MGS 39th Annual Conference

MGS 39th Annual Conference

Montana Gerontology Society announces the 39th Annual Conference on April 12th & 13th.

Our theme, “A Team Approach to Aging Well”, will provide excellent, timely opportunities for learning and connecting with others. The conference will be held virtually and hosted from the Holiday Inn Downtown, Missoula. We are pleased to introduce our keynote speakers, Dr. Patrick Arbore and Dr. Julie Rickard.

Patrick Arbore, Ed.D., is a nationally recognized expert in the field of elder suicide prevention and grief services. He formed the Center for Elderly Suicide Prevention & Grief Related Services and founded the Friendship Line. He has devoted his life to increasing awareness of isolation, loneliness, and depression in older adults.

Julie Rickard, Ph.D., is a clinical psychologist at Parkside Mental Health in Wenatchee, WA. She is the founder and director of the Suicide Prevention Coalition of North Central Washington State, and CEO of Moment by Moment Suicide Prevention.

There will be three tracks to choose from, current topics, dementia and psychosocial topics. Visit for further information and registration.

Sponsors and Exhibitors will share information and resources from a myriad of services and programs for our senior population.

An Outstanding Member of the Year will be recognized as well as the Scholarship recipients will be announced during the conference.

Scholarship fundraising for students pursuing degrees in Gerontology will be held. Please email  if you would like to make a financial donation toward the scholarship fund or contact the conference planning team.

For each new member you recruit who joins MGS, we’ll put your name in for a drawing to win your registration fee back!! Please send your potential new member to the MGS website to register. He or she will indicate you as the person who made the referral!! Thank you!!

Don’t miss this opportunity!