Membership for a licensed social worker with special training or interest in geriatrics.
As an AGS Social Worker you will enjoy a range of benefits to keep you at the head of clinical care and innovations in geriatrics. Select the benefit categories below to learn more.
Community & Connections
MyAGSOnline - exclusive access to the AGS Online Community allows you to:
- connect with over 5,000 members
- ask questions, get advice and share insights
- easily access member benefits
- edit & maintain your membership profile
- access the AGS Membership Directory
Sections and Special Interest Groups - join the social worker section and/or any of the other many special interest groups and collaborate with your colleagues on your specific topics of interest.
State Affiliates - the AGS has local chapters in 26 states across the US. Join your local state affiliate and get involved at the local level.
Journals & Clinical Tools
Journal Subscriptions - keep abreast of the latest research and updates in Geriatrics with your free subscription to:
Geriatrics At Your Fingertips* - receive a free copy of the annually updated reference providing quick, easy access to information you need to make decisions about the care of older adults.
Geriatrics Evaluation & Management Toolkit - receive a free subscription to these clinical templates covering over 20 topics.
Clinical Guidelines & Recommendations - access evidence-based clinical guidelines, policies and recommendations.
Patient Handouts - print, personalize, and share easy-to-understand resources with patients and caregivers.
*Members receive one complimentary print copy of Geriatrics At Your Fingertips for each year of paid membership. The edition of your complimentary copy is based on your join date. New editions are released each May so if you join/renew in the first half of the year, your copy won't will be be mailed until in May of that year.
**International members receive one year subscription for complimentary online access to Geriatrics At Your Fingertips for each year of paid membership.
Discounts on Meetings, Courses, and Products
GeriatricsCareOnline - your one-stop online resource to accessing free member resources and using your member discounts to purchase comprehensive content and topic-specific bundles of information tailored to meet your specific needs.
Annual Scientific Meeting - use your member discount of up to $355 and choose from over 70+ sessions at this premier educational event in geriatrics.
Representation in Washington - the AGS advocates on your behalf to improve healthcare for older adults.
Advocacy Center - lend your voice to AGS advocacy efforts and reach out to your elected officials using the online AGS Advocacy Center.
Advocacy Updates - stay up-to-date on important campaigns and legislation with these updates emailed to you.
Career Advancement & Recognition
AGS Career Connections - promote or find high quality career opportunities in geriatrics.
AGS Fellowship - elevate your professional status as an AGS Fellow. The AGSF distinction recognizes your contributions and involvement in the Society, as well as your commitment to the improvement of care for all older adults.
AGS Awards Programs - apply or nominate a colleague for an AGS Award. Awards provide recognition for great accomplishments in geriatrics.
Leadership Opportunities - apply for a Board or Committee position, and work together with the AGS to help advance the mission of the AGS and the field of geriatrics.
Listing in the HiAF Geriatrics Healthcare Professional Referral Service - participate in the HiAF Referral Service, AGS’s online listing of practicing members and promote your practice.
What does this Social Worker Member have to say about AGS?
"Early in my career, I was part of a panel presentation - my first contact with the AGS. I was struck with the approachability of all AGS members, from the world renowned to a variety of interdisciplinary students."
- Peggy Szwabo, PhD, MSW, AGSF