Browse “Centers & Institutes”

Iona’s Wellness and Arts Center

From the website:

At Iona’s Wellness & Arts Center, we pride ourselves in being a safety net and support system for caregivers and their families. Hear from members of our diverse staff, including registered nurses, program specialists, nursing assistants, and a social worker on how our robust adult day program engages participants and provides the respite caregivers need and deserve. Our goal is to reduce the caregiver’s burden.

Institute for Policy Research

From the website:

The Institute for Policy Research (IPR) is an interdisciplinary public policy research institute founded in 1968 at Northwestern University. Our mission is to stimulate and support excellent social science research on significant public policy issues and to disseminate the findings widely—to students, scholars, policymakers, and the public.

The Asset-Based Community Development Institute

From the website:

The Asset-Based Community Development Institute (ABCD) is at the center of a large and growing movement that considers local assets as the primary building blocks of sustainable community development. Building on the skills of local residents, the power of local associations, and the supportive functions of local institutions, asset-based community development draws upon existing community strengths to build stronger, more sustainable communities for the future.

Townsend Center for the Humanities

From the website:

Since its establishment in 1987, the Doreen B. Townsend Center for the Humanities has encouraged an interdisciplinary approach to scholarship, fostered innovative research, and promoted intellectual conversation across academic fields. The Townsend Center is committed to enriching the existing wealth of intellectual resources at Berkeley through an array of fellowship and grant programs designed to support research and scholarship at all levels of the university community.

Institute for Creative Aging at William Paterson University

From the website:

As a resource for the region, the Institute sponsors roundtables on aging-related issues and involves older adults in the University community. The Institute initiates programs that enhance the well being of older adults through public education, professional development, and public advocacy.

Northwest Center for Creative Aging (NWCCA)

From the website:

Northwest Center for Creative Aging (NWCCA) advocates for the creativity, vitality, and wholeness inherent in all of us. As we age, we discover new capacities and new interests. We seek activities that expand our minds, strengthen our bodies, and open our hearts. We recognize the necessity of interdependence, humor, generosity, and gratitude to bolster us during challenging times.

Telling Stories: Aging, Reminiscence, and the Life Review

From the website:

Kathleen Woodward explores the workings of reminiscence and of life review—one fragmentary, the other totalizing—and their importance, what they have to offer to a life as it passes into old age. Reminiscing is less concerned with truth than with creating an atmosphere with a promise of trust and security. Woodward, Scharlach, and Fabe explore these themes in terms of what they mean to human life, human relationships and the process of aging.

United States Demographics (Stanford Center on Longevity)

From the Center on Longevity site:

Over the next 30 years, the US population age 65+ will double from 40 million to 80 million, and the share of old people will increase from 13% to 20%. By the time the last baby boomer turns 65 in 2029, one in five Americans will be age 65 or older. By 2032, there will be more people age 65 or older than children under 15.

United States Demographics. (n.d.). . Retrieved May 11, 2013, from