The ILC-USA was created by Robert N. Butler to to advise the public on how to maximize the benefits of increasing longevity in modern society.

The Columbia Aging Center is currently home to IAGG -- The International Association for Gerontology & Geriatrics.

The Robert N. Butler Columbia Aging Center facilitates knowledge transfer regarding key issues associated with population aging through outreach, programs, seminars, and trainings.

To provide diverse older populations with the institutional platforms needed to age well requires that research findings be translated into effective, sustainable practices and policies.