The Aging Academy was established to accomplish the following:

  • Expand competency-driven education, field instruction and training
  • Incorporate aging issues and practice content within current curriculum
  • Increase research and community service activities focused on aging and elder care
  • Enhance internship placements and community service within aging service continuums
  • Offer professional development and educational series
  • Build stronger university-community partnerships
  • Recruit and mentor students designated as geriatric scholars specializing in aging
  • Produce leaders and skilled practitioners to meet growing aging population needs