Creating a better Hawaii for our Elders requires reliable information and knowledge. That is why HPGS was organized in 1979. The Society enables people of all backgrounds who are concerned with the welfare of older adults in Hawaii and the Pacific region, to gather on common ground to promote common good.
HPGS is the largest voluntary multidisciplinary group committed to dialogue and discussion, networking and information sharing on issues and policies affecting older adults in this geographic area. More than 400 older adults, caregivers, gerontological educators, medical and social service practitioners, health care providers, agency personnel and organizations from all sectors of the community make up the membership.
Benefits of an HPGS member includes:
• There is a monthly newsletter which is distributed electronically and filled with age-related news, events, activities, job openings, announcements, and more.
• Webinars presented by professionals in the aging field are free to members on a regular basis to influence awareness of major issues affecting older adults in Hawaii and the Pacific.
• Throughout the year, there are events to bring HPGS members together for timely and relevant issues, discussions, and educational opportunities, as well as networking events with experts and leaders, as well as educating the general public about aging.
• HPGS prides itself in offering scholarships for those pursuing education in the field of aging, so we have developed fundraising opportunities.
• There is a two-day biennial conference held in even-numbered years and offers professional and educational venues on aging research, practice and policy for Hawaii, while also attracting national and international participants.
• HPGS members receive electronic notices on significant events, opportunities available, and other pertinent announcements in a timely manner.
• The HPGS website provides a resource of news, events, membership, etc.
• There are a number of committees where membership involvement is welcomed.