The Stockton Center on Successful Aging

SCOSA Vision and Mission

The Stockton Center on Successful Aging promotes education, research, and services to respond to local, regional, and statewide needs related to population aging. The Center’s core mission is to encourage older residents to “age successfully” through vital involvements and engagement in their community. 


SCOSA News and Events

Program Changes, Event Cancellations, Announcements.

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There are no current cancellations.

Check the top of the Stockton Homepage for any campus wide weather-related or emergency closures.

Partner Announcements:

Walk to End Alzheimer's – Donations Accepted through Dec.

SCOSA again hosted a team for this annual walk. Thanks to everyone who walked and/or donated. We still need donations to reach our pledge goal. To donate go to http://act.alz.org/goto/StocktonSCOSA.  Together we can End Alzheimer's!

Nature of Forgetting and Alzheimer's Resource Fair - Sunday November 4, 2018 Stockton Performing Arts Center. 

SCOSA is working with the Stockton Performing Arts Center (PAC) to promote a performance of the Nature of Forgetting, a “profoundly moving … action packed … celebration of life … and [story of] one man’s compelling journey through the stages of dementia. At the intersection of art and science, the Nature of Forgetting bursts with creativity, joy, and heartache”.  

In addition to the 2-4pm performance, we are organizing an Alzheimer’s Resource Fair from 12noon – 2pm that will include exhibits from some of the key area organizations providing care and support for Alzheimer’s patients and their caregivers. Tickets can be purchased from the link above, a senior discount and group rates are available.  Additional details will be included in upcoming SCOSA E-Newsletters or contact david.burdick@stockton.edu, or at (609) 652-4311. 

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Useful Resources for Older Adults

Anti-Fraud Hotline and Web Form for Older Adults

The U.S. Senate Special Committee on Aging has set up 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.

Stockton TV Channel 9 SCOSA Sponsored Programming:

       CMS and You                                                                         Aging Insights

  • October 2018       Medicare Open Enrollment Period                                    Defining Ageism (#85)
  • September 2018 Medicare/Medicaid, Children's Health                              Transportation, More than a Ride (#84)                       
  • August 2018        Heat Dangers                                                                        Medicare Cards and More (#83)
  • July 2018             Palliative Care                                                                       Find Your Fitness (#82)

            TIMES/DAYS      M-5:30pm, T-9:30am, W-5:30pm, R-9:30am, F-6pm         M-11:30am, T-5:30pm, W-11:30am, R-5:30pm, F-11:30am

These informative programs, offered respectively by the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services and the New Jersey Foundation for Aging, change mid-month, 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 electronic device (computer, tablet, 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.

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).

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, 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 College, 101 Vera King Farris Drive, Galloway, NJ 08205-9441.

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

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.