The Center on Global Aging was established in 1996, within the National Catholic School of Social Service at the Catholic University of America. The Center is dedicated to fostering vital and meaningful lives for older adults worldwide.

Inspired by social work ethics, the Center on Global Aging promotes excellence in the development of knowledge, policy, leadership and practices that enhance the quality of life of older adults nationally and internationally.

The Center engages in interdisciplinary professional education and life-long learning, advocacy, community partnerships and participatory research. Its work honors social work values, particularly respect for diversity and self-determination.