Formally established in 1973, the Penn State Gerontology Center has enjoyed a long-history as the home of seminal research and scholarship in the area of adult development. In 2010, the center was renamed to “The Center for Healthy Aging Research” to better reflect the breadth and diversity of our research that spans the range of adult development, from early adulthood into later-life. The Penn State Center for Healthy Aging strives to carry out research, training, and community-service programs of the highest quality and to make those resources available to the Commonwealth and the nation.

We are grateful to our partners in the community and industry, and to the many alums who provide us with both inspiration and encouragement as we work to improve our understanding of healthy aging and make those new insights accessible to all who translate our findings into ‘best practices’ in the Commonwealth, the nation and the world.