Florida Geriatrics Society - Advancing Geriatric Care in Florida Since 1989 

     

2021 Annual Symposium

JW Marriott - Marco Island, FL

Due to COVID-19 the 2020 FGS Annual Meeting is being rescheduled as a limited virtual meeting that will be showcasing the presentations of the finalists for the David T. Lowenthal Award and include the FGS Board of Directors Annual Meeting. 

August 2020 Date/Time TBA  

Our Mission Statement

The Florida Geriatric Society is a nonprofit (501c6) organization devoted to improving the quality of life and advancing the health care of older adults through education, research, networking and improving public awareness of professionals involved with caring for the elderly living in Florida.

A Message from the FGS President:

For over thirty years, FGS has been your organization to offer relevant resources for your profession as a geriatric provider.

We are the state affiliate of the American Geriatrics Society, the premiere professional organization for geriatric professionals.

FGS offers a network of geriatric practitioners with expertise in clinical aspects, logistics and pitfalls of practice. You receive up-to-date information on clinical, legislative and reimbursement issues in geriatrics.

Join today and help FGS be the voice of geriatric healthcare in Florida. Together, we can provide the best possible care for our aging citizens.

All the best,

Ronald Garry, MD, FACP, AGSF

FGS President 2018-2020

Naples Premier Concierge

Special Section:  Coronavirus (COVID-19) Updates and Resources 

The FGS is monitoring the CDC, the Florida Dept of Health, along with other state and federal agencies  for updates , recommendations and advisories. For the most up-to-date information visit the Florida Department of Health or the Center for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC). 

On February 11, 2020 the World Health Organization announced an official name for the disease that is causing the current outbreak of coronavirus disease, COVID-19. CDC will be updating their website and other CDC materials to reflect the update.

  • Pay attention for potential COVID-19 symptoms including fever, cough, and shortness of breath. If you feel like you are 

developing symptoms, call your doctor/County Health Dept

To review current state or local COVID-19 data visit the Florida Department of Health special COVID-19 Dashboard reporting site.  Here you can find daily updates on number of tests, # of positive cases, hospitalizations, and deaths by county and/or zip code.  DOH Dashboard


It’s IMPORTANT to call ahead before visiting your CHD or health care provider. Offices must take proper steps to avoid further spread of COVID-19 when a concerned patient arrives for a medical appointment.

People at Risk for Serious Illness from COVID-19  

Early information out of China, where COVID-19 first started, shows that some people are at higher risk of getting very sick from this illness. This includes:

  • Older adults (those 60 years or older)
  • People who have serious chronic medical conditions like:
    • Heart disease
    • Diabetes
    • Lung disease

If a COVID-19 outbreak happens in your community, it could last for a long time. (An outbreak is when a large number of people suddenly get sick.) Depending on how severe the outbreak is, public health officials may recommend community actions to reduce people’s risk of being exposed to COVID-19. These actions can slow the spread and reduce the impact of disease.

If you are at higher risk for serious illness from COVID-19 because of your age or because you have a serious long-term health problem, it is extra important for you to take actions to reduce your risk of getting sick with the disease.

For additional information on COVID-19 click on logo below to open in new screen: 

               

For any other questions related to COVID-19 in Florida, please contact the FL Department of Health's dedicated COVID-19 Call Center by calling 1-(866) 779-6121.  The Call Center is available 24 hours a day

Inquiries may also be emailed to COVID-19@flhealth.gov.

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