Center for Productive Aging

The Center for Productive Aging at Towson University provides a focal point for aging-related activities and research. Our focus is on research that strengthens community-based organizations, improves the lives of older adults and their families and increases our understanding of population aging and its effects on individuals lives.

  • Congratulations! At the Governor's Leadership in Aging Conference the Secretary of Aging presented Towson's Gerontology faculty with a plaque. This plaque recognizes the successful partnership between TU's Center for Productive Aging and the Maryland Department on Aging in working together on the Living Well Project

Selected research and reports:

"Informal Caregiving By and For Older Adults", February 2010

Health Affairs Blog; authors: Wagner, D. & Takagi, E

"Living Well Program in Maryland: An Evaluation Report", 2009 (PDF)

Reporting on the findings of a three year evaluation project

[The Living Well Project is an evidence-based program to help older adults with chronic illness to take control over their health and their health communications with professionals. More than 1,000 Maryland seniors have participated in this program.]


"Imaging an Aging Montgomery County", 2007 (PDF)

Funded by Montgomery County

"Memory Screening: Who Attends and Why: A Survey of Participants at National Memory Screening Day, 2006" (PDF)

Funded by MetLife Mature Market Institute


"Looking into the Future of Family Caregiving in the Us: Proceedings of the White House Conference on Aging Mini-Conference", 2005 (PDF)


"The MetLife Study of Sons at Work: Balancing Employment and Eldercare", 2003 (PDF)


"Workplace Programs for Family Caregivers: Good Business and Good Practice", 2003 (PDF)

Family Caregiver Alliance, San Francisco, CA


"Working Caregivers: Issues, Challenges, and Opportunities for the Aging Network" (PDF)

Administration on Aging NFCSP Issue Brief, 2002. Neal, M. & Wagner, D.


For information about partnership opportunities and on-going projects, contact Mary Carter at


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