Center on Aging
Director: Gayle Doll
The Center on Aging coordinates and develops educational and training programs in aging, simulates aging research, coordinates outreach activities and serves as a referral center for information on aging resources in Kansas. It was established in 1975 and is a component of the College of Human Ecology.
The center coordinates and provides multi-disciplinary education on aging issues at the undergraduate and graduate levels, prepares professionals to serve older adults and provides opportunities for participation in formal and informal education programs by older adults.
The center also promotes and conducts basic and applied research on issues of aging with particular emphasis on the social, economic, psychological and environmental factors that may improve the quality of life for older Kansans. Current ongoing research focuses on culture change in Kansas nursing homes.