About Our Members

Who We Are

The American Geriatrics Society (AGS) is a not-for-profit organization of health professionals devoted to improving the health, independence and quality of life of all older people. The Society provides leadership to healthcare professionals, policy makers and the public by implementing and advocating for programs in patient care, research, professional and public education, and public policy.

Our Mission

To improve the health, independence and quality of life of all older people.

Our Vision for the Future

We are all able to contribute to our communities and maintain our health, safety, and independence as we age; and older people have access to high-quality, person-centered care informed by geriatrics principles.

Strategies for Achieving Our Vision

  • Expand the geriatrics knowledge base through disseminating research
  • Increase the number of health care professionals who employ the principles of geriatric medicine in caring for older persons
  • Recruit physicians and other health care professionals into careers in geriatrics
  • Advocate for public policy that promotes the health and independence of older Americans with the goal of improving health, quality of life and healthcare systems serving us all as we age
  • Raise public awareness about the ways geriatrics can support older people remaining active, independent and engaged in our communities

AGS Membership

Our members represent the diversity of professions involved in the overall care for older adults.

Anyone with an interest in geriatric healthcare is welcome to join the American Geriatrics Society. Our current membership is comprised primarily of geriatrics healthcare professionals, including physicians, nurses, researchers, medical educators, pharmacists, physician assistants, social workers, physical therapists, health care administrators, and others.

AGS Member Demographics



AGS Member Demographics

Number Persons over 65, 1900 - 2030

Persons over 65

By 2030, when the youngest baby boomers reach retirement age, the number of Americans 65 and older will have doubled, topping 70 million.

Top Five Reasons to Get Involved and Support the 2020 AGS Annual Meeting

Healthcare professionals look to the AGS Annual Meeting as the primary source of current information on managing the complex, chronic health problems often faced by older adults. Annual Meeting Supporters and Exhibitors play a crucial role in helping the AGS present new knowledge and skills to professionals who are on the front lines of geriatrics research and clinical practice.

The top five reasons for your organization to get involved with the AGS in 2020 are:

  1. Network with the leading professionals involved in the health and well-being of older adults
  2. Distribute information regarding the latest treatment developments
  3. Disseminate information to those who are in the “front line” of care for older adults
  4. Identify current needs and issues in the industry
  5. Promote knowledge of the special healthcare needs of our rapidly expanding older population