The Center for Research and Study of Aging was established in 1990 to respond to pressing issues in the field of aging that concern present-day Israeli society. The response takes the form of conducting research, formulating and promoting social policy, and developing educational resources.

During the years, funds for research projects were obtained from the Joint-Israel through the Association for Planning and Development of Services for the Elderly in Israel (ESHEL), the Rashi Foundation, the Bereavement Fund, The Israeli Cancer Society, the Ministry of Science, The European Commission, The Israel Science Foundation, The National Insurance Institute and The US-Israel Bi-National Foundation.