Hellenic Association of Geriatrics & Gerontology
The Hellenic Association of Geriatrics & Gerontology (HAGG) was founded in 1977 in response to the new demographic profile of the ageing Greek population. Since 1979, the Association has been a member of the International Association of Gerontology and Geriatrics. The Association has played an important role in shaping policies for the elderly and has become an important source of education, information and dialogue on geriatric issues. Throughout the years, some of the Association’s major contributions have been to spearhead the founding and operation of the Open Protection Centers for the Elderly, organize the Panhellenic Congress of Geriatrics and Gerontology and operate the SOS line for Dementia. Other activities that the Association has been involved with include: educational courses in geriatrics and gerontology, a library at the Association’s premises, the provision of consulting services on matters pertaining to ageing, a psychogeriatric seminar that is co-organized with Nestor Psychogeriatric Association, organization of other seminars, lectures, and educational meetings that are directed both towards health professionals and the greater public, and participation in European and Greek research programs.
The grant regards the set-up of a web-based library focused on ageing issues. The library will be a database of Greek and International publications and data drawn from past and current research and reference documents. It will provide useful and accessible information for older people, families, as well as health and social care professionals. Using the existing library of HAGG and other sources, e-bibliographies and e-links will be developed, in addition to a digitalization of the proceedings of conferences and meetings from relevant Greek organizations concerned with ageing. A digital reference list of all relevant European programs with Greek partners involved in ageing issues will also be created.