About Us

Welcome!

As we continue to lead longer and healthier lives, there is an unprecedented opportunity to benefit from the accumulated insights and experiences of older adults — but we must ensure that the world makes the most of this opportunity and that we all have the supports we need to be healthy as we age.

GSA is the oldest and largest interdisciplinary organization devoted to research, education, and practice in the field of aging. GSA’s principal mission — and that of our 5,500 members — is to promote the study of aging and disseminate information to scientists, decision makers, and the general public.

Founded in 1945, GSA is the driving force behind advancing innovation in aging — both domestically and internationally. Our members come from more than 50 countries.

We foster collaboration between physicians, nurses, biologists, behavioral and social scientists, psychologists, social workers, economists, policy experts, those who study the humanities and the arts, and many other scholars and researchers in aging. We believe the intersection of research from diverse areas is the best way to foster ingenuity, achieve the greatest impact, and promote healthy aging.

To further fulfill our mission, GSA assembles 4,000 professionals from around the world to an Annual Scientific Meeting. This monumental event now features more than 500 sessions each year. Additionally, we publish the field’s preeminent peer-reviewed journals.

Through networking and mentorship opportunities, we provide a professional “home” for career gerontologists and students at all levels. We know these individuals are our legacy and it is crucial we support those who follow in our footsteps.

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2018 Video Report

A video report on GSA's recent activities premiered at the 2018 Annual Scientific Meeting in Boston and was featured in GSA Spotlight TV. Learn about GSA's role in the Reframing Aging initiative, the plan to restructure the Society's governance, the success of the IAGG World Congress, GSA's work in cognitive impairment detection and adult vaccinations, and more!