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The Center for Research and Study of AgeingResearch Funder/Centre

Type of institution

Research centre

Website

http://hw.haifa.ac.il/gero/CenterResearchAging/

Description

The Center is based at the Faculty of Welfare and Health Studies at the University of Haifa. It is interdisciplinary in its perspective with a focus on aging issues within the Israeli society as well as on cross-cultural and cross-national aging questions. The staff of the Center work closely with policy makers and professionals in the community to disseminate research findings and help shape policy developments. The Center has extensive collaboration with research centers both in Europe, the US and Canada. Connected to the Center is the Laboratory for Education and Research in Gerontology which also does research and develops educational projects.

Aims

-To conduct, support and encourage interdisciplinary research on pressing aging issues within the Israeli context -To conduct, support and encourage interdisciplinary research on cross-cultural aspects of social gerontology -To develop international comparative research programs -To develop a data resource center for policy makers, professionals and consumers -To identify and examine long-range policy questions -To develop strategies for dissemination of relevant data to policy makers

Main research areas

It is focused mostly on interdisciplinary research on aging in four major areas: 1 Intergenerational relations and support networks. Within this area the emphasis is on quality of life and intergenerational solidarity; caregiving issues; grandparenthood. 2 Health and aging with an emphasis on mental health, mainly Alzheimers' disease. 3 Elder abuse 4 Law and aging. Full Disciplines of research :Gerontology, Sociology, Social Work, Family Sociology, Geriatrics, Law

Address

Israel

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