Center of competence on aging

Head: Stefano Cavallli
Center of competence on aging
The Center of competence on aging (CCA) was created in 2011 in order to capitalise on and develop the significant work executed by SUPSI lecturers and researchers in the field of gerontology and geriatrics. The multidisciplinary team is made up by nurses, geriatric specialists, occupational therapists, sociologists, psychologists and anthropologists.

The CCA focuses on education, documentation and research related to the daily lives of senior citizens, with a view to supporting professional operators working in the sector, and promoting the wellbeing and quality of life of the elderly.

The Competence Centre was created in a context of significant structural change in the social equilibrium. The trend associated with increased lifespans and an aging population is confirmed for the next few decades at least, so any changes, new pressures and emerging phenomena must be closely monitored.

The CCA objectives focus particularly on: developing gerontologic and geriatric knowledge, based on shared and reference scientific evidence; promoting a culture of care that respects the rights, the dignity and the needs of elderly people and their relatives; conducting courses providing training, tutoring, guidance and support for the various actors who work with elderly people and with the aging process.

Full information regarding the Centre can be found on the website (in italian):