Competence Centre on Ageing

Head: Stefano Cavallli
The Competence Centre on Ageing (CCA) conducts research on ageing, and in particular, on the topics of frailty and social vulnerability, and formal and informal care. The research activities aim to support the work of professionals in the field and to promote the well-being and quality of life of older adults. The Competence Centre also offers training and support to different actors dealing with older people and has a documentation centre.

The Competence Centre on Ageing was established in 2011 with the aim of capitalising on and developing the significant work carried out by SUPSI lecturers and researchers in the gerontology and geriatrics sector. The multidisciplinary team consists of nurses, geriatric specialists, occupational therapists, sociologists, psychologists and anthropologists.
The CCA was created in a context of significant structural changes to social equilibriums. The trend associated with increased longevity and population aging will continue for the next few decades at least, and the resulting changes, new tensions and emerging phenomena must be monitored closely.   
CCA objectives focus particularly on: developing the body of knowledge related to gerontology and geriatrics, in a manner that is science-based, shared and relevant; promoting a culture of care that respects the rights, the dignity and the needs of the elderly and those close to them; providing training courses, supervisory programmes, consulting and coaching services for the various players whose work involves the elderly and aging.

Full information about the Centre can be found at:
(website in Italian)