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

Lisa O’Neill Named ‘2015 Gerontologist of the Year’ by Arizona Geriatrics Society

The director of education for the University of Arizona Center on Aging is recognized for multiple efforts to enhance the quality of life and care for the unique needs of those of advancing age across the state of Arizona.


In First Lecture in ‘Dementia: A Global Challenge’ Series, South Korean Speaker to Focus on Vascular Cognitive Impairment, Nov. 20

Duk L. Na, MD, an international authority on dementia related to cerebrovascular disease, will discuss his latest research on Nov. 20. Three other prominent researchers to speak on related topics, including Parkinson’s and Alzheimer’s diseases, through June 2016 in this University of Arizona lecture series.


Pooja Rajguru Awarded Theodore H. Koff Graduate Scholarship For Studies in Aging and Gerontology

The UA Center on Aging presents the scholarship each year to outstanding UA graduate health professions students who are pursuing studies or have an interest in aging, health care administration or gerontology.