The Korean Association of
Gerontology and Geriatrics

Welcome Messages

Welcome to The Korean Association of Gerontology and Geriatrics(KAGG) Website!

KAGG is the nation's largest alliance of six major academic societies related with the aging; the Korean Gerontological Society, the Korean Society for Gerontology, the Korean Geriatrics Society, the Korean Association for Geriatric Psychiatry, the Korean Gerontological Nursing Society, and the Korean Academy of Long-Term Care. KAGG is also a member of the International Association of Gerontology and Geriatrics(IAGG), representing Korea internationally.

It is well known that Korea shows the most rapid increase of the proportion of the elderly population in the world. It is predicted that by 2025, one in five Koreans will be aged 65 or older. Leading a healthy life for decades after retirement, and leaving a valuable legacy for the family and society is everyone’s dream. Fulfilling this dream, in this rapidly aging society, has become a social responsibility rather than an individual’s personal obligation.

Professionals from medicine, health and social welfare have gathered together for three major objectives; 1) for the advancement of science related with the aging, 2) to provide practical recommendations for healthy aging to the public, and 3) to help establishing a virtuous cycle for the young and the old generations to share their wisdom and vitality.

It is our hope that creative ideas flourish through active and harmonious collaborations among related fields; and that our professional expertise blossom not only in the academic field, but also in the daily life of every elderlies; and that this vibrant atmosphere be reflected in policy making and social system to improve the quality of life of the elderlies.

I would like to express my deepest gratitude to the former presidents and executives who have devoted their valuable time and efforts for the founding of KAGG, and for their continuous encouragement and advices for the KAGG, so we can continue to contribute for the “active eldely and healthy aging”.
Thank you.

Seong Yoon Kim
the 13th President,
The Korean Association of Gerontology and Geriatrics