Mission and Goals of the Healthy Aging Academy

Mission

The Healthy Aging Academy Mission is to develop competent eldercare leaders and practitioners to meet growing aging population needs through the provision of geriatric competency-driven education, field instruction and research.

Goals

The Healthy Aging Academy was established to accomplish the following:

  • Expand competency-driven education, field instruction and training
  • Incorporate aging issues and practice content within current curriculum
  • Increase research and community service activities focused on aging and elder care
  • Enhance internship placements and community service within aging service continuums
  • Offer professional development and educational series
  • Build stronger university-community partnerships
  • Recruit and mentor students designated as geriatric scholars specializing in aging
  • Produce leaders and skilled practitioners to meet growing aging population needs