The Productive Aging Special Interest Section (formerly Gerontology SIS) provides a forum that fosters professional development and clinical excellence for practitioners, educators, students, and researchers concerned with the occupational needs of older adults. Section activities address practice, research, legislation, and education related to the full continuum of care for the aged. This Special Interest Section was one of the original five created by AOTA in 1977 (the others were Developmental Disabilities, Mental Health, Physical Disabilities [now Rehabilitation & Disability], and Sensory Integration [now Sensory Integration & Processing]).
We offer AOTA members opportunities to exchange information, gain new knowledge, network, and collaborate
with each other through:
- Quarterly articles,
- Electronic dialogues,
- Continuing education programs,
- Advisory councils,
- Updates on current employment, legislative, and regulatory issues, and
- Linkages with interdisciplinary organizations.
Productive Aging SIS Quarterly articles (open to all members)
SIS Quarterly Practice Connections publication (open to all members)
Alzheimer’s Disease FAQs
Novice Gerontology Practitioner FAQs
Low Vision FAQs
Productive Aging SIS Discussion Forum (open to all members)
Low Vision Forum (open to all members)
Driving and Community Mobility Chats
To join the Productive Aging SIS, contact AOTA Membership at 301-652-2682, ext. 2769 or toll-free at 1-800-SAY-AOTA (1-800-729-2682).
Productive Aging SIS Standing Committee Members (Term of Office, 2016-2019)
|Jenny Martinez, OTD, OTR/L: Chairperson
||Noralyn Pickens, PhD, OT: Quarterly Editor
| Emily Barr, OTD, OTR/L: Communication Coordinator
|Sarah Blaylock, MS, OTR/L: Professional Development Coordinator