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Ricky and ZviSocial Work Faculty in Aging

See the School of Social Welfare Faculty Directory for more information.

  • Anne (Ricky) Fortune, AM, Ph.D.
  • Philip McCallion, Ph.D., ACSW
  • Ronald W. Toseland, MSW, Ph.D.
  • Keith Chan, MSW, Ph.D.

The Institute of Gerontology

The Institute is internationally known for research on aging services. Their work includes collaborative research, building capacity to generate high-quality research, developing interdisciplinary partnerships with state and community agencies to foster gerontological research with national significance and facilitating the dissemination of important research findings.


The Center for Excellence in Aging and Community Wellness

Creating aging-friendly communities through innovative research, service and training.

Photo by Mark McCarthy. Reprinted with permission of UAlbany Magazine.Photo by Mark McCarty.
Reprinted with permission of UAlbany Magazine

The Center for Excellence in Aging and Community Wellness is a translational research center that develops, tests and implements innovative practices and policies that address the needs of aging persons, their families, and caregivers. The Center’s diverse research, training, education, planning and service activities synergistically work to improve the creation, delivery and sustainability of evidence based approaches to addressing key aging concerns for the years ahead.

The Center stands at the nexus between universities and communities determined both to create new knowledge and to be a key partner in translating existing knowledge into practice. The Center’s success in these endeavors is enhanced by maintaining relevance in its activities, finding low cost successful strategies to address key concerns, and expanding its connectedness to various constituencies.