About Us Our Mission is to promote aging well in families of color through Outreach, Education, and Research, by: The Aging Well Initiative is a community partnership of the Department of Psychiatry and a number of faith-based community organizations interested in promoting physical, psychological, and spiritual wellness in old age for all cultural and ethnic groups. Engaging in dialogue with the community about ongoing and future aging research projects, with a current emphasis on African-American community research. Offering educational programs at churches and schools for seniors of all cultural backgrounds. Offering educational opportunities for students, staff, postdoctoral fellows, and investigators to learn about community outreach. Conducting culturally relevant research on how to promote healthy aging and how to prevent problems, such as caregiver stress, stress-related diseases, depression, anxiety, and suicide. Actively recruiting people of color into research projects. Reporting research findings back to community groups. Using research findings to help improve services. Facilitating the hiring of people of color in the Department of Psychiatry.