Welcome to the Center!
The Center for Successful Aging, through its educational, research, and service activities has as its mission the promotion of health and vitality, and the reduction of frailty and disability in later years. The specific goals of the Center are to: (1) conduct interdisciplinary research on issues related to healthy aging; (2) provide professional training of students and healthcare practitioners working with older adults in a variety of settings; (3) offer a variety of health, psychological, and functional assessments; (4) conduct a range of community-accessible programs based on the principles of whole-person wellness; (5) collaborate and partner with community agencies and organizations to provide innovative programming and services aimed at improving the quality of life in later years; and (6) serve as an advocate for affecting public policy relative to healthy aging and fall risk reduction. Our whole-person wellness programming is committed to helping older adults maintain a lifestyle that is of the highest quality attainable. A multidisciplinary team of faculty throughout the University works to implement these goals in collaboration with the Director of the Center, Dr. Debra Rose, Professor in Kinesiology.