Focus Areas

What We Do

The Center for Excellence in Aging & Longevity engages, collaborates, and leverages opportunities to develop and disseminate innovative and evidence-based approaches in:

  • Longevity: Helping older adults identify and develop approaches to find meaning and purpose for the extended lifespan post-retirement.
  • Workforce Partnerships: Develop and implement employment opportunities for AND by older adults, their family caregivers, and the aging sector/industry.
  • Age-Friendly University (AFU): Establish transdisciplinary collaboration to facilitate learning for a lifetime, inclusive of diverse students, faculty, staff, alumni, and community stakeholders.
  • Research and Policy: Develop and promote individual, family, and community pathways and processes to improve quality of life and equitable opportunities for older adults.

Why it matters

“Training future professionals and leaders to support older adults is an important part of our work, but it does not end there,” said Steven Hornberger, Co-Director, CEAL and SDSU faculty, “Sometimes, the most meaningful thing you can do for a person is to help them see opportunities to participate and to engage with their community and, through that, feel valued and appreciated–our focus is to assist all San Diego’s older adults to live long and healthy lives of equity, opportunity and wellness.”