College of Health Professions

Gerontology Program

Campus Resources

Golden ID Program

Through the Golden ID Tuition Waiver Program, Towson University and other University System of Maryland institutions extend special privileges to senior citizens, including tuition waiver, use of library, recreational facilities, and discounts on parking permits. To be accepted in the Golden ID Program, an applicant must be:

  • At least 60 years of age (proof required)

  • A legal resident of the state of Maryland (one-year minimum residency required)

  • Not engaged in gainful employment for more than 20 hours per week

  • One whose chief income is derived from retirement benefits

For more information about the Golden ID Tuition Waiver Program, please contact the Office of Admissions, 410-704-2113.

Wellness Center

The TU Wellness Center, located in the university's Institute of Well Being in downtown Towson, is a fully equipped fitness facility with state-of-the-art cardiovascular and strength training equipment. Supported by TU's College of Health Professions and The Heart Institute at St. Joseph Medical Center, the Wellness Center offers a range of programs and services designed to promote health and wellness.

Visit the Wellness Center for more information about its programs.

Osher Lifelong Learning Institute


The mission of the Osher Lifelong Learning Institute  at Towson University is to offer adults, age 50 and older, opportunities for continued learning, along with programs and activities for social and cultural enrichment in a congenial and supportive environment.

The Osher Lifelong Learning Institute (formerly the Auburn Society) offers picture of individual attending a lectureadults age 50 and older opportunities for continued learning, along with programs and activities for social and cultural enrichment. The basic concept of the Institute is that learning is a lifelong process and is enhanced in a congenial atmosphere with like-minded individuals.

The Osher Lifelong Learning Institute is a membership organization with programs and activities planned and implemented by staff and member volunteers through a committee structure. There are no educational prerequisites for membership.

The Osher Lifelong Learning Institute is part of TU's Division of Economic and Community Outreach. In addition to its on-campus program, the institute offers courses at area retirement communities and periodic lectures and a book club at the Towson branch of the Baltimore County Public Library. For more information, please call 410-704-3535 or visit the Web site.








Gerontology Program - Department of Interprofessional Health Studies
Linthicum Hall, Room 121

Hours: Monday–Friday, 8:30 a.m.–5 p.m.

Phone: 410-704-4049
Fax: 410-704-4965





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