The Pennsylvania Geriatrics Society – Western Division is dedicated to improving the health and well-being of all older persons. It is a non-profit organization of physicians and other health care professionals committed to the provision of quality health care for older persons.
As a regional affiliate of the American Geriatrics Society, the organization provides leadership for professionals, policy makers and the public in the area served. The organization aids in the efforts of the American Geriatrics Society in developing, implementing and advocating programs in patient care, research, professional education, public policy and public information for the Pennsylvania and region.
The strategic goals of the PAGSWD are to:
1. Promote geriatric education for all geriatric healthcare professionals.
2. Provide a an active forum and opportunity for networking and engagement with other professionals who share an interest in improving care for the older adults
3. Advocate for programs and public policy, which will improve the
health and well being of older adults.
4. Encourage students and residents to pursue a career in geriatrics.