History of the Huffington Center on Aging

One of the premier centers on aging in the world, the Huffington Center on Aging was formed in 1988.

It was created by the generosity of the late Roy M. and Phyllis Gough Huffington, Houston philanthropists who foresaw the need for an academic entity devoted to studying aging, providing care for older people, and teaching future health professionals and researchers about geriatrics and gerontology.

The mission of The Roy M. and Phyllis Gough Huffington Center on Aging is to improve the quality of lives of people as they age through programs of research, education and patient care in Baylor College of Medicine departments, institutes, divisions, and centers, and selected institutions in the Texas Medical Center along with organizations elsewhere around the world working on age-related issues; to disseminate the knowledge gained by research and to apply it to the care of people as they age; and to increase the knowledge of the general public on health and social practices that can assist them to have a long life, well-lived.