HCOA's Mission and Vision

The Huffington Center On Aging's mission is to advance the quality of late life through exemplary research, education, patient care, and community outreach. Our vision is to add life to years, not just years to life. See our about us page for more information about the center. 

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HCOA Distinguished Lecture Series

Distinguished lecturers are selected for their ingenious and unparalleled contributions to the field of aging and age-related diseases and are invited to share their discoveries with Baylor College of Medicine faculty and trainees. See list of lecturers, which has included Dr. John Hardy from the Reta Lila Weston Institute, UCL Institute of Neurology.

credit: Baylor College of Medicine

Gardening provides health benefits

As the summer heat approaches, it may be tempting to stay inside. However, gardening can help boost your physical and mental health – no matter your age. Watch this video as Dr. Angela Catic, assistant professor at the Huffington Center on Aging at Baylor College of Medicine, explains how gardening can benefit seniors at any mobility level.

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Doctors are going beyond hospital walls to care for patients

The House calls program is bringing doctors and medical student to the homes of patients. Read more.

Dr. Melanie Samuel (372x158)

Creative Minds: Reprogramming the Brain

An article featuring Dr. Melanie Samuel research work was posted in the NIH Director's Blog. View article.