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Geriatrics in Social Media
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Relevant, selected and quality social media resources from blogs and podcasts to community sites and Twitter users focusing on geriatrics and the issue of ageing.

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Geriatrics Community Sites, FaceBook Groups and Forums



Community Sites and Forums


CareGiving


  • Description: "Caregiving.com helps persons caring for family members and friends. At Caregiving.com, we walk with you on your caregiving journey. We feature the blogs of family caregivers, classes, webinars, a talk show, tips and comfort."
  • Quality: "Caregiving.com features the blogs of family caregivers, weekly words of comforts, free webinars and online support groups."

CareGiving

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FaceBook Groups


Facebook is a free social networking site where users can join groups. In these groups, members can post messages, interact with others or find relevant content. A few of the numerous geriatrics:




American Federation for Aging Research


  • Description and content: "AFAR is a nonprofit organization whose mission is to support and advance healthy aging through biomedical research. It is devoted to advancing the science of aging so that that all of us can live productive and independent lives."

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The American Geriatrics Society


  • Description and content: "The American Geriatrics Society (AGS) is a not-for-profit organization of over 6,700 health professionals devoted to improving the health, independence and quality of life of all older people. The Society provides leadership to healthcare professionals, policy makers and the public by implementing and advocating for programs in patient care, research, professional and public education, and public policy."

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GeriPal


  • Description and content: "GeriPal (Geriatrics and Palliative care) is a forum for discourse, recent news and research, and freethinking commentary. Our objective is to stimulate cross-fertilization of ideas. We aim to be inclusive. We welcome the perspectives of generalists, specialists, gerontologists, palliative care clinicians, and anyone else interested in care of the elderly or palliative care."

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The John A. Hartford Foundation


  • Description: "Founded in 1929, the John A. Hartford Foundation is a committed champion of health care training, research and service system innovations that will ensure the well-being and vitality of older adults. Its overall goal is to increase the nation’s capacity to provide effective, affordable care to its rapidly increasing older population. Today, the Foundation is America’s leading philanthropy with a sustained interest in aging and health."

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