Announcements

Join AGESW for our free March 11 webinar, Networking with Twitter!
Calling all AGESW members! Have you ever wanted to learn more about highlighting our important gerontological work? AGESW pre-dissertation fellows Tyrone Hamler (2016 cohort) and Abbie Latimer (2018 cohort) are here to help. Out with the Rolodex and in with the Tweets: Social media has transformed the way we network in 2020. Professionals around the world have learned to use Twitter's short and simple method of communicating to broaden their network, improve access to latest research, and collaborate and brainstorm on projects. Plus, it's a great way to connect in person at national conferences! If you have never used Twitter or have been lurking on there for some time, we are here to help. We will be hosting a webinar for all AGESW members on Networking with Twitter that will explain the benefits of this social media platform and walk you through step by step on how to start following and tweeting! We hope you will be able to join us for this brief interactive session. All you have to do is sign up for a Twitter account before the webinar, and—the most important part—remember your username and password! See you soon. #twitterfornetworking #AGESW@abbie_lcsw@T_Hamler
  • Presenters: Abbie Latimer, University of Kentucky and Tyrone Hamler, Case Western Reserve University
  • Date and time: Wednesday, March 11 at 1pm Eastern / 10am Pacific
  • How to join: Join us via Zoom
Apply now for the 2020 AGESW Pre-Dissertation Fellows Program! Applications accepted until May 1, 2020.
The Association for Gerontology Education in Social Work (AGESW), along with support from the Gerontological Society of America (GSA), is now accepting applications for the 2020 cohort of the Pre-Dissertation Fellows Program. Social work and social welfare doctoral students who, at the time of application, are in the first year of their program are eligible to apply. Selected Fellows will receive more than ten hours of training delivered by nationally recognized faculty who are experts in the field of gerontological social work. The training will be delivered at the 2020 Gerontological Society of America Annual Conference and will cover teaching, publishing, qualitative and quantitative methods, networking, and the dissertation process. A webinar will also be held the following spring. To learn more about the program and apply, click here.
Journal of Gerontological Social Work: Call for Submissions to Special Sections

AGESW’s Journal of Gerontological Social Work has just issued several calls for submissions to upcoming special sections, with due dates ranging from September 30, 2019 through February 29, 2020. Topics include community-based long-term care and independent living services; feminism, gender, and power in later life; trauma in later life; the state of education and training in social work with older adults; advocacy, politics, and policy change; and mid-life influences on late-life outcomes. To learn more, click here.