AAG's highest honour is that of Life Membership. Life Members have a long and distinguished record of service as a member and contribution to the gerontology community at a national level. Awards are made as and when suitable candidates are nominated.
Distinguished Member Awards were introduced in 1999. Nomination is made by AAG's State and Territory Divisions.
The AAG Fellowship Award was established in 1999 to recognise high professional standing of members in any field of gerontology.
See more about previous honour recipients. We also recognise AAG members and friends who are no longer with us.
AAG Awards and recognition for:
The 2023 Life Member inductee Sharon Wall (presented by AAG President Dr Claudia Meyer [left])
The 2022 Life Member inductee A/Prof Marguerite Bramble.
The 2021 Life Member Inductees Professor Lynne Parkinson and Professor Linda Rosenman were announced during the 2021 AAG and AAG Research Trust online AGM and Trust Update.
The 2020 Life Member Inductees Professor Christine Stirling and David Heath were announced during the 2020 AAG and AAG Research Trust online AGM and Trust Update.
The 2019 Life Member Inductee Ruth Bright OAM, was unfortunately unable to attend the 2019 AAG Conference however, Ruth Innall OAM a previous inductee was in attendance and recognised with a presentation
Mark Elliott being presented with his award at the 2018 AAG Conference
Some inductees from previous years were also recognised with a presentation at the 2018 Conference. From left to right: Dr Glenda Powell, Prof Keith Hill, Barbara Squires, Prof Julie Byles, A/Prof Briony Dow, Prof Leon Flicker AO
Helen Barrie at the 2018 Conference.
Professor Anna Howe was unable to make the 2018 Conference but CEO James Beckford Saunders (2015-2022) was able to catch up with her at a subsequent event
Previous awardee Dr Gill Lewin (formerly Prof) was in Melbourne for a Board Meeting in May 2022. AAG President A/Prof Marguerite Bramble took the opportunity to present her with her plaque.