The Finnish Society for Growth and Ageing Research was founded in 1980 with the idea of promoting premises for good ageing. It aims to increase understanding and knowledge of ageing issues and to further collaboration among professions working with older people. The scientific society is aimed at all researchers and operatives in the gerontological field. The Finnish Society for Growth and Ageing Research has been publishing Gerontologia, multidisciplinary scientific journal, from 1987.
There were about 330 members in the society in the end of the year 2015. The chair of the society is Elisa Tiilikainen from the University of Eastern Finland (elisa.tiilikainen [at] uef.fi)