Our purpose is to improve the experience of ageing through connecting research, policy and practice.
Since 1964, AAG has been Australia's peak body linking professionals working across the fields of ageing. The multidisciplinary nature of our association is one of our key strengths. With almost 1,300 members across every State and Territory in Australia, our members include researchers, aged care leaders, geriatricians, nurses, allied health professionals, policy makers, advocates for older people and others with expertise in ageing.
Our over-arching aim is to improve the experience of ageing by connecting research, policy and practice.
We are evidence-informed: Our views are based on gerontological research, practice knowledge and the experiences of older people
We are multi-disciplinary and holistic: We put older people’s lives and environments at the centre of our work by bringing together those with interests in all aspects of ageing research, education, policy and practice
We are independent: While we acknowledge the contributions of different groups, we are not beholden to the interests of any profession, institution, service sector or interest group
We are collaborative: We bring together our members and key stakeholders to enhance the experience of ageing
We are fair: We are committed to promoting equity of access and outcomes for all older people in Australia and internationally
Our activities are funded through a range of sources, including member fees, bequests and government funding. This funding enables us to inform and promote evidence informed policy and practice in ageing, aged care and dementia, and improve equity of access and outcomes for older people from diverse communities, as well as older Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples and communities.
Our patron is the Governor-General of the Commonwealth of Australia, His Excellency General the Honourable David Hurley AC DSC (Retd).
AAG members and National Office staff works on the unceded lands of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Peoples around Australia. We pay our respect to the Elders and peoples past and present. We acknowledge the Traditional Owners of Country throughout Australia and their continuing connection to land and culture.