Florida Geriatrics Society - Advancing Geriatric Care in Florida Since 1989
Our Mission Statement: The Florida Geriatrics Society is a nonprofit 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 2020-2022 FGS President:
It is an honor to be named the first nurse practitioner as President of this highly recognized state organization. The Florida Geriatric Society (FGS) was established in 1989, and is the state affiliate for the American Geriatric Society. We are an organization that is devoted to improving quality of life and advancing the health care of older adults through education, research, and advocacy.
My Goals for my tenure are to:
I hope you will consider becoming a member today As a member you will receive up-to-date information on clinical and legislative issues, network with healthcare providers from across Florida, be provided relevant resources and continuing education related to the geriatric population.
Thank you again for this honor. I hope to meet you all in the future. Stay safe,
Debra A. Allan Danforth, DNP, APRN, FAANP, FGS President
Much emphasis has recently been put on the current COVID-19 and its varients vaccinations and boosters and now is a great time for all adults to review the CDC Recommended Vaccinations for Adults over 65 years of age, use the CDC Vaccine Assessment Tool below to determine which vaccines you need and then schedule with your healthcare provider. No data is collected nor stored by the Florida Geriatrics Society regarding entries made during the use of this Assessment Tool.
If you have need to schedule a visit with your healthcare provider it is IMPORTANT to call ahead before visiting to learn what their office protocols are for your visit. Offices are taking many additional steps and procautions to help mitigate further spread of COVID-19 when a patient arrives for a medical appointment.
Read more about who is at greater risk and how to protect those that are:
If you are at increased risk for serious illness from COVID-19 due to age or because you have a serious chronic health problem, it is extra important for you to take actions to reduce your risk of exposure to the disease.
Data collected from around the world indicates since the Pandemic began that people with certain underlying conditions are at higher risk of getting very sick from this illness. These conditions include but are not limited to: