Program Changes & Event Cancellation Procedures
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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.
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. SCOSA is in the process of developing a values statement and guidelines and we encourage participants in our programs to minimize their use of products containing chemical fragrances.
SCOSA to Host South Jersey Senior Marketing Group on June 25th
SCOSA will host the South Jersey Senior Marketing Group’s monthly meeting on Thursday June 25th from 2:30-4:30pm in the C/D Atrium in the main academic complex. Representatives of SCOSA will briefly discuss SCOSA’s July – December Older Adult Education Program and recently completed Self-Study and Consultant Report. Participants will also share updates about their organizations. Members should park in Lot 1, walk toward the main academic complex, take path along left side of B-wing to enter main concourse. The atrium is directly ahead as you enter the building. For a map, click here. For more information, contact email@example.com. To become a member of the marketing group Click Here. Membership is free of charge.
Current & Upcoming Programs
SCOSA's 2015 Aging Successfully Festival - May 13, 2015 - A Great Success, Thanks to Many
Older Adults: For information about how to join SCOSA’s Research Participant Pool, please Click Here.
SCOSA has a new 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 firstname.lastname@example.org 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 (email@example.com; 609-652-3821) for more information or visit www.stockton.edu/SCOSA/recruit.pdf.
Senate Aging Committee Launches Anti-Fraud Hotline and Web Form for Older AdultsThe U.S. Senate Special Committee on Aging has set up a new, 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.
Stockton presents a wealth of events free and open to the public that may be of interest to our mailing list. For additional information go to www.stockton.edu.
Stockton Channel 9 airs Aging Insights on Tuesdays and Thursdays at 7:30pm