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Established in 2001, The RoseMary B. Fuss Center for Research on Aging and Intergenerational Studies at Lasell University promotes intergenerational connections through research, education, partnerships, and programming.


The Fuss Center is housed at Lasell Village. The Village, an award winning continuing care retirement community, with a built-in lifelong learning component, is located on the Lasell University campus and serves as home to 220+ older adults. To reside at the Village, residents must commit to completing 450 hours of a formal, individualized continuing education program that includes educational, fitness, cultural, and social activities offered at the Village and across the Lasell campus. This lifelong learning arrangement makes Lasell Village and its residents unique among retirement communities and age-friendly institutions of higher education.


Faculty Fellows

The Fuss Center offers faculty members across the curriculum who do not have expertise in adult development and aging the opportunity to spend time learning about aging issues related to their areas of scholarship and developing intergenerational teaching and learning activities for their classes. Fellows receive professional development support to attend conferences and related programs.

  • Kimberly Farah, PhD (Professor of Chemistry)
  • Zane Zheng, PhD (Associate Professor of Psychology)
  • Tessa LeRoux, PhD (Professsor of Psychology)
  • Charlotte Frazier, PhD (Associate Professor of Psychology)


Headshot of Joann MontepareM. Montepare, Ph.D.
Director, RoseMary B. Fuss Center for Research on Aging and Intergenerational Studies
Professor of Psychology

Lasell University/Lasell Village
1844 Commonwealth Avenue
Newton, MA 02466