The Gerontological Society of America will be holding its 61st annual scientific meeting in National Harbor, MD from November 21st to 25th. The theme this year is "Resilience in an Aging Society: Risks and Opportunities". Research presented at last year’s meeting led to articles published in the NY Times on Walking Faster to Outpace Death, in US News & World on how Jobs Don’t Stress Most Older Workers, and the Washington Post on Farming, Fatherhood Hallmarks of Men who Live to 100. This year’s meeting will close with a congressional briefing on civic engagement with policy makers, civic engagement experts, advocates and volunteers. With both presidential candidates supporting expanded federal commitment to support volunteer service, Congress will be looking to move forward legislation in this area early in the 111th Congress.