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The goal of The Center for Multidisciplinary Research in Aging (CMRA) is to promote the multifaceted quality of life in late life. Many of our studies focus on promoting understanding of quality of life and of the so-called 'subjective well-being' phenomenon and its determinants. In addition, an essential part of our work is the development of new appropriate research tools, which increase our knowledge and enhance understanding.


Older adults in Israel are a unique heterogeneous population comprised of Jewish immigrants from more than a hundred countries including about 200,000 Holocaust survivors, Arabs, and Israeli born citizens. Since culture plays a significant role in perceptions of health, function, health-related behaviors and subjective well-being, studies conducted on the various culturally different population groups are of utmost importance for enhancing evidence-based implementation of appropriate intervention programs. One of the ways to achieve this goal and improve quality of life in elderly persons is to introduce beneficial research findings and new policies and practices by providing evidence-based information to Israel's Ministries and other Israeli authorities, policymakers, service providers (public and private), the professional community, and the public.

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The Center was established in the year 2000 with the goal of fostering a synergistic environment for multidisciplinary and interdisciplinary research and education in Geriatrics and Gerontology.  The Center’s location within Ben-Gurion University of the Negev (BGU), and its affiliation with the nearby Soroka University Medical Center, ensures access to all departments relevant to research in aging. 

 

The CMRA also houses ILC-Israela member of the International Longevity Center Global Alliance (ILC-GA). The CMRA has been awarded membership to the Global Ageing Research Network​ (GARN) of International Association of Gerontology & Geriatrics and has been designated one of the network’s Collaborating Centres.​

 


Contact Information

Telephone  972-(0)8-6477987, 972-(0)8-6477428
Fax             972-(0)8-6477635

Postal Address
Center for Multidisciplinary Research in Aging
Faculty of Health Sciences
Ben Gurion University of the Negev
POB 653
84105 Beer Sheva ISRAEL
 

E-mail cmra@bgu.ac.il and sara@bgu.ac.il