LeadingAge LTSS Center @UMass Boston

LeadingAge LTSS Center @UMass Boston

The LeadingAge LTSS Center @UMass Boston conducts research designed to help our nation address the challenges and seize the opportunities associated with a growing older population.

LeadingAge and the University of Massachusetts Boston established the joint center in 2017. The center, with offices in Washington, DC and Boston, is the first of its kind to blend the resources of a major research university with the expertise and experience of applied researchers working with providers in the field of long-term services and supports (LTSS).

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Explore Our Work

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  1. Can Housing-Based Programming Bridge the Generational Divide?

    Preliminary findings from a new LeadingAge/Generations United survey show that housing-based intergenerational programs are bringing tangible benefits to participants of all ages, as well as housing community staff. 

  2. Sodexo-Supported Research Explores the LTSS Migrant/Immigrant Workforce

    A new research study will explore the role that migrant/immigrant workers can play in delivering long-term services and supports (LTSS) to the world’s growing older population.

  3. CFAR Will Help Implement HUD’s Housing Plus Services Demonstration

    The Lewin Group, LeadingAge Center for Applied Research (CFAR), and National Center for Healthy Housing have been selected by the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) to serve as the Implementation Team for a major new randomized control trial testing a service-enriched housing model for low-income older adults.

  4. Help CFAR Examine Care Options for Severely Obese Elders

    Dr. Linda Hermer is looking for LeadingAge members who would be willing to help the Center for Applied Research (CFAR) examine innovative approaches to caring for the coming onslaught of severely obese elders.

  5. Pooling Resources to Serve Housing Residents

    A new case study from the LeadingAge Center for Housing Plus Services explores the work of Housing With Services LLC, which provides onsite assistance to 1,400 older adults living in 11 affordable housing communities in Portland, OR.