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.
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-Israel, a
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.
Telephone 972-(0)8-6477987, 972-(0)8-6477428
Center for Multidisciplinary Research in Aging
Faculty of Health Sciences
Ben Gurion University of the Negev
84105 Beer Sheva ISRAEL
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