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Connecting Research, Policy & Practice since 1964

Australian Association of Gerontology’s (AAG) 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.

AAG's Patron is the Governor-General of the Commonwealth of Australia, His Excellency General the Honourable David Hurley AC DSC (Retd). previous patrons

The multidisciplinary nature of our association is one of our key strengths. With 1,455 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.

Members connect through forums, workshops, seminars, webinars and conferences, as well as through engaging in policy and advocacy initiatives through committees and special interest groups.

AAG’s Strategic Priorities 2017-2020 outlines the purpose, principles and goals for the organisation which sets the framework for developing Annual Plans.

AAG is a not-for-profit membership-led organisation, structured as a company limited by guarantee. It is Trustee for the Australian Association of Gerontology Research Trust (which has deductible gift recipient status), as well as being the executive office for the International Association of Gerontology and Geriatrics - Asia Oceania Region and the International Longevity Centre – Australia. AAG’s flagship peer reviewed publication is the Australasian Journal on Ageing.

AAG is well networked with the academic and research community through its Collaborating Research Centres covering all areas of ageing research in Australia.

AAG receives funding from the Australian Government 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.

AAG’s strategic direction is to increase its voice and influence across the breadth of ageing through providing independent, evidence informed and multi-disciplinary approaches in collaboration with key stakeholders.

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