Founded in 1979, the Hawaii Pacific Gerontological Society is the largest non-profit multidisciplinary group of professionals, individuals, companies and organizations in the field of aging in Hawaii. Membership opportunities available to all islands consists of gerontology educators, students, medical and social service personnel, older adults (kupuna), caregivers, companies and organizations from every sector of the community.


HPGS discusses, networks, and shares information about issues and policies affecting Hawaii kupuna, to include career and job fairs, expos, webinars, etc. They also provide scholarships for undergraduate and graduate students interested in careers in aging, as well as tuition assistance for workers seeking to upgrade their knowledge in this field. Federal I.D. #99-0211232


Benefits of an HPGS member include:

  • The HPGS monthly newsletter 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.
  • 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 and quarterly General Membership Meetings.
  • HPGS prides itself in offering scholarships for those pursuing education in the field of aging, thus creating fundraising options.
  • A two-day biennial conference is 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 announcements.
  • The HPGS website provides a resource of news, events, membership, etc. Company members' information and individual member's names will be placed on the HPGS website.
  • There are a number of committees where membership involvement is welcome.


For further information, please contact

Sherry Goya, HPGS Executive Director at or 808-722-8487

Hawaii Pacific Gerontological Society • P. O. Box 3714 • Honolulu, HI 96812 •



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