"Once you choose hope, anything is possible."
- Christopher Reeve
The Sanders-Brown Center on Aging was established in 1979, and received funding in 1985 as one of the original ten National Institute of Health (NIH) Alzheimer’s Disease Centers. Soon after, the University realized that in addition to the support from NIH, private donations would allow the Center to sustain and develop new and innovative clinical research projects and patient and caregiver programs. In 1986, the Center on Aging Foundation was established and immediately went to work obtaining support from corporations, foundations, and individuals to assist in the continuous work of the center.
The mission of the University of Kentucky Center on Aging Foundation is to support the Sanders-Brown Center on Aging in its efforts to improve the quality of life of aging people.
The top priorities for the Center on Aging Foundation Board of Directors are: