Center for Excellence in Aging & Community Wellness

The Center for Excellence in Aging & Community Wellness (CEACW) 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. Email Phil McCallion at or Lisa Ferretti at

Contact: Philip McCallion, Ph.D., ACSW or Lisa A Ferretti, LMSW
Phone: (518) 442-3360
School, college, division or unit: School of Social Welfare
Partners: New York State Office for the Aging (NYSOFA), New York State Department of Health, Corporation for National and Community Service, OASIS National, Koinonia Primary Care, Healthy Hearts on the Hill Coalition, National Council on Aging, U.S. Administration on Aging