SGS Reports & Strategic Plans
May 12, 2022
Recommendations from the 2018 inaugural Southern Gerontological Society (SGS) priorities survey report led to substantive outputs including the development of conference tracks, a peer-reviewed publication and subsequent presentations, a webinar series, and two new standing committees (Gerontological Education and Advocacy). The survey subcommittee also recommended that SGS conduct a survey of priorities with respect to aging in the South at least every three years. To honor that recommendation, the second SGS priorities survey (Survey 2.0) was sent to members and stakeholders in April and May of 2021. The SGS Priorities Survey 2.0 Executive Summary explains the methodology and content of the survey, describes respondent demographics, presents the findings, includes a discussion of evolving SGS priorities, and offers recommendations resulting from the project. Additional information can be found in the SGS Priorities Survey 2.0 Full Report
February 20, 2020
Executive Summary of SGS Service Priorities
In 2018, the Survey Subcommittee of the SGS Development Committee disseminated a survey to current and previous members and associated stakeholders. The goal was to obtain a consensus on what respondents felt were the most important issues faced by older adults in the South, in order to establish a regional agenda for SGS with particular focus on research and service priorities. This summary details findings from the service priorities component of the survey. The full report is available upon request. It is important to note that the survey participants included only individuals who are or were associated with SGS. Their responses must be interpreted within the context of their background, experiences, and understanding of the needs of older adults in the South.
April 8, 2019
Executive Summary of SGS Research Priorities
In 2018, the Survey Subcommittee of the SGS Development Committee disseminated a survey to current and previous membership. The goal was to obtain a consensus on what respondents felt were the most important issues faced by older adults in the South, to help establish a regional agenda for SGS with particular focus on research and service priorities. This report details findings from the research priorities component of the survey.