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Type of institution
Age Institute is a center for research and development in the area of aging and elderly care. It is owned by the Kuntokallio-foundation and was founded in 1971. The Kuntokallio-foundation, in turn, is mainly funded by the Slot Machine Association. The ministries, municipalities, the Academy of Finland, EU and various foundations have funded specific projects. The board members of the foundation represent universities, other research centers and scientific societies, as well as NGOs. Age Institute is located in Helsinki city centre. The staff consists of 12 permanent researchers, planners and administrative persons and 10 - 15 project workers.
The aim of Age Institute is to produce and disseminate knowledge that promotes favorable conditions for aging, the aged and elderly care. This involves doing research, developing and evaluating innovations and arranging training for decision-makers and personnel within elder care.
Main research areas
Age Institute has three main research areas:
Physical functioning and daily activities in older people and innovations for supporting physical functioning.
Psychosocial functioning (e.g. dementia, mental health problems, alcohol abuse) and activities in older people and the quality and ethics of the service system.
Experiential aging, social support and social capital in a life-span perspective.
Research Director and executive director: Anneli S
Kalevankatu 12 A