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.
Join the Maine Gerontological Society
- 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.
The Maine Gerontological Society is now on Facebook! “Like” and follow us on Facebook for updates on what’s happening around aging in Maine and beyond. Click here to visit our Facebook page!
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
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.
Did you know that the MGS membership pays for itself in conference and educational programming discounts?
Stay tuned for upcoming training and networking opportunities…..
Contact the Maine Gerontological Society
UMaine Center on Aging
25 Texas Ave
Bangor, ME 04401