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Service, Teaching, Aging, and Research Lab (STAR​)

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​What is the Mission of the Service, Teaching, Aging, and Research Lab (STAR)?

Through service, teaching, research, connection, consultation, training, and advocacy, the Service Teaching Aging and Research Lab (STAR) promotes issues impacting older adults, policies that support heathy aging, and a better trained senior services workforce.

What is the Vision of the Service, Teaching, Aging, and Research Lab (STAR​)?

STAR will be the premier resource in the Houston/Harris County area for information and resources pertaining to older adults, caregivers, and the people who work with them.

How can STAR​ help you?

If you are:

  • an older adult or caregiver, you need help, and you don’t know where to start 
  • a professional looking for information and training on older adult issues…
  • a UHD student, faculty, or staff member who wants to participate in engaging volunteer projects with older adults…

If you:

  • ​need data about the older adult population in Harris County…
  • are a UHD faculty member who wants to incorporate aging-related topics into your course…​
  • want to consult with experts about programs for older adults and caregivers

​Contact STAR​ at

STAR​’s Current Project

The STAR Lab is working collaboratively with the Collaboratory for Aging Resources and Education (CARE) to connect UHD students with senior citizens who are experiencing isolation through the COVID-19 pandemic. This project offers UHD students service-learning opportunities.


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Last updated 3/23/2022 6:25 AM