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Gerontology Institute

Improving the aging experience for all.

The Gerontology Institute carries out basic and applied research on aging and engages in public education on aging policy issues. Our researchers focus particularly on aging equity, income security, long-term services and supports, the social determinants of health, and age-friendly communities. 

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About Us

Who We Are

We conduct research, engage with communities, and advocate for public policy on aging well.

We work closely with the Department of Gerontology in the Manning College of Nursing & Health Sciences at UMass Boston. A global leader in the study of aging, the department offers a doctoral program, online master's and certificate program, and an undergraduate major and minor. 

What We Do

Our areas of focus include:

  • Age-friendly communities
  • Aging equity
  • Education and mentoring
  • Financial security
  • Long-term services and supports
  • Social determinants of health. 

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