About the Office on Aging

The Office on Aging is the focal point for APA activities pertaining to aging. Its overarching mission is to promote the application of psychological knowledge to issues affecting the health and well being of older adults.

The office provides consultation, information and referral on aging issues to:

  • APA entities

  • Psychologists

  • Other professionals

  • Policymakers

  • The public

The office establishes linkages with health and aging organizations to work cooperatively to address the needs and support the strengths of older adults, their families and caregivers, and advocates for the inclusion of geropsychology research and practice as an integral part of these endeavors.

The office supports and manages the efforts of the Committee on Aging. The office is also the organizational host for the National Coalition on Mental Health and Aging and provides staff support to the APA/ABA Assessment of Capacity in Older Adults Project.