Aging Well Initiatives

The Center for Gerontology at Concordia University Chicago offers several Aging Well Initiatives designed to benefit older adults and their families. These range from arts programs and aging-in-place initiatives to caregiver support groups and resilience-building programs.

Concordia-Chicago's Civic Engagement Initiative expands the focus of lifelong learning and volunteerism among adults age 60+:

  • The Aging-in-Place Initiative offers toolkits to help Chicagoland prepare for the growing number of older adults who are "aging in place," while creating livable communities for people of all ages.
  • CU-Cares Program matches students with isolated elders in community for one-on-one companionship and support
  • Healthy Brain Initiative, a partnership with the community organizations that serve older adults to develop brain fitness programs offered at Concordia-Chicago.

Contact Dr. Lydia Manning for more information at

7400 Augusta St., River Forest, IL 60305
(708) 771-8300 |
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