EXPLORING HOW TO STAY
HEALTHY THROUGH AGEING

Ageing with multi-morbidity is likely preventable. STAGE is a European Research and Innovation project studying healthy ageing and multi-morbidity using a life-course approach. It tackles the gaps in knowledge to understand life-long processes and their connections with biological, environmental, social, historical and infrastructural factors.

We need to gain a deeper understanding of people’s diverse living environments, social stressors, and the biology of ageing. Our research will use data spanning the entire life-course to enable us to understand ageing patterns. This knowledge will be translated into concrete, effective prevention programmes and solutions for people to age more healthily.

By 2050, the population aged 75 years and over is projected to double in almost all European regions. Maintaining health and well-being is vital as we age, yet it is estimated that about 60% of adults will retire with chronic non-communicable diseases such as obesity or cardiovascular diseases alongside many other physical and mental health conditions. Having two or more health conditions (multi-morbidity) likely accelerates a person’s ageing and affects their capacity to function in everyday life. This creates personal and societal challenges that need cohesive and flexible solutions.

OUR FOCUS

The overarching concept of the STAGE project is that the risk of ageing with multi-morbidity is preventable and treatable. Our focus includes:

RESEARCH

Improving our understanding of why people age with multi-morbidity using a life-course approach.

ETHICAL AND AGE-FRIENDLY INNOVATION

Producing new technologies, tools and health and policy recommendations to facilitate active and healthy ageing for all.

LIFE-COURSE INFORMED PREVENTION AND INTERVENTION

Developing person-centred applications to test digital solutions for the prediction and prevention of ageing with multi-morbidity.

ENGAGEMENT AND LEARNING

Providing a platform for stakeholder dialogue, engagement, capacity building and dissemination to increase the project’s impact.

FACTS IN BRIEF

EU Research project focused on finding ways to help people stay healthy through ageing.

FUNDING ORGANIZATION

€17.7m from Horizon Europe and €2.2m from UKRI.

PROJECT DURATION

1st January 2024 to 31st December 2029.

PROJECT COORDINATOR

University of Oulu, Finland

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