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Center for Social & Demographic Research on Aging

Informing communities as their residents age

The Center for Social and Demographic Research on Aging conducts applied research and partners with communities to gain information on their aging population with respect to healthy aging in community.

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Research and Impact

We work with cities and towns to engage their older populations in needs assessments and planning processes. Taking a community engaged approach, we develop projects to address persistent issues facing older adults in the community. We are committed to advancing aging equity through removal of barriers to information and development of more culturally responsive outreach to older adults. As well, we explore innovative models of program and service provision through senior centers and other partners and we maintain a database of all senior centers in Massachusetts regarding their scope and operations.  Through a focus on social health, we provide technical assistance and evaluation support to community based organizations implementing projects to strengthen social connections across generations.


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Center for Social and Demographic Research on Aging
University of Massachusetts Boston
100 Morrissey Blvd.
Boston, MA 02125-3393

phone: 617.287.7413

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