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Center for Gerontology Research & Partnerships

Research That Supports Healthy Aging

The UMass Lowell Center for Gerontology Research and Partnerships fosters collaborative research on campus and within the region to promote healthy aging that enables adults to grow old with dignity. Given the unprecedented global demographics of aging, critical research is needed in areas such as nutrition, healthy living, chronic disease, cognitive changes in the workplace, formal and informal caregiving, technology use in older populations, and health care costs and challenges.

Research interests include:

  • Avoiding unnecessary emergency care or hospitalization
  • Cognitive Health
  • Collaborative approaches to care transitions
  • Education of personal care attendants
  • Falls
  • Functional Independence
  • Health and safety for homecare workers
  • Collaborative primary care delivery models for older adults
  • Help and support for family caregivers
  • Informing policy and decision-making
  • Inter-professional clinical education
  • Medical Orders for Life-sustaining treatment
  • Nutrition and Aging
  • Technology older adults can use to promote health
  • WHO healthy aging communities

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