Maine Gerontological Society


The Maine Gerontological Society is a statewide association of individuals and organizations interested in issues that affect older adults in the state of Maine. The society has the charge of serving as the leading interdisciplinary association on aging.

The Maine Gerontological Society is dedicated to giving equal voice to the diverse aging-related interests of the academic, practice, and general communities, and promoting active participation by administrators and planners, policymakers, practitioners, educators, researchers, business people, students, older adults, and others.

MGS emphasizes the offering of education and training opportunities for its members so that as a society and in our professions we may be well informed and play an active role in shaping aging policy and services in Maine in the years to come.


Maine Gerontological Society Focus on Real Aging in Maine Photo Contest


Amateur and professional photographers of all ages submitted 82 photos celebrating the lives of older Mainers! The photos far exceeded our expectations in quality and in their depiction of the diversity of older people’s lives and their contributions to Maine towns, economic vitality, and way of life. 

Click here for the Focus on Real Aging in Maine Photo Library

With much gratitude to all of the people who submitted photographs, our sponsors, and judges.


  • Maine Community Foundation
  • Elder Abuse Institute of Maine


Other News & Information

The Maine Gerontological Society has published a document titled Under the Radar: An Examination of the Unmet Needs of Maine’s Aging Population. A primer for Maine policymakers. This resource provides brief overviews of five areas impacting older adults in Maine including food insecurity, supporting family caregivers, senior housing, early-onset dementia in individuals with intellectual and developmental disabilities, and elder abuse: Maine Gerontological Society Policy Brief

Join the Maine Gerontological Society

Membership Benefits

  • Educational Program Discounts
  • Opportunities to network with other professionals interested in aging issues
  • Access to the MGS E-Newsletter, Gray Matters
  • The opportunity to serve as an MGS Fellow, an honorary designation for those who have made exemplary contributions to the field.

Click here to complete an online registration form for membership in the Maine Gerontological Society


Annual Conference & Educational Discounts

The Maine Gerontological Society co-sponsors the annual Bar Harbor Geriatrics Conference held in late spring each year. The conference provides an opportunity to learn about and discuss cutting-edge policy and practice issues in the field of gerontology.

The MGS membership pays for itself in conference and educational programming discounts.

Seventeenth Annual University of Maine Clinical Geriatrics Colloquium (Virtual): Geroscience — From Cells to Community: What it Means to Your Life and Your Practice

Tuesday, November 15, 2022 • 8:30 a.m.–3:30 p.m. Click here for more information

Click here to view the Maine Gerontological Society informational rack card

Contact the Maine Gerontological Society

UMaine Center on Aging
25 Texas Ave
Camden Hall
Bangor, ME 04401