UMass Boston

Senior Centers & Age Friendly Communities

Needs assessments and community services

A primary goal of the Center for Social and Demographic Research on Aging is to provide resources and research expertise to:

  • Communities
  • Non-governmental organizations (NGOs),
  • Other agencies that provide services to older adults in Massachusetts and throughout New England.

Located at the UMass Boston campus, the Center’s academic environment is conducive to the production of high quality basic and applied research, collaborations with organizations who have shared interests in improving services for older people, and communities with planning and/or program evaluation needs. To date, community program planning and evaluation projects have focused on identifying needs of communities, with respect to providing services to their older residents.

Notice: Agreements between local governments and the Center for Social and Demographic Research on Aging (CSDRA) are exempt from the provisions of Chapter 30b, the Uniform Procurement Act, since the University of Massachusetts is an instrumentality of the Commonwealth. Municipalities may negotiate a scope of services and a price with CSDRA directly, saving both time and money.