Our mission at Arizona Center of Aging (ACOA) is to promote healthy and functional lives for older adults through comprehensive programs in research, education and training, and clinical care.

ACOA exists in order to improve quality of living and extend the lifespan of older adults. We want to eradicate the diseases and conditions that occur in advanced age, and to unleash the unparalleled wisdom, energy and experience of older adults for the benefit of all the world.

We believe that we can best meet this challenge through the true partnership of scientists, health care providers, educators and community workers. We strive to move fantastic discoveries from the lab to the community, and to bring questions and observations from real people into the lab where they can be solved. We are working to develop new ways of delivering healthcare that promote independence and healthy aging. Finally, we are committed to share these essential discoveries with communities in Tucson, Arizona, the US and the world through both education and outreach.


Educational Resources

Check out these educational resources made possible by the Arizona Geriatric Education Center and the The Donald W. Reynolds Foundation.





Advances in Aging Lecture Series

Date: 3rd Friday of each month

Time: 12:00 noon - 1:00pm 

Location: 2800 E. Ajo Way, Behavioral Health Pavilion, South Campus - ample parking available

A light lunch is served. For questions, please contact Laura Vitkus at (520) 626-5800 or lvitkus@aging.arizona.edu.

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News & Media

HOT Off the Press!

Recent ACOA Publications

What's Happening at ACOA?

Hannah Stocker, Program Coordinator, presents poster at AzGS Fall Symposium.

Front Page News - Dr. Fain appears in the Arizona Daily Star re: Home Care Medicine

2015 Influencers in Aging, Top 50 thought leaders, innovators, writers, advocates, experts and others are changing how we age and think about aging. Featuring Jennie Chin Hansen, Former CEO of American Geriatrics Society.  

National Council on Aging presents "Flu Facts"

The Caregiver Consortium annual conference will be held November 20, 2015. More Information Here.

US News & World Report Ranking

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Jeannie K. Lee Named 'Geriatrician of the Year' by AzGS

Jeannie Lee

Lisa O'Neill Named 'Gerontologist of the Year' by AzGS

Theodore H. Koff Graduate Scholarship has been awarded to Pooja Rajguru.  


Featured Videos

Dr. Mindy Fain Interview on AZ Illustrated - Science

Dr. Janko Nikolich-Zugich Interview on AZ Illustrated - Science










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