Giving To Concordia

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Gerontology Initiative

“Concordia University Chicago is a world-class institution providing leadership, expertise and compassion necessary to impact the lives of older adults, their families, caregivers and our communities.” – Dr. John K. Holton, Ph.D., Associate Professor of Gerontology, Director, Center for Gerontology at Concordia-Chicago.

The Center for Gerontology encompasses research efforts that include generating, organizing, and disseminating high-quality multidisciplinary aging-related practice and knowledge. We strive to make a difference in the lives of older adults and their families through faith-based research and education, which will have a far-reaching impact on the community we serve.

The Center for Gerontology at Concordia University Chicago offers several Aging Well Initiatives designed to benefit older adults and their families. These range from arts programs and aging-in-place initiatives to caregiver support groups and resilience-building programs.

  • Concordia-Chicago’s Civic Engagement Initiative expands the focus of lifelong learning and volunteerism among adults age 60+.
  • The Aging-in-Place Initiative offers tool kits to help Chicagoland prepare for the growing number of older adults who are “aging in place,” while creating livable communities for people of all ages.
  • CU-Cares Program matches students with isolated elders in the community for one-on-one companionship and support.
  • Healthy Brain Initiative, a partnership with the community organizations that serve older adults to develop brain fitness programs offered at Concordia-Chicago.

Investment Opportunities

Concordia-Chicago is committed to supporting the growth of the Center for Gerontology and to provide opportunities for our students in these areas. Investment opportunities in research, administration and student assistance are available.

For more information, call the CUC Foundation at 866-448-3867.