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Welcome to the Center on Global Aging!

What is the Center on Global Aging?

The Center on Global Aging was established in 1996, within the National Catholic School of Social Service at the Catholic University of America. The Center is dedicated to fostering vital and meaningful lives for older adults worldwide. Inspired by social work ethics, the Center on Global Aging promotes excellence in the development of knowledge, policy, leadership and practices that enhance the quality of life of older adults nationally and internationally. The Center engages in interdisciplinary professional education and life-long learning, advocacy, community partnerships and participatory research. Its work honors social work values, particularly respect for diversity and self-determination.

For more information about our work, please follows the links to the left.

2015 Bill Bechill and Daniel Thursz Memorial Lecture and Essay Contest

October 8, 2015
4-7 pm
Pryzbyla Great Room B

The 2015 Bill Bechill and Daniel Thursz Memorial Lecture celebrates the past and looks to the future of aging.  Featuring Dr. E. Percil Stanford and Dr. Rob Hudson, the program will explore the 50th anniversary of the Great Society programs, including Medicare, Medicaid and the Older Americans Act.  Dr. Stanford and Dr. Hudson will reflect on the importance of these programs and the future of an aging America.  Both speakers bring a wealth of experience and knowledge to this topic.  A networking reception will follow the lecture.

Social work CEUs are available (2 credits), for further information please contact Kendra Kuehn,

Click here for registration.  Please register before September 24th.

An interdisciplinary student op-ed contest will be held in conjunction with this lecture.  Students from the Columbus School of Law, the National Catholic School of Social Service, and the School of Nursing are invited to submit a short Op-Ed piece on a specified aging topic.  First place will receive a $300 gift card, runners up will receive a $100 gift card, and all qualified participants will receive a $5 gift card.  For further information see the 2015 Op-Ed Contest.