The Stockton Center on Successful Aging

SCOSA Mission and Vision

The Stockton Center on Successful Aging promotes research, education, and services to nurture body, mind and spirit of New Jersey's growing population of older adults.  SCOSA responds to local, regional, and statewide needs and opportunities related to population aging. We seek to encourage older residents to “age successfully” through vital involvements and engagement in their community. 

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Program Changes, Event Cancellations:

SILL for 4/29/22 with Dr. Girgis moved to 4/28/22 1:30pm, from 4/29/22 due to scheduling conflict.

For University closures check the top of the Stockton Homepage.

COVID-19:  SCOSA's programs are offered in-person and/or online via Zoom. SCOSA adheres to Stockton COVID-19 guideline. CLICK HERE for the latest from Stockton.

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Stockton joined the AFU Global Network and endorsed the Network's Ten Principles. (December, 2018)

SCOSA continues aligning programming with AFU principles and encourage the university to practice Age Inclusivity in programs and services.

Click Here to learn more about the Global Network from the Gerontological Society of America.

Click Here for Press Release announcing Stockton's admission to network.

Learn more about the Age-Friendly Communities initiative by watchingAging Insights #113: Policies and Perspectives on Age-Friendly Communities(March, 2021, 30 minutes.)


Sneak Peek: June SILL

An Introduction to the Holocaust in Nazi-Occupied the Netherlands with Mr. Irvin Moreno-Rodriguez
Thursdays, June 2 & 9, 2022       11am-12pm
IN PERSON- Stockton at Manahawkin
Click HERE for Details

Exploring your Spirituality: Finding Meaning Across the Lifecourse  with Dr. Lisa Cox
Fridays, June 3, 10, 17, & 24, 2022                9-10am
Online via Zoom                      Click HERE for Details

Recently Completed:

Psychology in Everyday Life with Widener University Emerita Professor and SCOSA TES Karen Rose, Ph.D.
Thursdays, April 7, 14, 21, & 28, 2022    1:30-2:30pm
Stockton Manahawkin, Room 2, 712 E. Bay Ave.
Click HERE For Details

Exploring Developmental Influences that Make Us Who We Are with Psychology Professor Helana Girgis, Ph.D.
Fridays, April 8, 15, 22, & Thur Apr 28, 2022   1:30-2:30pm
Online via Zoom        Click HERE For Details


SCOSA Sponsored Programming On Stockton TV Channel 9:  Aging Insights and CMS & You

These informative programs, offered respectively by the New Jersey Advocates for Aging Well, and the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services change monthly and offer useful and informative information for older adults on a variety of topics such as choosing the right health care provider, dealing with dementia, and staying active in the retirement years. Click Here to view archived episodes of Aging Insights on your computer, tablet, or smartphone.

Business and organizations wishing to place brief (10-20 second) underwriting spots to raise awareness about their services among viewers should contact the SCOSA Director for details.

Channel 9 Broadcast Schedule *

                    Aging Insights       CMS & You:
Monday         11:30am               5:30pm
Tuesday         5:30pm                 9:30am
Wednesday   11:30am               5:30pm                      
Thursday       5:30pm                 9:30am
Friday             11:30am              5:30pm  

* Current and past programs are also available on demand by CLICKING HERE, or visiting NJAAW's YouTube Channel.     

For Stockton Retirees:  Are you a retired employee of Stockton? If so, the university has compiled a variety of resources and services that you may find of interest. And, there is also an official organization called SURA (Stockton University Retirees Association) that you can join. SCOSA assisted in the formation of SURA and continues to be represented on its Advisory Board.  Click Here for more information on retiree benefits and to learn about and join SURA.

Financial Support for SCOSA

Click here to donate to SCOSA's Revenue Account through Stockton's secure payment portal. (*This is not a tax-deductible donation).  Or, help us to grow by making a tax-deductible contribution to the Teski Gerontology Fund. Your donation will support various SCOSA and Gerontology program activities. Named in honor of Professor Marea Teski, founder of Stockton’s Gerontology Program nearly 50 years ago, the fund is a lasting tribute to this early visionary and driving force in the program. Make checks to “Teski Gerontology Fund” and send to SCOSA/SOBL, Stockton University, 101 Vera King Farris Drive, Galloway, NJ 08205-9441.

To discuss other ways of supporting SCOSA, please contact us at (609) 652-4311 or

SCOSA's Older Adult Programs are funded, in part, under Title III of the Older Americans Act of 1965, as amended, through grants from Atlantic County, Cape May County, and (beginning in 2022) Ocean County Area Agencies on Aging.  Federal regulations require us to inform participants that voluntary donations to SCOSA are welcome. Such donations are not a fee and are not required. Any donations received will be used to develop and operate our programs.

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.