The Australian Association of Gerontology (AAG) is a multidisciplinary organisation that provides a space for health professional groups to collaborate and exchange information on all aspects of ageing. Their goal is to “expand knowledge of ageing in order to improve the experience of ageing”. Their members connect through a variety of forums, workshops, seminars and conferences. NZAG and AAG work closely together on a number of key Australasian initiatives including the joint hosting of a Trans Tasman Webinar series.
Go to www.aag.asn.au for more information.
The Australian Journal of Ageing
The Australasian Journal on Ageing (AJA) is the only specialist, peer-reviewed journal on ageing in Australia. Since 1981, the AJA has been informing professionals on ageing issues. The AJA is a comprehensive publication which provides a balance of academic papers, industry perspectives and practice reports. An invaluable source of current information and research, it covers a range of topics including social gerontology, home and community care services, geriatric medicine, health services research and the biology of ageing. The journal welcomes international submissions, particularly from authors in the Asia-Pacific region, is published quarterly by Wiley and is developed in partnership with the AAG, Aged and Community Services Australia (ACSA), the Australian and New Zealand Society for Geriatric Medicine (ANZSGM) and COTA.
The mission of the International Association of Gerontology and Geriatrics is to promote the highest levels of achievement in gerontological research and training worldwide, and to interact with other international, inter-governmental and non-governmental organizations in the promotion of gerontological interests globally and on behalf of its member associations. The Association pursues these activities with a view of enhancing the highest quality of life and well being of all people as they experience ageing at individual and societal levels.
IAGG has 73 member organizations in over 65 countries worldwide with a combined membership of over 45,100 professionals: key opinion leaders in health & social services, housing & income support, research & education, public policy, administration & other areas, disciplines, and professions that impact older people and affect their quality of life.
IAGG is governed by a Council with representatives from each member society based on the number of members enrolled.
The Selwyn Foundation is a New Zealand-owned independent charitable trust, providing residential care (rest homes, hospitals and dementia care), retirement living and community services for older people, and owns or manages a total of nine retirement villages across the upper North Island. As a not-for-profit organisation, the Foundation reinvests any financial surpluses into the provision of additional facilities and charitable activities aimed at helping the aged. The Foundation supports gerontological research through sponsorship and the distribution of grants to charitable and not-for-profit groups in the field. NZAG is a recipient of funding from Selwyn which funds the AAG and NZAG Webinar series.
For more information about The Selwyn Foundation, visit their website.
The HOPE foundation for Research on Ageing is a charitable trust established by Professor David Richmond in 1994. The Foundation supports multidisciplinary research on all aspects of ageing and is particularly interested in supporting the development of ‘up and coming’ researchers interested in improving the health and well-being of older people. As a not-for-profit organisation, the foundation funds contract research, postgraduate research by students at the beginning of their career and summer studentship research projects. The Selwyn Foundation is a major sponsor and supporter of the organisation’s work. For more information about the HOPE foundation visit their website.
Visit this page for abstracts from the 2015 Hope-Selwyn Knowledge Exchange for Research on Ageing.