Benefits of AAG Membership
As a member of the AAG, you will be a part of Australia’s largest community of gerontologists drawn from diverse professional backgrounds. Members include nurses, geriatricians, psychologists, physiotherapists, carers, social workers, policy makers, academics and researchers.
The multidisciplinary nature of the AAG provides members with the opportunity to network and learn from the expertise and experience of other professionals working in gerontology.
With Australia’s ageing population, professionals specialising in gerontology are increasingly in demand. Governments, organisations and educational institutions worldwide are recognising the importance of gerontology and are committing resources to the ageing and aged care sector’s ongoing development.
Being an AAG member provides you with the opportunity to:
- Stay informed
Keep up with the latest news and activities through:
- our weekly AAG Update - The Thursday Three
- our monthly AAG Policy & Practice Updates
- the quarterly Australasian Journal on Ageing
- access the Australasian Journal on Ageing (AJA) online or through an Apple App (Android App coming shortly); as well as search the back catalogue of AJA
- the bi-monthly Australian Ageing Agenda and
- our popular online webinars (for free) without leaving your office/ home and engage at the time or watch the recorded version later
Connect with researchers, as well as policy makers, aged care, health, allied health and other professionals working across the disciplines and sectors of ageing through events and activities run at the local, state and national level;
- through our Student and Early Career Group
- our active special interest groups
- the AAG Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Ageing Advisory Group (ATSIAAG) for the First Peoples of Australia and through AAG Friends of ATSIAAG for non-indegenous members
Plus internationally through our memberships of the International Association of Gerontology and Geriatrics and the International Longevity Centre – Global Alliance, which AAG is the executive office for the IAGG Asia/Oceania Region and ILC Australia
- Apply for a grant
You can seek a grant from the AAG Research Trust, exclusively for AAG members. There are three funding rounds offering ten grants that total $165,000.
Submit an abstract, present or attend AAG Conferences, events, and webinars. You’ll receive significant registration discounts and can apply for member only awards and bursaries.
- Advocate for change
Contribute to AAG’s submissions to government and other bodies such as Royal Commissions, as well as position papers and briefing papers to inform the development of policies and practice affecting older people.
Join State/Territory divisions and/or the National Board, Trustees and other committees including for the AAG Conference or the AAG Research Trust’s Grants Committee. You can also engage in one or more of AAG’s growing number of special interest groups.
Present at AAG and Government stakeholder forums and advisory groups.
You can be as involved as you want to be in AAG. It’s up to you. But remember you make a difference just by adding your name to our membership.
The AAG has different types of membership to suit your individual and organisational needs. So get involved now and join the AAG.