Faculty and students at the Institute of Gerontology are engaged in a variety of professional and community outreach efforts at many levels – locally, statewide, regionally, and nationally. These efforts encompass a range of activities, including education for the public as well as for health care professionals, from gerontology faculty to local groups.

Alzheimer’s Association Memory Walk

Each year, our students, staff and faculty join the Alzheimer’s Association Walk to End Alzheimer’s™ and unite in a movement to reclaim the future for millions. This is the nation’s largest event to raise awareness and funds for Alzheimer care, support and research. 

Be a Santa to a Senior Program

Each year, our students collect items for the Be A Santa to a Senior program. Home Instead Senior Care partners with local non-profit and community organizations to identify seniors who might not otherwise receive gifts this holiday season. The company then works with local businesses and retail stores to help facilitate the purchase and distribution of gifts by placing trees and ornaments within their various locations. Each senior’s gift requests are written on a Be a Santa to a Senior tree ornament.

Sigma Phi Omega

Sigma Phi Omega (SPO) is the National Academic Honor and Professional Society in Gerontology. The SPO students at the Institute of Gerontology are involved in a wide variety of community outreach efforts. Click here for information

Aging 101 For Georgia

Aging 101 for Georgia was developed and produced to provide key information about aging in Georgia. This video targets older adults and their adult children, as well as those who work with elders. It incorporates experts on topics such as nutrition and caregiving, the Director of the Georgia Division of Aging Services, and a number of elders who share their wisdom and experiences.

The video can be accessed from this site and is available as a free DVD, while supplies last. Aging 101 for Georgia is a 90-minute video, but you can watch it a chapter at a time by clicking on the appropriate heading of interest below. You will also find an accompanying list of some of the very best free web resources.

Aging 101 for Georgia was conceptualized and directed by Dr. Anne Glass, professor emerita and former Aassociate Ddirector of the Institute of Gerontology, on behalf of a statewide collaborative initiative, the Gerontology Education and Training Alliance of Georgia (GET-AGE). The project was funded by a grant from Healthcare Georgia Foundation, and was produced through the University of Georgia’s Center for Teaching and Learning in 2009.

FULL VIDEO: Aging 101 for Georgia


  1. Introduction
  2. Physical Health & Normal Aging
  3. Healthy Eating
  4. Exercise
  5. Sunsreen, Sleep, & Healthy Habits
  6. Stroke
  7. Health Care
  8. Medications
  9. Memory Loss
  10. Lifelong Learning
  11. Staying Connected
  12. Fight Ageism
  13. Planning Ahead
  14. Home Modifications
  15. Medicare & Medicaid
  16. Caregiving
  17. Aging Network
  18. Adjusting to Change

*Closed-caption is available on the DVD.