Why Join?

Here in the beautiful mountains of West Virginia, we pride ourselves on caring for one another.  In 2018,  West Virginia ranked number 3 in the states with the oldest population.  Currently, 16% of our population is over the age of 60.   By the year 2030 one quarter of our population is predicted to be over age 60.  addition, WV ranks second highest nationally in the prevalence of general health in adults as either fair or poor.  Thus, an aging population and the health of that population is an important issue for West Virginia.  Your membership in the West Virginia Geriatrics Society is a statement of care and dedication to learning more about the appropriate and empowering care of our aging citizens. Your dues allow us to provide educational opportunities and news about innovations and trends across the world.

Membership is open to individuals who want to network with others who are interested in the health and well-being of older West Virginians, who want to participate in learning opportunities, and keep abreast of current trends in both WV and nationwide.  The WVGS has historically collaborated with sponsors to deliver an annual educational event for both health professionals, stakeholders and anyone interested in improving the care and services for older adults in West Virginia.

Fill out the membership application linked here and mail to address provided.

Individual Members:

  • Voting Member
  • Networking Opportunities
  • Receive Geriatric News
  • Reduced WVGS educational Webinar access (small charge  for CE’s)

Associate Members:

  • Non-Voting Member
  • Networking Opportunities
  • Receive Geriatric News
  • Free WVGS educational Webinar access ( small charge for CE’s)

How do I become a WVGS member?

You may complete the application linked above and mail with your payment to:

The West Virginia Geriatrics Society
2102 21st Street
Nitro, WV 25143

Questions please call President-Elect David Elliott (304) 306-0771  or Email

Please note that WVGS membership is annually from January through December. Also, the WVGS membership year is the same as the American Geriatrics Society membership year.

Membership Dues:

  • Individual $50 per year (physicians, nurses, pharmacists, physician assistants, social workers, others)
  • Associate  $35 (fellows, students, residents, retired) includes a discount for the Annual Summit