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.
GEREC is co-organizing the Nordic Congress of Gerontology in June 19.-22. 2016 in Tampere Finland. Theme of the congress is Good Ageing - Better Society. The congress gathers over 700 professionals of gerontology from all over the world. Register now and join the meeting in Tampere in June!
ERC Advanced Grant Funding for Professor Taina Rantanen
2.04 M€ for aging research to the University of Jyväskylä
Research news: Out-of-home activity supports independence in old age
Life-space mobility reflects an individual’s opportunities to participate in society. A recent study conducted at the Gerontology Research Center of the University of Jyväskylä demonstrates that older individuals with more restricted life-space mobility had higher chances of becoming dependent on help in basic daily activities.
Professor Sarianna Sipilä from GEREC, University of Jyvaskyla is a partner in the PANINI network which received a Marie Skłodowska-Curie grant. There will be a total of 11 available PhD studentships in the PANINI network across European Partners.
Pirjo Nikander starts as associate editor in the International Journal of Ageing and Later Life 1.1.2016.
The International Journal of Ageing and Later Life (IJAL) serves an audience interested in social and cultural aspects of ageing and later life development
Research news: The high-educated have better functioning and less cardiometabolic risk factors also in very old age.
The research conducted at the School of Health Sciences and the Gerontology Research Center in the University of Tampere found that the high-educated have better functioning and less cardiometabolic risk factors than people with low education. Educational differences in inflammatory biomarkers were not found.
GEREC and COST Action Ageism
GEREC reserachers participate in the work of COST Action Ageism.
You can find GEREC in Facebook
The direct address is https://www.facebook.com/gerontologiantutkimuskeskus/. Please visit the page and like it, remember to invite you colleagues and those interested in ageing research to like the page as well.
Research news: New knowledge on factors predicting survival in older adults
A Nordic comparative study indicates that of the Finnish men born in the middle of 1910´s only 24 % survived to the age of 75, whereas among the Swedish and Danish men the corresponding proportions were 49 and 42 percent. Similarly of the Finnish women only 47 percent survived to the age of 75 compared to the corresponding proportions, 67 and 61 percent, among the Swedish and Danish women.