The Edwin S.H. Leong Centre for Healthy Aging seeks to transform healthy aging by expanding interdisciplinary research focused on the biological, social, cultural and environmental factors that influence aging trajectories and harnessing this information to devise new strategies to promote healthy aging for all.
Our concept of healthy aging is built on the World Health Organization’s definition of healthy aging as the process of developing and maintaining the functional ability that enables wellbeing in older age. Functional ability is having the capabilities that enable people to be and do what they value. Importantly, there is no “typical” healthy older person, and this definition of healthy aging does not require an individual to be free of diseases or health conditions.