The Los Angeles Community Academic Partnership for Research in Aging (L.A. CAPRA) Center implements programs to help older adults stay active and healthy as long as possible.
Change Advisory Board Meeting at LA CARPA
The partnership is between the David Geffen School of Medicine at UCLA, Charles Drew University, City of Los Angeles Department of Aging and Partners in Care Foundation.
The L.A. CAPRA Center facilitates and implements community-partnered research across Los Angeles, one of the largest and most ethnically diverse urban centers in the United States. The mission is to launch and test innovative programs that will improve the quality of life of lower income older adults. The center collaborates with local leadership at community sites (such as senior centers) to implement these programs.
Current research projects include family care of older Latinos with diabetes, vulnerability of older adults to fraud, grief in older adults and the frailty of older homeless women.
The L.A. CAPRA Center was created in 2010 with a grant from the National Institute on Aging (NIA).
For more information visit: lacapra.med.ucla.edu