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The paradigm shifts when we all work together.

Join us in our endeavors to uncover important aspects of aging, research nonpharmacological interventions for those with cognitive challenges and support care and community partners working with older adults.

Get Involved

For Faculty, Staff & Students:

  • The Collaboratory’s Cell2Society Research Network, led by RoseAnn DiMaria-Ghalili, PhD, is comprised of scholars from a variety of disciplines, from biology to nursing to biomedical engineering to architecture to public health. Members are nationally and internationally recognized researchers engaging in scholarship from “cell to society.” This includes, but not limited to: expertise reflects the biology of aging, theragnostics, dementia care, sleep and chronobiology, symptom science, self-care strategies, caregiving, exercise, nutrition and creative arts therapies.
  • The AgeWell Student Network is an interprofesional group of students led by emerging leaders from Drexel University CNHP.
  • AgeWell is a way to learn about CNHP’s curriculum, certificates, degrees and intensive courses abroad that focus on aging.

For Professionals Who Work with Older Adults:

  • The AgeWell Collaboratory Organizational Partner Network consists of community-based agencies serving older individuals and their families. Members include healthcare providers, city government, community agencies, industry partners and policy makers. The group meets quarterly and together, the network guides and participates in the work of the Collaboratory.
  • AgeWell designs and administers continuing education modules to build professional capacity around aging issues, such as LGBTQ aging and dementia. All topics are identified by our organizational partners and we are continually seeking out new ideas. 
  • Speaker Swap: We are facilitating exchanges about working in the field of aging between organizational partners, faculty and students. We connect partners with faculty who can come speak at their agencies and vice versa, where we have our partners come speak to students and faculty in classes at the College about their work in aging.
  • We currently have several research projects involving older adult or family caregivers as study participants, many of which are paid opportunities. All research is nonpharmacological and has been approved by Drexel’s Institutional Review Board.
  • Bring CNHP students to your organization! Become a clinical site, co-op site or volunteer site for students.

AgeWell Collaboratory Organizational Partner Network

The Partner Network consists of more than 40 community-based agencies serving older individuals and their families. Members include healthcare providers, city government, community agencies, industry partners and policy makers. Together, the Network guides and participates in the work of the Collaboratory.

The network meets quarterly; for more information about our next meeting please email Kate Clark at

Members include:

AARP Pennsylvania
African Family Health Organization (AFAHO)
Age-friendly Rowhomes
Alzheimer's Association
BAYADA Home Health Care
Benefits Data Trust
CBW Partners
Center for the Advocacy, Rights and Interests of the Elderly (CARIE)
Center in the Park Senior Center
Commonwealth Consultants
Community Legal Services
Community Wellness HUB at the Dornsife Center
Cosan Group
Delaware Valley Regional Planning Commission
Envoy at Home
Habitat for Humanity Philadelphia
Health Management Associates
Health Promotion Council
Health Signals
Healthy Rowhouse Project
IBC Foundation
Innova Health
Jewish Family and Children's Services of Greater Philadelphia
Jewish Federation of Greater Philadelphia
LeadingAge PA
LGBTEI Elder Initiative
Living Branches
Lutheran Settlement House Senior Center
Mercy LIFE
Partners on Path
Penn's Village
Philadelphia Association of Community Development Corporations
Philadelphia Corporation for Aging
Presby Inspired Life
Ralston Center
Stephen and Sandra Sheller 11th Street Family Health Services
The Gerontological Society of America
The Supportive Older Women's Network (SOWN)
UPMC Community HealthChoices
White Horse Village
William Way Community Center

Explore Aging-Related CE and Certificate Programs

The AgeWell Collaboratory promotes undergraduate, graduate and professional development education around aging issues. Currently, the College of Nursing and Health Professions offers courses and degrees focusing on the older adult population such as Adult Gerontology Acute Care Nurse Practitioner and Adult Gerontology Primary Care Nurse Practitioner. We are developing AgeWell continuing education modules to increase competencies and build capacity for healthcare professionals working with older adults.

Daylight Café

The Daylight Café is a new memory café that faculty members, Dana C. Kemery, EdD, MaryKay Maley, DNP, Natasha Goldstein-Levitas, MA, BC-DMT, from the College of Nursing and Health Professions, developed to provide a nonmedical, social support environment for people affected by cognitive impairments and their care partners. This sustainable resource at the College’s Community Wellness HUB in the center of the Mantua and Powelton Village communities will continue the work being done at CNHP to support aging in place, which includes creating and implementing interventions for those affected by Alzheimer’s and other dementias. The Daylight Café is open on the fourth Wednesday of the month from 10:00 a.m. to 11:30 a.m. Programs offered will include social engagement incorporating dance and movement activities, music and art appreciation, crafts and animal-assisted activities. For more information e-mail