About the Center on Aging

The Center on Aging promotes understanding of, and response to, aging and aging-related issues.  The Center conducts research and evaluation, training and education, disseminates information, provides program consultation, and makes recommendations in matters of policy. 

 Center on Aging

The Center on Aging aims to achieve results by incorporating the following University strengths:

  • Interdisciplinary focus

  • Leverage the University’s expertise

  • Mechanism for collaboration

  • Established community partnership

  • Designated retirement community

Services Available

  • Workforce development

  • Collaborative research and funding pursuits

  • University curriculum development

  • Practitioner service delivery

  • Education and training

  • Consultation services to senior service entities

  • Community senior services directory 


The Center on Aging frequently hosts events and lectures in the community.  Click on the following link to view photos of these events:

Center on Aging Photos


Aging-Related Resources and News


The Center on Aging is located in Fritzsche-Gibbs Hall in the College of Health Dean's Office.

For more information, contact Dr. Michael Forster at 601.266.5253 or michael.forster@usm.edu.