Stockton Center on Successful Aging

Welcome to the Stockton Center on Successful Aging


SCOSA Vision and Mission

The Stockton Center on Successful Aging promotes education, research, and services to respond to local, regional, and statewide needs related to population aging. The Center’s core mission is to encourage older residents to “age successfully” through vital involvements and engagement in their community.

Program Changes & Event Cancellation Procedures

Check the top of the Stockton Homepage for any campus wide weather-related or emergency closures.

Check here for any SCOSA event changes or cancellations:

Laughter is the Best Medicine at Buena Nutrition Site on September 18th has been Cancelled. We are working on rescheduling. We apologize for any inconvenience.





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Click on the "Education For Older Adults" tool at left to see all current offerings in that program.

Older Adults: For information about how to join SCOSA’s Research Participant Pool, please Click Here.

SCOSA has a resource for faculty researchers - the SCOSA Older Adult Participant Pool. A common barrier to investigating issues relevant to aging is gaining access to a group of participants. The process of recruiting participants can be expensive and time consuming. Recently, SCOSA has begun to build a database of older adults (65 and older) willing to participate in scholarly research. 
With upcoming grant opportunities due soon (See Stockton's Fund Times for details), this is the perfect time for faculty to begin or expand their research project on aging. Interested faculty researchers should contact john.bulevich@stockton.edu for more information about the process of requesting older adult participants. 
Older adults wishing to be considered as research participants can also contact John Bulevich (john.bulevich@stockton.edu; 609-652-3821) for more information or visit www.stockton.edu/SCOSA/recruit.pdf.

Community Partner Announcements

SCOSA is a proud supporter of the Alzheimer's Association - Delaware Valley Chapter.  Among our many tangible expressions of support is our work to bring a large TeamStockton to their October 8 2017 Walk to End Alzheimer's.  Please check back here for any updates to our plans.

  • CLICK HERE to join our team and/or donate.
  • CLICK HERE to view, download, copy our Event Flyer
  • CLICK HERE to sign up for transportation from campus to Walk and back. (Must be Stockton student, staff, retiree, alum or SCOSA participant).


  • This is an Official Activity of Stockton's University Weekend Activities - A Celebration for Stockton Alumni, Students, and Family.  Click Here for a full schedule for the weekend.
  • Honorary Team Captains - President Harvey Kesselman and First Lady Lynne Kesselman
  • Coordinated by Professor Christine Gayda-Chelder, GERO Coordinator and SCOSA Service Chair. (E-mail: Christine.Gayda@stockton.edu for questions.)
  • Special Guest: Talon, the Stokton Osprey Mascot
  • Show your Stockton Pride - wear your Stockton logo clothing.
  • Students earn Stockton U.L.T.R.A. credits!
  • Team Challenge: Check back for details on contest and prizes for student clubs, greeks, sports teams and others.
  • Shuttles will provide transportation to Boardwalk Hall from campus and back (please check back for details).

The Alzheimer's Association - Delaware Valley Chapter needs volunteers for various aspects of this walk. To offer your services, please contact Elaine Griffin (egriffin@alz.org).


Stockton TV Channel 9 Airs CMS and You at 5:30pm and Aging Insights at 6:00pm, Monday through Friday.  

  • September 2017 Programs: Childhood Immunizations (CMS and You), NJ's Long Term Care Ombudsman (Aging Insights #72)
  • August 2017 Programs: Visiting the Doctor (CMS & You), Emergency Preparedness and NJ211 (Aging Insights #71)
  • July 2017 Programs:  Alzheimer's Disease (CMS & You), Coping with Vision Loss (Aging Insights #70)
  • June 2017 Programs: LGBTQ Issues (CMS & You), Elder Economics & Housing (Aging Insights #69)
  • May 2017 Programs:  Support and Services (CMS & You), Utilities Assistance (Aging Insights #68)
  • April 2017 Programs:  Social Security (CMS & You), Food and Nutrition Programs (Aging Insights #67)
  • March 2017 Programs: Diabetes (CMS & You), The Importance of Sleep (Aging Insights #66)

These informative programs, offered respectively by the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services and the New Jersey Foundation for Aging, change mid-month, and offer useful and informative information for older adults on a variety of topics such as choosing the right health care provider, dealing with dementia, and staying active in the retirement years.  Click Here to view archived episodes of Aging Insights on your electronic device (computer, tablet, smartphone).

Business and organizations wishing to place 10-20 second underwriting spots to raise awareness about their services among viewers should contact the SCOSA Director for details.  The channel is currently posting five Thank You slides, showing SCOSA's gratitude to our 2016 Festival sponsors, exhibitors, and advertisers.  These can be viewed during the 6am - 9am community calendar program.

Anti-Fraud Hotline and Web Form for Older Adults. The U.S. Senate Special Committee on Aging has set up a toll-free hotline (1-855-303-9470) to help older adults who suspect fraud or a scam may be occurring. The hotline will make it easier for older Americans to report suspected fraud and find assistance for themselves or for someone they know. A team of investigators will help figure out what steps to take to combat possible investment scams, identity theft, bogus sweepstakes and lottery schemes, Medicare and Social Security fraud, and a variety of other consumer issues.
Anyone with information about suspected fraud should reach out to an investigator by telephone (9:00 a.m.–5:00 p.m. EST) or through a web form that will send an email to the investigative team.

Several of SCOSA's programs are partially funded under Title III of the Older Americans Act of 1965, as amended, through a grant by the Division of Intergenerational Services, Atlantic County, New Jersey. You may make voluntary donations to SCOSA. Such donations are not a fee and are not required. Any donations received will be used to develop and operate future programs. If you wish to donate directly to SCOSA please make your checks payable to SCOSA and send them to: SCOSA/SOBL, Stockton University, 101 Vera King Farris Drive, Galloway, NJ 08205-9441.

SCOSA encourages fragrance-free environments in all of our programming.
Chemical fragrances in many personal care, household and institutional cleaning products can cause severe reactions for some individuals and can be harmful to everyone in less apparent ways.