- At #AGS18, innovation for “young & young at heart” finds common home at Disney & in #geriatrics http://ow.ly/3XLU30j3MKW
- What do #geriatrics & @Disney have in common? More than you might think thanks to @AmerGeriarics’ #AGS18 http://ow.ly/3XLU30j3MKW
New York (March 20, 2018)—Home to the American Geriatrics Society (AGS) 2018 Annual Scientific Meeting (#AGS18), the Walt Disney World Resort® in Orlando, Fla., has long been a place for the “young and young at heart”—but it shares more with geriatrics, the health specialty dedicated to expert care for older adults, than you might think.
In the same year that Walt Disney announced plans for his iconic theme park, then-President Lyndon Johnson proposed an equally ambitious program, Medicare, to ensure older Americans like Disney could continue contributing to our communities for as long as possible. Since then, the same creativity and innovation that helped Disney change the landscape of central Florida has also helped geriatrics shape a more supportive landscape for clinical practice, public policy, and public and professional education serving us all as we age—something more than 2,500 geriatrics health professionals and advocates will revisit at #AGS18, held May 3-5 (pre-conference day May 2) at the Walt Disney World Swan & Dolphin Resort®.