Mission Statement
Mission Statement

AFAR's Mission

The American Federation for Aging Research (AFAR) is a national non-profit organization whose mission is to support and advance healthy aging through biomedical research.

Key Initiatives
AFAR focuses its activities on these major initiatives:

  • Identifying and funding a broad range of cutting-edge research most likely to increase knowledge about healthy aging.
  • Attracting more physicians to specialize in geriatric medicine to meet the demands of an aging population with expert health care.
  • Creating opportunities for scientists and clinicians to share knowledge and exchange ideas to drive innovation in aging research.
  • Providing information to the public on new medical findings that can help people live longer lives, less susceptible to disease and disability.