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Q: What are the Association for Gerontology in Higher Education (AGHE) and the National Academy on an Aging Society (NAAS), and how are they related to The Gerontological Society of America?
A: Both are branches of GSA that support its mission. AGHE is GSA's educational unit and NAAS is GSA's policy institute.

Q: If I am a GSA member, does that make me an AGHE/NAAS member, or vice versa?
No. GSA offers membership to individuals, while AGHE offers membership to institutions/organizations. NAAS does not offer memberships.

Q: What is a GSA fellow and how do I become one?
Fellowship is a recognition by peers in GSA for outstanding contributions to the field of gerontology and represents the highest class of membership. You need to have been a member for at least five years and a nomination from a current fellow is also required. See our fellows page for complete details.

Q: Does GSA provide physician referrals for patients?
GSA does not provide referrals to health care providers. However, we do have several resources for older Americans seeking medical and community support:

Q: Does GSA maintain security standards for its website?
Yes. The website employs an SSL protocol to keep all user data private.