The Office for the Study of Aging (OSA) is committed to advancing research and education in aging issues. In the coming decades, record numbers of older people will face the risks of age-related disease, frailty, and dependence. This growing population presents unique challenges and opportunities in healthcare and long-term care.
As baby boomers age, SC’s older population will become more educated and sophisticated. They will be more interested and involved in health and long-term care decisions and will demand more personalized services. OSA seeks to enhance the quality of the lives of these individuals as they age.
OSA is in the Department of Epidemiology and Biostatistics in the Arnold School of Public Health at the University of South Carolina. OSA is formerly the Alzheimer’s Disease Registry. This registry is the nation’s most comprehensive statewide registry of residents diagnosed with Alzheimer’s disease or related disorders.
OSA's services have expanded beyond the registry to:
All services and programs provided through OSA are grounded in research. We strive to present findings in practical, useable formats.