By the year 2020, more than 20 percent of the population is expected to reach the age of retirement. With the increase in the number of older adults living in Louisiana, there will come a greater need to ensure the successful aging of the population of our state. The Life Course and Aging Studies Initiative recognizes that successful aging begins at birth and continues through the rest of our lives. Therefore, we are committed to identifying the keys to successful aging and educating the public about these important issues.
Our mission is to:
Promote collaborative research activities across many fields including the biological, social, and psychological sciences.
Develop life course and aging education and curriculum.
Collaborate with child and senior service organizations throughout the state.