Local Educational and Research Resources


Based in MIT’s School of Engineering’s Engineering Systems Division, AgeLab is a multi-disciplinary team of researchers, business partners, universities, and the aging community working to design, develop and deploy innovations that translate technologies into practical solutions to improve people’s health and enable them to “do things” throughout the lifespan.


Boston Bridge
A group of professionals in the field of aging who work in Greater Boston and aim to provide opportunities for professional development, exploration, networking, and mentorship to emerging professionals in the field of aging.


Boston College Institute on Aging (IOA)
Established in 2008 to foster education and research regarding spiritual, physical, social, financial and emotional dimensions of well-being of older adults and their families.


Boston University Louis Lowy Certificate Program in Gerontological Social Work
A MSW program designed for students interested in working with older adults and engaging in social programming and policy for older adults.

Brandeis Healthy Aging

The Brandeis Lifespan Initiative on Healthy Aging (LIHA) promotes interdisciplinary research and scholarship to optimize health and well-being across the lifespan.


Brandeis University (Department of Psychology)

Offers a PhD program in social-developmental psychology with a life-span developmental focus from early childhood to old age.

Bristol Community College

The Gerontology certificate program prepares students to understand and effectively respond to myriad issues, challenges, choices, and problems encountered in the aging process.


Cape Cod Community Work Force Education Resource Center

Offers workshop in gerontology training for professionals currently working with older adults and those exploring gerontology as a career.

Center for Retirement Research

The goals of Boston College’s Center for Retirement Research are to promote research on retirement issues, to transmit new findings to a broad audience, to help train new scholars, and to expand access to valuable data resources.


Lasell College Graduate Eldercare Programs

Offers on-line and hybrid MA programs with concentrations in eldercare management and eldercare marketing, in addition to graduate certificate programs.


North Shore Community College Gerontology Certificate

Provides a basic credential to those working in the field of aging without previous academic training or credentials. The one-year certificate program leads directly into the two-year Gerontology Associate Degree program.  


RoseMary B. Fuss Center for Research on Aging and Intergenerational Studies

Located at Lasell Village on the campus of Lasell College, dedicated to enhancing the quality of life for older adults through research, community partnerships, and teaching.


Rosalie Wolf Interdisciplinary Geriatric Healthcare Research Center

Serves as an advocate for expanded geriatric research initiatives advancing the Center's mission to develop and study innovative clinical and health services interventions for the elderly, and to provide training opportunities for new investigators.


Sloan Center on Aging and Work

Promotes quality of employment as an imperative for the 21st century multi-generational workforce; collaborates with business leaders and scholars in a multi-disciplinary dialogue, to help develop the next generation of knowledge and talent management.

UMass Gerontology Institute

Preparing for an aging society through research, public service, and education; the Institute carries out basic and applied social and economic research on aging and engages in public education on aging policy issues, with an emphasis in four areas: income security, health (including long-term care), productive aging (including transportation), and basic social and demographic research on aging.


UMass Online

Offers a Gerontology Graduate Certificate with a focus in Management of Aging Services; targeted to individuals in the aging network who are looking to upgrade their skills or advance in new directions within the field or for those looking to enter the field.

Osher Lifelong Learning Institutes (OLLI) in Massachusetts

A membership-based community of mature adults who enjoy learning and want to spend time with like-minded people. OLLI's mission is to foster accessible lifelong learning, individual growth, and social connection for mature learners age 50+ by providing stimulating opportunities to enrich the intellectual, social, and cultural lives of members, regardless of educational background. Through a modestly priced membership, OLLI provides non-credit courses, special lectures, social events, theatre outings, and field trips in the U.S. and abroad.


Osher Lifelong Learning Institute at Berkshire Community College
Osher Lifelong Learning Institute at Brandeis University
Osher Lifelong Learning Institute at Tufts University
Osher Lifelong Learning Institute at University of Massachusetts, Boston