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.

Welcome

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.

News & Media

There's a Doctor at the Door: Big Expansion in Home Visits Possible

A small, fledgling program through Banner Health is bringing home medical visits to certain chronically ill patients in Tucson


Elders Help Teach Future Professionals

Elders living in Tucson's St. Luke's Assisted Living Center help teach aspiring medical professionals and other UA students about what it's like to age - both physically and emotionally.


Boosting Immunity in Older Adults: UA Health Sciences Immunologists Unmask New Infection-Fighting T Cells

Sixty-five is the age when many people retire, kick back and take it easy. And so it often is with the human immune system. New findings from a study led by the University of Arizona Health Sciences Department of Immunobiology show it may not have to be that way.