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Regional Consortium

Engaged Gerontology Researchers

The Regional Consortium of Community-Engaged Gerontology Researchers was founded to expand opportunities for collaborative research, publication, and research funding. It was launched by the UMass Lowell Gerontology Center in collaboration with the UMass CCTS Community Engagement and Research Section in 2013.


The Regional Consortium of Community-Engaged Gerontology Researchers now includes over 40 members from the following institutions:
  • Central Connecticut State University
  • Clark University
  • Common Pathways CHNA
  • D'Youville Life & Wellness Community
  • Elder Service Plan of the North Shore (PACE)
  • ESMV
  • Framingham State University
  • Home Instead Senior Care
  • Mass. Senior Care Foundation
  • MIHCS
  • Northeastern University
  • Quinnipiac University
  • Lasell College
  • Salem State University
  • University of Connecticut
  • University of Massachusetts Amherst
  • University of Massachusetts Worcester
  • Vision Care
  • VNA Lowell
  • Worcester State University
  • Yarmouth Senior Services

Consortium members are collaborating in the following interest areas:

  • Cognitive health including issues with the aging workforce and cognitive issues 
  • Nutrition and the older adult including issues with fracture, metabolic syndrome and inflammatory response 
  • Falls including gait issues, intentional falling, tai chi, falling without injury 
  • End of life and medical orders for life sustaining treatment including cultural perspectives 
  • Personal care homemakers and attendants including training curriculum and program evaluation 
  • WHO age-friendly/ healthy aging communities, including reframing ability/disability and safe environments