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Huffington Center on Aging

Houston, Texas

BCM's Huffington Center on Aging is one of the premier centers on aging in the world.
The Roy M. and Phyllis Gough Huffington Center on Aging
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Public Education and External Programs


The Huffington Center on Aging Spring Forums and Women's Health Summits are held annually to address the Houston community's interests in aging.

The goal of these programs is to provide community education on a variety of topics related to geriatrics and gerontology. Presentations are made by local and national experts in their respecitve fields and have included topics on exercise, nutrition, mood and memory, hormone replacement therapy, vision, and empowerment.

Expert Resources

Our faculty members are recognized experts in the field of aging. They are featured speakers at local and national group meetings and have been interviewed for local and national television and radio productions.

Additionally, faculty members have authored numerous books and journal articles on aging and aging-related issues. As experts, they are called up to testify in court cases and review medical records.

Additional Outreach Activities

Outside their center responsibilities, numerous faculty members serve as board members and committee members for such organizations as the Alzheimer's Association, Sheltering Arms, and the National Association of Geriatric Education Centers.

As part of the speaker's bureau, HCOA faculty, staff, and faculty associates are available to make presentations for community groups and health organizations. Topics vary according to the area of specialization of the individual speaker, but include Alzheimer's sisease, dementia, caregiving issues, physiological changes associated with aging, long-term care, and maintaining independence.

Community Support: We Need You

The mission of the HCOA is to improve the quality of life for older people. This mission can only be accomplished by the continued support given to the center by our generous donors.

Corporate donations, individual gifts and bequests, grants by both private foundations and government entities enable the center to fulfill its mission through research, education, training, and clinical care.

All contributions, small or large, are most welcome. Persons wishing to make a donation or to find out more about how their philanthropic interests can be met by helping us meet a need should contact Patricia Horgan at or call 713-798-5804.

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