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What benefits are available to you through membership in AGESW?


Leadership in gerontological social work issues and promotion of aging content in university curricula.


AGEnda is a semi-annual publication that contains extensive interviews with gerontology experts, calendar of events, feature articles, internet resources, member publications and research opportunities.


Leadership in gerontological social work issues and promotion of aging content in university curricula.

Membership Meetings

AGESW hosts sessions for members during GSA, CSWE and other national conferences.


State and national associations on research, advocacy and educational projects, e.g., CSWE, NASW, John A. Hartford Foundation.


Mutual support from other social workers interested in gerontology through e-mail, links, an annual meeting, and a national network.

Research Agenda

Provides leadership in faculty and student scholarship and funding opportunities.

National Awards

Annual awards for Career Achievement, Leadership and Faculty Achievement are selected by AGESW members.

Membership Directory

Full listing of all AGESW members with contact information and research interests.


Experienced faculty work with new, young faculty in developing teaching skills and research.

What goals do gerontological social workers have?

Social workers want to help preserve the maximum independence, dignity, optimal functioning and requisite quality of life of older persons. They work to assist families in meeting their responsibilities to older members. Professional social workers attempt to develop social policies and programs to support older adults.

Become a member of AGESW today!

Individual dues are $30/1 year, $50/2 years. Institutional dues are $120/1 year, $200/2 years. Student dues are $15 per year. Click on the button below to download a printable PDF form of our 2005 application file, and mail it with your dues (payable to AGESW) to:

Dr. Matthias Naleppa Treasurer, AGESW 810 Marye Street Fredricksburg, VA 22401

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