• To promote and maintain high standards of health care for the elderly and to advance  the quality of institutional and  community based care.

 To assist in the education of physicians and other health care personnel in issues of particular concern regarding the elderly.

 To foster professional and public awareness concerning issues in geriatric medicine.

 To encourage and promote research in the broad field of geriatrics and gerontology.

 To serve as a collegial forum for discussion of issues pertaining to geriatric medicine by concerned physicians and other allied health care professionals.

 To act as a resource to professional and lay organizations, government agencies and community programs in the areas of  care of the elderly.

 To foster the above objectives in cooperation with the American Geriatrics Society and to coordinate activities with other professional societies and interested groups  regarding issues in geriatrics.