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.

 

 

 Stockton Institute for Lifelong Learning

On December 3rd, 10th, and 17th, 2021 we will offer three free short courses as our holiday gift; see our December E-Newsletter for details.  Please share your interests here so we use your input to develop future courses that encourage your lifelong joy of learning from Stockton's accomplished faculty.


 


Age-Friendly University Global Network LogoStockton University joined the Age Friendly University Network and has endorsed the Network's Ten Principles. (December, 2018)

SCOSA continues to align our programming with the AFU principles and to encourage the university to enhance and expand Age Inclusivity in programs and services.

Learn more about Stockton and the AFU ...

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

Click Here for the Stockton Faculty Senate AFU Endorsement.

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

Anti-Fraud and Scam Resources

Older adults are particularly at risk of frauds and scams of many kinds and the novel Coronavirus COVID-19 has worsened the situation.   See this 3/30/20 blog titled "60 and over in the time of COVID-19?" from the Federal Trade Commission. The AARP provides lots of helpful guidance, including a searchable Scam Tracking Map and a toll-free hotline (1-877-908-3360). The U.S. Senate Special Committee on Aging has a toll-free hotline (1-855-303-9470) to help older adults who suspect fraud or a scam may be occurring. The hotline will make it easier for older Americans to report suspected fraud and find assistance for themselves or for someone they know. A team of investigators will help figure out what steps to take to combat possible investment scams, identity theft, bogus sweepstakes and lottery schemes, Medicare and Social Security fraud, and a variety of other consumer issues.  Anyone with information about suspected fraud should reach out to an investigator by telephone (9:00 a.m.–5:00 p.m. EST) or through a web form that will send an email to the investigative team.

SCOSA Sponsored Programming On Stockton TV Channel 9:  Aging Insights

These informative programs, offered by the New Jersey Advocates for Aging Well, 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 *

Mon – 11:30am
Tuesday – 9:30am, 5:30pm
Wed – 11:30am
Thursday – 9:30am, 5:30pm
Friday – 11am, 6pm

* 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 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 ar 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.