With more than 10.000 visitors in 2 days we would like to thank the many interested parties for the nice conversations at the Bleib Aktiv exhibition in the VAZ St. Pölten and we are looking forward to many new participants for our SENIOR aktiv program.
SENIOR aktiv is an activity program for all 60 to 80 year olds who want to get or stay fit.
During a one-day workshop, project staff and basic scientists from the fields of histology, electron microscopy and molecular biology as well as health scientists were able to network and exchange ideas on scientifically relevant topics in the field of ageing research and physical activity in seniors. Two smaller research projects have been proposed which will be concretized and realized within the framework of the Centre of Active Ageing in the coming months.
We were very pleased to show our colleagues from the University of Bratislava (lead partner of the project) on 24.5.2019 the new premises, which will soon be ready for the Center of Active Ageing in our institute. At the same time we had a productive partner meeting where we were able to discuss further study planning.
We would like to thank all visitors and partners for the participation in our opening conference in Bratislava which was hosted by our lead partner the Faculty of Physical Education and Sports of Comenius University in Bratislava.
At the initiative of the BMWFW, the Austrian Platform for Interdisciplinary Ageing Issues / ÖPIA has assumed the role of the national „Network on Ageing – Ageing and Demographic Change as Challenge and Chance” in Austria since mid-2016. Together with all the partner organisations of this network, ÖPIA will therefore in future make even greater efforts than before to achieve systematic networking and improved interdisciplinary synergies in ageing research and on ageing issues in Austria and, for example
increasingly initiate formats of networking, knowledge transfer and result-oriented cooperation
collect the partners’ research activities and make them accessible online via a database
be available to interested organisations, decision-makers and experts as an independent national contact and service point on the subject (e.g. questions on calls for proposals, cooperation possibilities, available data, etc.)