Welcome to the Geriatric Interest Network of the Blair County Region (“GIN”)

Due to our current state of transition, we are not taking paid memberships at this time. If you’d like to be kept up to date on what’s happening with GIN, please send us an email with your contact information. Our secretary, Tommi Burchfield, will keep you up to date. We look forward to partnering with you as we move in a new direction!

Thank you for your interest in GIN!

The Geriatric Interest Network

The Geriatric Interest Network of Blair County Region is a nonprofit, tax exempt organization. The Network’s activities are guided by a Board of Directors and Task Force comprised of professionals representing various disciplines and business segments concerned with aging adults.The diverse nature of the Board and Task Force creates a unique perspective of aging as representatives bring views and experience from many different fields. Such diversity encourages a more holistic perspective of aging.

Through various programming and events, the Geriatric Interest Network strives to meet three basic objectives:

  • To provide opportunities for networking among professionals from varied services/disciplines.
  • To educate members on issues concerning older adults through professional conferences featuring a speaker and networking with others regarding available services.
  • To share common concerns or views on current issues facing older adults.

Our History

In 1988, a small group of service providers met to discuss the possibility of developing a means to get to know other providers who shared common interest in the older-adult population. As a result of that meeting, the Geriatric Interest Network of the Blair County Region began. The first educational presentation was offered in March, 1989, and educational programs and networking events have continued since then. The original leadership group was expanded to represent the diverse network of providers which emerged. In 1990, reorganization included a new category for general membership. The first resource manual for older adults was prepared in 1992. Throughout 1994-1995 strategic planning was completed to prepare the Network for continued growth and development. Annual conferences for professional and informal caregivers were added to the Network’s offerings.

GIN has served the Blair County region for more than two decades. The growth of the Network is directly related to the professional support and concern for older adults which has been demonstrated by our leaders and members. The Geriatric Interest Network of the Blair county Region stands as a tribute to the commitment of these community leaders.

Our Mission

Mission and Vision of The Geriatric Interest Network of the Blair County Region

New & Events

G.I.N. meets at times during the year to present low-cost educational programs.


Membership is open to anyone who is providing services or products to older adults.

The Professional Conference scheduled for September 22nd has been canceled due to unforeseen circumstances.