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:

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 watching Aging Insights #113: Policies and Perspectives on Age-Friendly Communities(March, 2021, 30 minutes.)


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. 

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There are no SILL programs scheduled for November.

SILL programs for December are coming soon.

Introducing SCOSA's New Alzheimer's Caregiver Support Group

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The Stockton Center on Successful Aging (SCOSA) is hosting an Alzheimer’s Caregiver Support Group

Wednesdays from 12:00 pm–1:00 pm
beginning on September 28, 2022

Caregivers can attend in-person at the Galloway campus or online via Zoom. Each session will include education and support with SCOSA’s experts on caregiving and mental health. The project is funded under The Older American’s Act, through a grant by the Atlantic County (NJ) Area Agency on Aging.

Register for FREE at

https://stockton.zoom.us/meeting/register/tJcvd-usrTIjE90xFVrp-YsgtUd37TA6jOQG

 You can also register by calling 609-626-5590.

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Stockton is an Equal Opportunity Institution


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 David.Burdick@stockton.edu.

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.