Center for Healthy Aging Research
The Center for Healthy Aging Research (CHAR) has been established at Oregon State University since 2005 to advance aging research and to promote healthy aging for older adults throughout the nation. Building on Oregon State’s distinguished Program on Gerontology, its outstanding Extension programs, and the University’s rich research resources, a vital community of scholars has emerged to explore aging in all its facets. (See “About the Center" and "Message from the director" for more details)
38th Annual Gerontology Conference, April 2-3, 2014
Aging: Attitude and Aptitude
This two-day conference, held at Oregon State University, will feature workshops by leading geriatric professionals presenting current information for health and human services occupations in a wide variety of disciplines. Visit the conference website for schedules, speaker bios, program and registration.
For past seminars visit our college seminars page.
Be sure to see the center's full event calendar
The Center is organized into four Research Cores:
Any adult aged 50 or over, residing in the State of Oregon, is welcome to volunteer for the LIFE Registry to join our research studies. Your participation will help us conduct research to inform policy, create programs, and develop strategies to meet the needs of older individuals, their families, and society.
IGERT: Integrative Graduate Education and Research Training
The Oregon State IGERT in Aging Sciences is an integrative traineeship, funded, in part, by the National Science Foundation (NSF). The program aims to develop a new generation of interdisciplinary scientists with the professional skills to shape the research, products, and policies for current and future older populations.
Gerontechnology video vignettes
These videos portray several gerontechnologies that might be used to assist aging-in-place and have been used to stimulate discussion among members of research focus groups.
The researchers gratefully acknowledge the support of the Oregon Roybal Center for Aging, Technology, Education and Community Health (ORCATECH), grant #0409A.
- Center for Healthy Aging Research
- Hallie E. Ford Center for Healthy Children & Families
- Moore Family Center for Whole Grain Foods, Nutrition and Preventive Health