The Jordan Institute for Families

Our Programs

Center for Aging Research and Educational Services (CARES)

The Center for Aging Research and Educational Services (CARES) provides training and technical assistance to organizations serving older and vulnerable adults. Specifically, CARES builds the capacity of social services for older adults and aging programs by offering a range of professional development activities. CARES provides a menu of online and in-person training, including certification and capacity-building services for staff of senior centers in North Carolina.


individuals have participated in on-line courses hosted by the Center for Aging Research and Educational Services.

Year Established

CARES is deeply involved in State activities. It is helping to organize a statewide movement to build an Adult Network of Care for vulnerable adults. In addition, CARES facilitates a statewide network to improve guardianship services for vulnerable populations. Members of CARES staff serve on the North Carolina Institute of Medicine’s Steering Committee and Task Force on Alzheimer’s Disease and Related Dementias.

CARES Successes: 2014-2015