Michelle Gray and Barbara Shadden, co-directors
The Office for Studies on Aging in the College of Education and Health Professions was established in August 1999 to coordinate the resources of the university in addressing the needs of the aging population in Arkansas and beyond. The office was developed to be the center for research and study of the physical, social, and psychological aspects of the aging process drawing on a host of disciplines across campus. The office conducts research, provides services, and acts as an interface between the university and the variety of service modalities for the aging population. Initial efforts of the office are directed toward a variety of issues facing older Americans to provide meaningful solutions so that the process of aging is a positive experience, both emotionally and physically.