Community outreach activities of the Comprehensive Center for Healthy Aging include AgeWell.com, a
web page designed to provide answers to important questions that have been asked
by friends and family members related to aging and geriatrics.
The Alzheimer Family Program provides telephone counseling, information, support
groups, and referrals for family members caring for loved ones with memory problems
associated with Alzheimer’s disease and other forms of dementia.
New Horizons at UAB is offered as a learning program designed to address the interests
of older adults in the community.
The Comprehensive Center for Healthy Aging newsletter, Insight on Aging, is published twice per
year to provide information about new research, education, and service programs
related to aging at UAB.
The Community Advisory Committee, made up primarily of representatives of community-based
organizations that serve the needs of older adults in the community, meets with
Comprehensive Center for Healthy Aging leadership twice per year to give feedback on new programs.
Community leaders make up a Board of Advocacy that provides leadership for Center
for Aging Advocacy and Development programs. The Board sponsors an annual event
in recognition of community supporters and contributors to the Comprehensive Center for Healthy Aging.
An Annual Campaign provides giving opportunities to those who support the vision
of the Comprehensive Center for Healthy Aging — adding life to years.
The Charles A. McCallum Award is given annually to persons in the community that
have demonstrated leadership and service on behalf of the UAB Comprehensive Center for Healthy Aging.
The Robert P. Bynum Award is given annually to honor and to recognize persons who
are actively engaged in activities that enhance the health or well-being of older
adults. Awardees will have a track record of leadership and service on behalf of
older adults that is illustrated by the life and work of Robert P. Bynum for whom
the award is named. The New Horizons Award is given annually to a not-for-profit
organization demonstrating a commitment to improve the health and well-being of