The Israel Gerontological Society has been established in 1956 in order to face the challenge of an Israeli ageing population. During the last 50 years, the rate of the elderly in Israel has indeed been multiplied by four, from 4% in the 50’s to over 12% of the current population.
IGS is a voluntary organization which is serving as a framework for research and academic institutions, organizations, services and agencies dealing with the subject of ageing in Israel. Among the members of IGS most are from the professional community of gerontologists.
IGS is an active member of the European section of the International Association of Gerontology and Geriatrics. IGS is regularly cooperating with governmental, public and private organizations in Israel and abroad by initiating interdisciplinary conferences and seminars and by organizing a biannual meeting since 1976.
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