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Institute on Aging

BC Talks Aging: Online Learning Modules. Click photo for details Grant opportunities for faculty and students. Click photo for details Faculty with an interest in aging-related issues. Click photo for details.

The Institute on Aging enables Boston College to excel as a beacon for expertise addressing the challenges and exploiting the opportunities presented by individual and societal aging.

A distinguishing characteristic of the IOA is our holistic approach to the challenges and opportunities of aging in the 21st Century. We foster interdisciplinary education, research and knowledge dissemination regarding spiritual, physical, social, financial, and emotional dimensions of well-being of older adults and their families. The Institute builds upon the contributions of existing university centers whose primary focus is on older adults.  


The role of sleep in aging

The IOA has released two new videos for Module I in the BC Talks Aging series: Social Isolation. Watch the new BC Talks Aging Module I videos »

Isolation seen as critical social problem

The National Association of Social Workers recently interviewed IOA Director James Lubben and Boston College's Carrie Johnson for a story on the dangers of social isolation. Read the story on social isolation »