Gerontology Research Center, GEREC
Aging Research in Finland
GEREC is a collaborative effort in aging research jointly run by the University of Jyväskylä and the University of Tampere, read more about us.
Sari Stenholm appointed as a new Academy Research Fellow
The Academy of Finland’s Research Council for Health has decided to fund ten new research posts as Academy Research Fellow and one of them is Sari Stenholm acting professor of gerontology from University of Tampere.
Academy of Finland's Research Council for Health funding to Marja Jylhä and Riku Nikander
The Academy of Finlands´Rezsearch Council for Health has granted funding for two research project in GEREC for years 2015-2019
Research news: Is the length of work careers determined in utero?
Low weight at birth increased the risk of disability pension among men, reveals a new Finnish study published in the PLoS One. Around 20% of the cohort members born in 1934–44 retired on a disability pension between 1971 and 2011.
Ilkka Pietilä to the Editorial Board of the Journal of Ageing Studies
Ilkka Pietilä has been invited to the Editorial Board of the Journal of Ageing Studies.
German Vontobel prize for ageing research
Visiting scientist MD, PhD Timo Hinrichs has won the Vontobel prize for ageing research awarded by the University of Zürich for his research paper "Inverse effects of midlife occupational and leisure time physical activity on mobility limitation in old age – a 28-year prospective follow-up study” which was written in collaboration with researchers from GEREC.
Research news: Older women abandon many of their personal goals
Older people have many kinds of goals in their lives, most commonly related to health, independent living, close relationships, and different activities. However, based on a study conducted at the Gerontology Research Center of the University of Jyväskylä, older women abandon many of their goals with increasing age.
Research news: Nonmanual workers and high educated live longer even at the age of 90 years
Nonmanual workers and high educated live longer than manual workers and lower educated even at the age of 90 years or over. A doctoral student Linda Enroth at the Gerontology Research Center and School of Health Sciences in the University of Tampere reported the finding.
Research news: Poor hearing confines older adults to their homes
Vision and hearing problems reduce the active participation of older people in various events and activities. This was observed in two studies carried out by the Gerontology Research Center.