About the Institute

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The Optimal Aging Institute (OAI) within the College of Health and Human Services (CHHS) at Bowling Green State University (BGSU) was strategically developed in 2016 to provide learning opportunities and educational materials focusing on optimal aging for service providers, health systems, entrepreneurs, corporations, caregivers, and older adults. The OAI has received a generous five-year commitment of financial support from Medical Mutual of Ohio.  

The goals for the OAI include:

  1. Become recognized as an educational institution that focuses on optimal aging (with a special emphasis on health, wellness, and preventative care).
  2. Become the regional incubator for innovative programming, products, and applied research that will enhance the seven dimensions of wellness among middle-aged and older adults.
  3. Provide learning opportunities and educational materials focusing on optimal aging for service providers, health systems, entrepreneurs, corporations, caregivers, and older adults.
  4. Become a regional advocate for programs and services tailored for older adults by strategically mobilizing university and community resources.

The OAI partners with many campus and community entities (too many to list here). If you would like to propose a collaboration or joint program with the Institute, please contact Paula Davis, Director, at oai@bgsu.edu.

Internal Advisory Panel

OAI Advisory Board