During the first years of its existence, the Gerontology Institute has worked with older people to convert "retirement years" into opportunities for continuous growth and learning, while simultaneously seeking to re-examine social, political, and economic roles for elders in society. It is hoped that through such engagement of older individuals, the Institute has inspired a more positive attitude in society towards its aging population.
Gerontology Institute, University of Massachusetts Boston, "The Gerontology Institute: The First Years, 1984-1987" (1989). Gerontology Institute Publications. 94.