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

Dr. Jane Mohler on the benefits of lifelong friendships, Daily Star, February 2, 2018

Meaningful relationships and social integration stave off social loneliness


Dr. Jane Mohler on the benefits of physical exercise, Daily Star, January 21, 2018

“All of us want to maintain our independence and well-being,” said Mohler, explaining that falling, cognitive impairment and frailty all represent loss of independence. “Cognitive decline can be staved off or slowed by physical activity.”


“Aging and Our Immunity” Theme of UA Arthritis Center’s 16th Annual Living Healthy With Arthritis Conference, Jan. 27

World-renowned aging and the immune system researcher Dr. Janko Nikolich-Žugich will deliver the keynote address. The conference addresses health and services that help improve daily life for those living with arthritis—and those who care for them.