2021 Annual Awards Ceremony

Speaking Out against Anti-Asian Racism and Violence against Older Adults

View a recorded discussion on ways to address anti-Asian racism in order to contribute to individual and structural change through research, teaching and social justice advocacy. We emphasize the need to examine shared concerns of minority older adults who are disproportionately impacted by racism and acts of oppression through an intersection of race, age, gender, immigration status and social class.  This event was co-sponsored by the Association for Gerontology Education in Social Work (AGESW), Resource Centers for Minority Aging Research (RCMAR), Asian Pacific Islander Social Work Educator Association (APISWEA) and the Wayne State University School of Social Work.

Letter from AGESW President Tam Perry condemns anti-Asian violence
AGESW president, Tam Perry, has issued a statement condemning anti-Asian violence during this past year.

AGESW Awards: Mit Joyner Gerontology Student Award
Each year AGESW recognizes outstanding contributions to the field of social work and aging and celebrates achievements of its members.

Nominations for this award can come from anyone, and self-nominations are acceptable. AGESW members are encouraged to submit nominations. However, membership in AGESW is highly encouraged.

This year, in order to promote inclusion and involvement, please help AGESW has publicize our awards in additional venues. In addition, the award winner will be offered a one-year free membership to AGESW.

Please consider submitting a nomination for the Mit Joyner Award.

Refreshed resources page for students, researchers, and practitioners—available to nonmembers for a limited time!

Did you miss one of our summer and fall webinars? Not to worry! We’ve placed them onto our refreshed resources page. We’ve included all three of our summer webinars on caregiving in the black community by Dr. Robert Turner, nursing home social work and COVID-19 by Drs. Mercedes Bern-Klug and Nancy Kusmaul, and loneliness and social isolation among older adults during the pandemic by Dr. Marla Berg-Weger. We included this fall semester’s recording from “Compassion in action: Social workers discuss infusing compassion in aging, mental health, and public safety” in collaboration with NC State University. We’ve also included several webinars organized by our doctoral student representatives, including this fall semester’s webinars on the academic job market in difficult times and the use of social media as a digital networking tool, as well as this summer’s webinar on how to publish in our journal, the Journal of Gerontological Social Work. And there are three fantastic webinars on preparing for a position in academia, too! View on our Resources page.

AGESW President’s Message in Support of Global Protests Condemning Police Brutality and Promoting Justice and Equity

AGESW president, Tam Perry, has issued a statement in support of global protests condemning police brutality, action steps to be taken by AGESW in response, and in invitation to become a member of our working group to promote justice and equity through the work of our organization.

Letter from AGESW President Tam Perry on the COVID-19 Outbreak
AGESW president, Tam Perry, has issued a statement on the COVID-19 outbreak and key considerations for gerontological social work.

Pre-Dissertation Initiative announcement
The Association for Gerontology Education in Social Work (AGESW), with support from the Gerontological Society of America (GSA), will begin accepting applications for its Pre-Dissertation Fellows Program on February 15, 2021. The application deadline is June 1, 2021.  Please click on the Pre-Diss Program tab to see more details about the program and the application process.