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The Ora M. DeJesus Gerontology Center at UMass Dartmouth is dedicated to promoting healthy aging through multi-disciplinary research and education. The Center’s research and programs enhance current knowledge of the aging process and promote healthy, active living. The Center builds bridges between the university and community through:

    Furthering current knowledge on the aging process, healthy aging and the effect an aging population has on society
    Fostering positive attitudes about aging by increasing knowledge of students and faculty through seminars and presenting research at conferences
    Connecting the community to current knowledge
    Building partnerships with others to extend our collective knowledge base, expertise, and resources

For more information, please email us at:, or call (508) 999-8376.