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All Gender Restrooms

All gender restrooms will be available in each venue. The JW Marriott location will be on the third level across from room 307, Wednesday through Saturday. The Austin Convention Center location will be on the first level across from the escalators on the Fourth Street side of the building, Wednesday through Sunday. The venues will label the restrooms with the following sign: All Gender Restroom.

Children

Supervised children are welcome in all areas of the conference except anyone under the age of 18 is not permitted in the exhibit hall during set-up or tear-down.

For those with children, there are in-hotel sitting childcare services offered by Austin's Best Baby Sitters.* Requests should be made beginning September 1.

*THE GERONTOLOGICAL SOCIETY OF AMERICA SHALL NOT BE LIABLE UNDER ANY CIRCUMSTANCE TO BUYER OR ANY OTHER PARTY FOR ANY SPECIAL, CONSEQUENTIAL, INCIDENTAL OR EXEMPLARY DAMAGES ARISING OUT OF OR IN ANY WAY CONNECTED WITH THE CHILDCARE PROVIDED. THESE CHILDCARE OPTIONS ARE NOT ENDORSED OR RECOMMENDED BY THE GERONTOLOGICAL SOCIETY OF AMERICA.

Nursing Room

For nursing mothers, a room is available at the Austin Convention Center for your privacy throughout the conference on level three across from room 10C.

Mobility Assistance

Wheelchairs and scooters can be rented from Martin Mobility. Call 512-476-0500, visit their website, or email This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.. GSA 2019 attendees receive $150 scooter rentals and $45 wheelchair rentals for the week. This price does not include delivery fees.

Five scooters are available for rent at the Convention Center and cannot be taken off the premises. These can be rented at the Convention Center Business Center for $35/day.

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