Israel Gerontological Society Non-Profits
The Israel Gerontological Society has been established in 1956, witnessing a phenomenal, unprecedented rate of population aging in Israel, as well as around the world. This “demographic revolution” has its specific characteristics in Israel. IGS is a voluntary organization which serves as a framework for research and academic institutions, organizations, services and agencies dealing with the subject of aging in Israel. Among the members of IGS most are from the professional community of gerontologists. The events it organizes (conferences, seminars, etc.) are attended by thousands. The society’s governing bodies include a board, an executive committee and officers who are specialists in the different areas of gerontology and head the four sections of the Society: Social gerontology and behavioral science, Applied gerontology, Medicine and health, Biological gerontology. IGS is a member of the International Association of Gerontology and Geriatrics and active in its European section.