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Good news! Our average lifespan is greater today than at any time in history. But as some anonymous wise person has pointed out, “Aging is not for sissies.”

To put it more seriously, the process of aging provides us with a rich source of both challenges and opportunities. The key is in knowing how to turn the former into the latter. And as another wise person has said, "Knowledge is power."

In a nutshell, that’s the philosophy behind, sponsored by the University of Alabama at Birmingham (UAB) Comprehensive Center for Healthy Aging. The UAB Comprehensive Center for Healthy Aging is committed to improving the health and well-being of older adults through research, education, community outreach, and patient care programs. provides a way for the Comprehensive Center for Healthy Aging to share with everyone information that reflects the best evidence available on living longer, but perhaps more importantly, living better.

Look to as an ongoing resource for new breakthroughs in the science of aging, and for timely, real-world advice from UAB experts about staying healthy, happy, and safe while the pages of your own life calendar continue to turn. If you are interested in learning more details about ongoing programs, community resources, or patient care programs of the UAB Comprehensive Center for Healthy Aging, we encourage you to check it out.

Aging is an exciting journey. We’re glad you’ve joined us.