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Office of Lifespan Studies
642 Century Circle, Coastal Carolina University, P. O. Box 261954
Conway, SC 29528

Phone: 843-349-4116
Fax: 843-349-2184

Rocco Cartisano, Research Associate, Lifespan Studies

Organizational mission or general goals:
CCU's Office of Lifespan Studies is committed to the advancement and coordination of a myriad of interactions between the university and the Grand Strand's older adult and retiree population. Specifically, we strive to improve CCU's teaching, scholarship, and service to older adults, both now and in the future.

Primary services provided:
The Office of Lifespan Studies in cooperation with Horry Georgetown Technical College, created the Online Senior Services Directory and we strive to update the Directory to keep all information current. We conduct research studies, and publish the "Prime Times" newsletter for readers throughout South Carolina. We also produce position papers and serve as a clearinghouse for information and policy issues affecting older adults and retirees.

Primary clientele served:
Older adults and retirees in the Coastal Carolina University's surrounding communities.

Employees and/or volunteers:
Rocco Cartisano, e-mail Phone 843-349-4116, Fax 843-349-2184. e-mail can also be sent to

Staff members eligible for professional credentialing and credentialed staff members employed:
Rocco Cartisano has many years of executive experience in business, industry and as a private consultant.

Clients/patients/participants served each year:
We serve thousands of Grand Strand older adults and retirees through our PrimeTimes newsletter mailing list and a variety of distribnution points; and the online Senior Services Directory.

Organization accredited or certified by an outside agency or association:
Not applicable.

Special services or pricing for senior citizens:
Our services - including the newsletter and online Senior Services Directory ( - are free, since they are part of the Office of Lifespan Studies objectives and mission.

Since its founding in the fall of 2003, the Office of Lifespan Studies (OLS)continues the evolution of it's mission. WE encourage contacts from older adults, retirees, and others including caregivers, and professionals from other organizations that serve these people, to find ways the OLS may be of service in improving the quality of life for all Grand Strand older adults, seniors, retirees and others and especially with programs for active lifestyles.
The organizations and businesses listed on this website are presented for informational purposes only and should in no way be construed as an endorsement by Coastal Carolina University.
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