SGS Membership

Reasons To Join SGS

The Southern Gerontological Society (SGS) is a network of the South’s most respected gerontology professionals, representing 14 southern states and the District of Columbia.

SGS members include educators, practitioners, researchers, health professionals, policy makers, students, and other community members. The mission of SGS is to provide the bridge between research and practice, translating and applying knowledge in the field of aging.

By joining SGS, you will connect into a collegial and supportive network and help enhance alliances which form vital collaborations between members.

The Journal of Applied Gerontology (JAG)

The Journal of Applied Gerontology (JAG) is the official journal of SGS. It is devoted to the publication of contributions that focus explicitly on the application of knowledge and insights from research and practice to improvement of the quality of life of older persons. Particular emphasis is placed on manuscripts and editorials that enhance dialogue among researchers, policy makers, and practitioners.

Additional Membership Benefits

As part of your membership benefits, you will receive two excellent publications:

  • Discounted fees for articles accepted for publication in SGS's Open Access Journal: Gerontology and Gerontology Medicine
  • Enterprise car rental discounts (throughout the year)
  • SGS Annual Conference Registration Discount
  • Eligibility to receive prestigious awards from SGS (including scholarships, student paper and/or poster awards)
  • Special invitation to SGS events
  • Invaluable networking opportunities

We hope this information has been helpful to you and that you will respond by becoming an active member of this organization.

Join SGS Now

We'd like to offer you the opportunity to become a member of one of the most respected groups of gerontology professionals in the Southern region – The Southern Gerontological Society. SGS members make a difference – by continually providing professionals in the aging network with access to the latest research and a forum for discussing important practical issues relating to older adults in our area.