The mission of the Center on Aging is to facilitate the University of Minnesota's response to the many issues of the aging population by fostering basic and applied research as well as the education of students and professionals to help explicate the aging process and inform public policy.
To serve this mission, the Center on Aging seeks to achieve the following:
- Provide a visible base and intellectual focus for faculty and students across the University and in the community to foster a coordinated effort in gerontology and geriatrics education, research, and services.
- Prepare students to live and work within an aging society.
- Facilitate applied aging research at all levels: locally, nationally, and internationally.
- Serve as a statewide resource center on the health and welfare of older Minnesotans by providing information to students, professionals, and the community.
The Center on Aging is housed in the School of Public Health at the University of Minnesota.
The center enjoys the active participation of many faculty and staff from colleges and schools across the University, including the Academic Health Center, Medical School, School of Nursing, College of Pharmacy, School of Kinesiology, Humphrey School of Public Affairs, School of Social Work, College of Education and Human Development, and various departments in the College of Liberal Arts.