The Catholic University of America

Mission and Vision


The Center on Global Aging is dedicated to fostering vital and meaningful lives for older adults:
  • We are committed to strengthening the National Catholic School of Social Service and University aging-related education, research, and clinical knowledge.
  • We engage in interdisciplinary education and life-long learning, advocacy, community partnerships, and research.
  • Our interfaith work is inspired by Catholic social teachings, social justice principles, and social work values, particularly respect for diversity, self-determination, and support for vulnerable older adults.




Inspired by the ethics of social work, the principles of social justice and inter-professional collaboration, the Center on Global Aging promotes excellence in the development of knowledge, policy, leadership, and practice that enhances the quality of life of older adults.