Summary of the Research Centre on Aging

The Research Centre on Aging (CDRV) is home to approximatively fifty researchers who work in a variety of scientific disciplines. The Centre also has around twenty associate researchers and over one hundred people who are committed to research in one form or another. The CDRV is one of the most important centres on aging in Canada.

Work conducted at the CDRV can help us all - young and seniors alike – lead more active life and to adopt healthier lifestyles with a view to successful aging. The CDRV supports social initiatives at large to offer the best response to the needs of seniors and to offer them better services.

Research areas are very concrete :

  • Nutrition and senior autonomy;
  • Cardiovascular and neurodegenerative diseases (i.e. Alzheimer’s), cancer,  endocrine dysfunctions (i.e. diabetes);
  • Processes and effects of sarcopenia (loss of muscle mass)
  • Home support in the context of an aging population;
  • Fall prevention;
  • Social and psychological vulnerability among seniors;
  • Telehealh, telerehabilitation and telemonitoring;
  • Driving and road safety;
  • Study of the biological mechanisms of aging and associated pathologies;
  • etc.



Our ultimate goal is to improve the quality of life of seniors and to help us make the right decisions throughout our lives so that we can age well in a healthy, autonomous manner.

Please do not hesitate to contact us.
Aging is a matter for all ages.

The CIUSSSS de l'Estrie - CHUS and Us

Since its foundation in 1988, the Research Centre on Aging has been pursuing its mission first under the Health and Social Services Centre – University Institute of Geriatrics of Sherbrooke (CSSS-IUGS), then under the CIUSSS de l'Estrie - CHUS

The proximity of the CIUSSS de l'Estrie - CHUS allows students to come into contact with both the research and clinical spheres of their professions such as short and long-term care, geriatric rehabilitation, the Day Hospital, gerontopsychology, outpatient clinics (memory, incontinence), and so on.

The Research Centre is also pleased to be able to count on the support of theVITÆ Foundation.


The Research Centre on Aging is an entity of the CIUSSS de l'Estrie - CHUS  which is:


Discover the CDRV

Two of our projects' participants invite you to discover in images the Research Centre on Aging's contributions to active and successful aging over the past 25 years. A team of 45 researchers dedicated to the independence of older persons!