CCGG has a new membership structure for 2022! Please join us now!

Dear Friends,

At the beginning of this new year, the California Council on Gerontology and Geriatrics is excited to announce our new membership structure. We hope the revised membership fees help both current and prospective CCGG members engage in a number of network opportunities we are bringing to you this year.  The annual membership is valid on a calendar year basis (January 1 – December 31).  (As a thank you to those of you that joined in 2021 under the previous membership structure, we will provide a free 2022 membership to you!).

Renew or start your membership by signing up through our website (  Please share this news with your friends and colleagues, too!  You can find more information about upcoming events on our website (, Facebook and Instagram.

We hope to see you soon!

For any questions or suggestions related to CCGG membership, please send your message to CCGG Vice President Emiko Takagi (

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 /
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:

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 

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.