The Center for Gerontology
Concordia University - Chicago
7400 Augusta Street
River Forest, IL 60305
The Center for Gerontology at Corcordia University Chicago encompasses research efforts that include generating, organizing, and disseminating high quality multidisciplinary aging related practice and knowledge. We strive to make a difference in the lives of older adults and their families through faith-based research and education, which will have a far-reaching impact on the community we serve.
The Center offers several Aging Well Initiatives designed to benefit older adults and their families. These range from arts programs and aging-in-place initiatives to caregiver support groups and resilience-building programs.
Concordia-Chicago's Civic Engagement Initiative expands the focus of lifelong learning and volunteerism among adults age 60+. The Aging-in-Place Initiative offers toolkits to help Chicagoland prepare for the growing number of older adults who are "aging in place," while creating livable communities for people of all ages. The CU-Cares Program matches students with isolated elders in community for one-on-one companionship and support. The Healthy Brain Initiative, a partnership with the community organizations that serve older adults to develop brain fitness programs offered at Concordia-Chicago.
As a distinctive, comprehensive university of The Lutheran Church–Missouri Synod, centered in the Gospel of Jesus Christ, and based in the liberal arts, Concordia University Chicago equips men and women to serve and lead with integrity, creativity, competence and compassion in a diverse, interconnected and increasingly urbanized church and world.
The views expressed in presentations at this conference are those of the participants, and do not necessarily reflect those of Concordia University Chicago, the Lutheran Church-Missouri Synod, or any employee or representative thereof. Sponsorship of this event does not necessarily express or imply approval or endorsement of participants’ views.