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Wanted: New SOG state advocates!

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This program is getting rejuvenated and we are looking for volunteers who would like to be their state advocate, working at the local level to advocate for older adults. Some of the responsibilities of an advocate are:
  1. Provide two-way communication between SoG and the chapter.
  2. Communicate with SoG members in your state when there are geriatric-related issues, courses, meetings, etc. in your chapter
  3. Hold at least two activities each year to promote increased awareness and knowledge of PT for the older adult in your chapter. Examples:
    • The Section can send a booth, promotional materials, and raffle items to you for display at your chapter meeting.
    • Facilitate one of your chapter’s courses (at a meeting, regionally, etc) to be a geriatric topic.
    • Organize a study group for the GCS exam.
    • Hold an awareness/consumer education event at a LTC facility, senior center, mall, etc. Could be osteoporosis seminar, balance and falls awareness fair, exercise for Seniors event, etc. (Support resources for these types of events available through the Section)
    • Contact three community health fairs that are already occurring, and get a local PT to attend and participate.
    • Through personal contact, get 20 people who would identify as having a Geriatric practice focus to sign up for APTA’s “Find a PT” database.
    • In concert with your chapter, hold a fitness screening for older adults
    • Develop a relationship with a state agency that handles elder issues
    • Start a Geriatric Special Interest Group within your chapter, if it doesn’t already exist (counts as two activities!)
    • Come up with your own ideas to promote PT for the older adult in your state!
If you are interested and would like more info, please contact the SoG Advocate Coordinator Beth Black, PT, GCS, at . more

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