GSA’s 75th Anniversary

Celebrate 75 Years of Innovation In Aging


GSA is marking 75 years of leadership for the field of gerontology in 2020. To recognize this milestone, the Society is showcasing its impact through our journals, meetings, programming, advocacy and policy efforts. We’re celebrating the collective accomplishments of members that have strengthened the field of aging and will empower us for further success in the future.

In honor of GSA’s 75th Anniversary we are seeking contributions from all members and partners in support of this historic anniversary. GSA is inviting all members to help enrich the future by supporting establishment of new professional development and career enhancement resources for members.

Join us for:

  • Contribute to the 75th Anniversary Fundraising campaign – Honor the Past – Enrich the Future. Donations will support the creation of new GSA professional development and career enhancement resources including a grant writing training program for GSA member researchers, clinicians and educators.
  • Read the specially commissioned journal article collection related to the “Honor the Past, Enrich the Future” anniversary theme.  New articles will be added to the collection throughout the year.
  • Activities to help strengthen our voice and educate policymakers on Capitol Hill about the field of aging.
  • A series of podcasts which will showcase GSA members’ contributions to the field.
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Download GSA's 75th Anniversary Toolkit for resources on how to get involved and spread the word. The toolkit includes ideas on how to celebrate, social media images and suggested posts, 75th Anniversary logos, and a GSA branded PowerPoint template.


  • Hear GSA members’ discuss the signifigance of GSA's 75th Anniversary, their GSA experiences, and the future of the field. 

Stay tuned for more information as we announce activities throughout the year!

We want to acknowledge the hard work of the members of the GSA 75th Anniversary Workgroup:

  • Rosemary Blieszner, Chair
  • Mary Beth Arensberg
  • Ashley Bryant
  • Ellen Cameron
  • Sean Curran
  • Kathy Hyer
  • Timothy Kauffman
  • Suzanne Kunkel
  • Margie Lachman
  • Natalie Leland
  • Chivon Mingo
  • Darina Petrovsky
  • Jim Powers
  • Barbara Resnick
  • Darlene Yee-Melichar
  • Nancy Wilson

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