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.
ASUVA - New housing options in old age
The project receives funding from Prime Minister’s Office (VN-TEAS, tietokayttoon.fi), 248.000€. Duration of the project is 6/2016 – 2/2017.
Research news: Hearing problems reduce the quality of life of older people
A study published by the University of Jyväskylä, Gerontology Research Center found that hearing loss has wide-ranging impacts not only on older people’s ability to communicate, but also on their ability to move about and participate in different hobbies and activities.
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.