Institute of Gerontology
The Institute of Gerontology is the centerpiece of the University at Albany's multi-pronged approach to the needs of the rapidly growing population of the older persons in the Capital District, New York State, and the nation. Established in the late 1960s, the Institute promotes principles of engagement and social responsibility by joining with community and state agencies to improve services for society’s most vulnerable older persons. Priorities include: a) Applied gerontological research with caregivers of terminally ill persons, care of dementia patients, and health education groups for caregivers and frail older adults with health and mental health problems; b) Strengthening interdisciplinary partnerships with state and local organizations; c) Research and demonstration projects; d) Funding for educational, research, practice and training opportunities; e) Advancing services locally for older persons; f) Through the Center for Innovations in Mental Health Research, implementing training programs and conducting rigorous applied research on mental health issues for older persons.
Ronald Toseland, Ph.D.
School, college, division or unit: School of Social Welfare