Together, the GRC and Department serve as a focal point for research, education and information on individual and population aging and maintain an active publications program to promote utilization of existing knowledge in the following areas:
1. Aging and the Built Environment
Research on planning, design, development and evaluation of housing, care facilities, community environments and enabling technology.
2. Changing Demography and Lifestyles
Examination of impact of changes in the timing of life events and in retirement, pension and income support policy and programs.
3. Health Promotion/Population Health and Aging
Examination of determinants and consequences of population health, develop and evaluate programs that assist seniors to improve their mental and physical health, cope with chronic illness, and prevent disability.
4. Prevention of Victimization and Exploitation of Older Persons
Research and development of programs to prevent financial, psychological, physical and sexual abuse of older people, and facilitate access to rights and services.
5. Technology and Aging
Research, development and evaluation of technologies to support independent living and enhance quality of life.