About MGA

a Statewide Organization Advancing the Field of Aging

 

Welcome to the official website of the Massachusetts Gerontology Association. The mission of MGA is to convene researchers, educators, practitioners, and public policy makers in Massachusetts to create dialogue on critical issues related to aging and to facilitate the transfer of knowledge from academic research to day-to-day practice.

 

The Association (MGA) was founded in 1974 by a group of gerontologists headed by the late Professor Louis Lowy of Boston University. These charter members emphasized the need for an ongoing exchange of information and practice within the Commonwealth of Massachusetts. MGA focuses on promoting dialogue between researchers and practitioners and has a special interest in relating gerontological knowledge to policy making.


The Massachusetts Gerontology Association has become a leading organization for professionals in the field of aging. Our membership includes individuals and organizations from a wide range of disciplines including social work, education, public health, nursing/medicine, housing/architecture and many others.

 

MGA Officers and Executive Committee:

President: Kathy Burnes (Jewish Family & Children’s Service)
Past President: Emily Williams (Boston Senior Home Care)
Treasurer: Lisa Gurgone (Home Care Aide Council)
Secretary and Communications Liaisons: Joann Montepare (Lasell College)

 

Arnaa Alcon (Bridgewater State University)
Alison Freeman (City of Boston, Age Strong Commission)
Reeve Goldhaber (Boston University)
Joan Hyde (University of Massachusetts, Boston)

Bronwyn Keefe (Boston University)
Maureen Power (Worcester State University)

 

 

 

2019 MGA Annual SPRING FORUM


Creating Pathways to Advance the Field of Aging

Non-Profit Center
89 South Street
Boston, MA 02111

 

This year’s MGA Annual Spring Forum on Aging is a springboard for MGA’s focus on connecting a broad range of disciplines to opportunities in the field of aging.

 

We hope you will join us for this valuable event. (For more details)