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Center for Successful Aging

Center for Successful Aging

Relaunched in April 2018, the Center for Successful Aging is garnering the resources of the university in evidence-based practice, education, and evaluation to develop creative solutions for diverse aging populations along with community partners. The Center for Successful Aging fosters applied interdisciplinary research, program evaluation, and workforce development as a means to reduce disparities and promote wellbeing in Long Beach and beyond. A primary focus of the Center is promoting social connectivity by linking generations, developing positive associations with aging, and preparing the workforce for increasingly large cohorts of older adults. We are committed to promoting aging well and with dignity for all by addressing social isolation, creating meaningful opportunities for social connectedness, and preparing the current and future workforce for the care and service of older adults across disciplines.

Points of Pride 

  • The Center for Successful Aging partners with the American Gold Star Manor, the Archstone Foundation, and SCAN Healthcare to support and implement systemic innovations in serving the needs of older adults. 
  • Dr. Iveris Martinez, the Center’s Director, is principal investigator on a National Institute on Aging grant to address Alzheimer’s disease disparities in utilization of support services among Latino family caregivers.