The Centre for Education and Research on Aging (CERA) was launched at UFV in 2006 with the goal of facilitating a collaborative process between educators, researchers, practitioners, students, elders and caregivers in the Fraser Valley to learn more about the issues surrounding the aging process.
The centre promotes gerontological research and educational programs at UFV and in senior communities in the Fraser Valley. It serves as a source of information about aging for UFV students and the broader community.
Addressing the complexity of aging through collaborative research
The Centre for Education and Research on Aging plays an important role in linking individuals and groups with similar educational and research interests and needs. CERA's goals are to:
- Encourage collaboration within the UFV community and among communities in the Fraser Valley region, by providing education and research that enhances current practices related to aging.
- Promote UFV as a regional resource for gerontological education and research.
- Facilitate the ongoing exchange of information about the aging process between UFV and communities in the region.