” below. Attendees will be voting on presentation award(s) for the “Best in Show” with an award for the winner! 

Presenter Information

CCGG is currently seeking abstracts for short virtual presentations on recent research. You will have 10 minutes for the presentation and 5 minutes for Q&A. Presentations will occur over Zoom, and presenters may create 6-7 PPT slides or a poster to share during their presentation. The PPT slides or poster will be submitted online 1 week in advance of the Showcase.

Prepare the following before you enter the submission survey:

1. Presentation Title

2. Primary Author/Presenter (Name, Degree, Institutional Affiliation, Email, Phone Number)

3. Co-Authors (Name, Degree, Institutional Affiliation, Email Address)

4. Abstract* (250 words or less)

  • Background
  • Objective(s)
  • Methodology 
  • Results / Analysis
  • Conclusions / Implications 

Proposal Process/Notification of Acceptance

We welcome abstracts which examine a variety of gerontology and geriatric issues such as housing/lack of housing, scientific, education, social justice, workforce development, policy, and advocacy issues in the field of aging.  

When you are ready to submit your proposal, visit the submission site: https://csus.co1.qualtrics.com/jfe/form/SV_d5SGOA3iu8nb1z0

The deadline of submission is 10/15/2021.
We will notify our decision via email by no later than 11/1/2021.

Accepted presenters will be asked to provide their presentation slides by 11/19/2021

Questions?  Contact us at donna.jensen@csus.edu 

CCGG Presents…Secrets to a Healthy Brain – Watch a recording of the presentation…

How much red wine is healthy for the brain and body? How about coffee?? What about the Keto diet? Curious? Read on.


THANK YOU to Dr. Dean Sherzai and the California Council on Gerontology and Geriatrics committee that made our first “CCGG Presents…” event about brain health (followed by a series of great discussions about hot topic in aging) a wonderful success! Please enjoy this recording of Dr. Sherzai’s presentation.


https://youtu.be/nYD5D9-7oQc

Fall 2021 Showcase – Call for Abstracts

Showcase Overview 

The California Council on Gerontology and Geriatrics (CCGG) will be hosting a Fall Showcase that gives an opportunity for students, faculty, and the greater community to share their work and research with the larger CCGG community. The spring and fall showcases provide a wonderful forum to connect and learn about the work that our colleagues are doing. It is also great for presenters to be able to share their information with a smaller, highly engaged audience.  

December 2  from 9:00-11:00am and will be held via Zoom video conferencing.  Please mark your calendar to join us even if you are not interested in presenting your research/work. 

Students, faculty members, service providers in aging, and all others working in gerontology, geriatrics, and older adult programs throughout the state of California are invited to apply. If you are interested in submitting a proposal for the Fall Showcase, please see the “Presenter Information” below. Attendees will be voting on presentation award(s) for the “Best in Show” with an award for the winner! 

Presenter Information

CCGG is currently seeking abstracts for short virtual presentations on recent research. You will have 10 minutes for the presentation and 5 minutes for Q&A. Presentations will occur over Zoom, and presenters may create 6-7 PPT slides or a poster to share during their presentation. The PPT slides or poster will be submitted online 1 week in advance of the Showcase.

Prepare the following before you enter the submission survey:

1. Presentation Title

2. Primary Author/Presenter (Name, Degree, Institutional Affiliation, Email, Phone Number)

3. Co-Authors (Name, Degree, Institutional Affiliation, Email Address)

4. Abstract* (250 words or less)

  • Background
  • Objective(s)
  • Methodology 
  • Results / Analysis
  • Conclusions / Implications 

Proposal Process/Notification of Acceptance

We welcome abstracts which examine a variety of gerontology and geriatric issues such as housing/lack of housing, scientific, education, social justice, workforce development, policy, and advocacy issues in the field of aging.  

When you are ready to submit your proposal, visit the submission site: https://csus.co1.qualtrics.com/jfe/form/SV_d5SGOA3iu8nb1z0

The deadline of submission is 10/15/2021.
We will notify our decision via email by no later than 11/1/2021.

Accepted presenters will be asked to provide their presentation slides by 11/19/2021

Questions?  Contact us at donna.jensen@csus.edu 

Seeking Staff/Volunteers in Senior Services for Doctoral Dissertation Research

Mary Tabata (a colleague through the California Council on Gerontology and Geriatrics) is working on her doctoral dissertation analyzing the potential influence on the perception of authentic leadership factors and trust in management on team performance outcomes. Participants should be staff or volunteers in senior service organizations (of any type). Please consider taking this survey if you qualify.

Here is the link to my survey.

https://eastern.qualtrics.com/jfe/form/SV_4ShKtTaD5WqV6LQ

 –

Mary C Tabata, MS, MBA, CAGS

PhD Candidate, Organizational Leadership

Assistant Editor, International Journal of Multicultural Education (IJME) 

Eastern University, Cohort 8

mtabata@eastern.edu

310-986-9237

Spring 2021 Showcase: Another Success!

THANK YOU to all who attended the CCGG Spring 2021 Showcase. Students and faculty from several institutions, community members and NAPG members were in attendance to learn from 6 excellent presentations. The “Best in Show” award, including a $50 Amazon gift card sponsored by MMZ Law, went to Jesse Archer, alum of California State University Long Beach, who presented his research about Caregiving in Quarantine.

If you would like to view the Showcase, please visit:

https://csus.zoom.us/rec/share/s0v38iQK3cJvynnCrfBoHhnaLbq_74hOP_aIHnxxu4rVg2f9IMvaye6e52E4aED_.SoVhBMuh_jxtgW2c

Stay tuned for the date of our Fall 2021 Showcase, to take place virtually in December 2021.