Mentoring is such a critical part of success in academic life.  I have created a brief survey to help identify the reach and mentoring contributions of three social workers who are leaders in the field of aging:  Barbara Berkman, Rose Dobrof, and Nancy Hooyman.  There are just a few items asking about each of them and a few more about you if you go to

The findings will be presented at the Gerontological Society of America conference in November, 2014 and available to you if requested at the end of the survey. Thanks in advance for participating by FRIDAY SEPTEMBER 12, 2014.

– Connie Corley (

Each year AGE-SW recognizes outstanding contributions to the field of social work and aging and celebrates achievements of its members. Click here to read more about the awards being offered and the eligibility requirements for each one. If you would like to nominate yourself or a colleague, you can find the nomination form hereDeadline for Nominations for ALL Awards is June 6, 2014.

Electronically Submit Nominations to

Keith A. Anderson, Ph.D.
Ohio State University College of Social Work

The editors of the Journal of Gerontological Social Work are seeking manuscripts for a Special Issue on Aging Military Veterans. Click here for more information.

Michelle Putnam, PhD will be taking over for Amanda Barusch as the editor of AGESW’s Journal of Gerontological Social Work. Read more here.