Social Programme

Get-together on Sunday 19 June

Come and have a drink with old and new friends at 18.00 university of Tampere, Kalevantie 4.

Pre-congress tour to the art museums in Mänttä, Sunday 19 June

See the masterpieces of the Golden Age of Finnish art such as Akseli Gallen-Kallela and Helene Schjerfbeck, 17th century Dutch and Italian works, Claude Monnet´s Haystack in the Evening Sun and the new acclaimed pavilion for modern art; all this in a remote small town which grew around a paper mill established by the Serlachius family. Enjoy a delicious lunch at the restaurant led by two chefs with Chef of the Year awards. Read more here.


Sauna evening (Fully booked)

On Sunday after the welcome reception, you will have a chance to enjoy the real Finnish sauna by a lake. Separate sauna departments for men and women. Possibility to swim, please, bring your swim suite. Transportation provided.


Midnight session on Monday 20 June  (Fully booked)

On Monday 20 June, we welcome you to enjoy two entertaining and highly scientific presentations together with traditional Finnish midsummer music in a light Nordic summer night.  Professor Tom Kirkwood from Newcastle University will talk about ’The joy of ageing’ and Professor Timo Strandberg, the 2014 Sohlberg Prize winner, from University of Helsinki, about ’Sauna, health and ageing’.


Doctoral students´ breakfast

At breakfast on Tuesday 21 June, join us to meet colleagues from different countries and some world leaders in gerontology to share experiences and ideas on ageing research.  


Visit to the assisted living facility (Fully booked)

Visit to the assisted living facility on Monday or Tuesday. The visits are organized in the afternoon and a visit takes approx. one hour. Maximum of 12 persons/visit.
Assisted living housing in Jukola-Impivaara is a long-term eldercare solution providing personal care support services such as meals, medication management, and assistance with daily living activities. Assistance is provided around the clock by skilled personnel.


Congress dinner

Meet your old and new friends at a great dinner with some entertainment programme as well.


What else to do in Tampere?

If you have spare time in Tampere, you might want to visit the Amuri Museum of Workers´Housing,  with a cosy cafe, or see Tampere from above from the Näsinneula observation tower or from the older Pyynikki observation tower that also offers views to the famous Pispala neighbourhood on the ridge between two big lakes, Näsijärvi and Pyhäjärvi. The Pyynikki tower also sells popular Finnish doughnuts. One of the absolute must-sees in Tampere is the Tammela market square just two blocks from the Tampere Hall. That is where the original Tampere people come together, buy their vegetables and have a piece of the famous ”black sausage” for lunch.  But do not forget the 110-year-old market hall in the city centre.

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Scientific Programme:

PhD Kirsi Lumme-Sandt, Secretary General

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