Center for Social and Demographic Research on Aging

at the University of Massachusetts Boston

Community Program Planning/Evaluation

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), and 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.

Copies of recent reports can be downloaded below.

Community Needs Assessments

Evaluation Projects


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. Similarly, Massachusetts state agencies may enter into Interagency Service Agreements with the CSDRA. For further information, please contact Jan Mutchler at jan.mutchler@umb.edu.


Director, Fellows & Researchers

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