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UMKC’s Consortium for Aging in Community is a response to the challenges presented by an aging community, nation and world. The University of Missouri-Kansas City has an important role to play in addressing these challenges: as a source of cutting-edge knowledge, an inspiring forum for innovation and a strong community partner.

Consortium membership cuts across schools and departments, allowing clinical, professional, academic and fine-art scholars and researchers to communicate and innovate together in the interest of older adults. The Consortium also actively engages with a wide variety of community partners, working together to respond to the needs of our aging world.

Schools in Consortium


Our Mission is to lead in the creation and dissemination of knowledge to improve the quality of life for older adults.

Our Vision is a vibrant, healthy, engaged community of older adults who are supported by academic-community partnerships.

Contact Information:


Joan McDowd

UMKC Volker Campus
#314 Cherry Hall
5030 Cherry Street, KCMO 64118
(816) 235-2490