The Arizona Geriatrics Society
The Arizona Geriatrics Society (AzGS), an affiliate of the American Geriatrics Society, is a professional non-profit association dedicated to supporting health and human service professionals that advance the care of older adults throughout Arizona. Membership is open to all professionals and organizations that provide geriatric care.
Our resources derive from dues, educational revenues and private donations from organizations that support our mission to improve the health and well being of older Arizonans.
The issues surrounding geriatric medicine are becoming increasingly important to the public and to the legislature. Molding public policy, advancing elder care issues and addressing the financial ramifications of an aging population are areas in which healthcare professionals need to be actively involved.
Our Commitment to Elder Care
To improve the health and well being of older adults in Arizona
To disseminate the principles of geriatric care through education and training
To provide a platform for dialogue, inter-professional learning and sharing of best practices for geriatric health care professionals
To support and encourage research on aging and elder care
To enhance the visibility and growth of geriatric medicine
To affect public policy that advances geriatric care issues
Is that all older adults in the state of Arizona have the opportunity to age in place, with optimized health and well being, cared for by expert interprofessional geriatric care providers
Is to advance the best in aging healthcare practices, disseminating up-to-date and evidence-based information on the medical and social determinants of health for older adults
Phone: 1 (602) 932-1113
Are to assist in promoting best practices for physicians, providers, and allied healthcare professionals in all health care matters related to aging:
Serving as an educational resource for topics pertaining to geriatric medicine and gerontology, through conferences and newsletters,
Promoting and supporting geriatrics and gerontology as professions, including a forum for networking and innovation,
Providing an opportunity to exhibit local academic research and quality improvement projects,
Serving as a central repository for local resources and agencies that support healthy aging,
Advocating for policy that advances geriatric care issues for older adults and supports the needs of geriatric care practitioners.