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Find ASA members in your area or who share your interest area. Enter a name or click on the magnifying glass to start your search.

Who We Are

Founded in 1954 as the Western Gerontological Society, the American Society on Aging is an association of diverse individuals bound by a common goal: to support the commitment and enhance the knowledge and skills of those who seek to improve the quality of life of older adults and their families. The membership of ASA is multidisciplinary and inclusive of professionals who are concerned with the physical, emotional, social, economic and spiritual aspects of aging.

No other organization in the field of aging represents the diversity of settings and professional disciplines reached by ASA. Our 5000 members are practitioners, educators, administrators, policymakers, business people, researchers, and students. Discover the benefits of ASA Membership.

Board of Directors
ASA is fortunate to be guided by distinguished and accomplished leaders from all facets of the field of aging. See our Current Officers and Board of Directors.

Based in San Francisco, ASA’s professional staff are led by ASA’s President & CEO, Bob Stein. Click here for the staff directory.


What We Do

ASA offers professional education, outstanding publications and online information and training resources that are nationally recognized. The breadth and depth of information available from ASA's conference, webinars and publications, and the diversity of perspective and experience that characterizes ASA’s membership, are unmatched by any other professional organization in the field. Here is some additional detail about the ASA:

Professional Education
ASA’s professional education and training opportunities, headlined by the annual conference, provide nationally-recognized continuing education across a range of disciplines. ASA's annual conference, Aging in America, is the nation’s largest gathering of a diverse, multidisciplinary community of professionals in healthcare, social service, government, business and philanthropy with expertise in providing services and products for older adults. We also offer online learning opportunities throughout the year via web seminars that feature leaders and experts from many disciplines in the field of aging. 

ASA publications offer the latest information and research to help professionals stay on the cutting edge in the field of aging. Aging Today, our bimonthly newspaper, covers news, advances and controversies in research, practice and policy; Generations is a scholarly quarterly journal, covering topics in depth; and in-depth articles on best practice, policy, research and model programs, plus the stories of ASA’s multidisciplinary membership and the elders they serve, are offered in Aging Today Online, the regularly updated publication within our blog that is facilitated by ASA’s eight Constituent Groups. ASA's publications offer both a wealth and a diversity of knowledge and information. Visit our E-Store.

Awards Programs
ASA hosts a variety of award programs honoring individuals and organizations that are making a difference in the lives of older adults. See ASA Awards for more information.

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