NAR Researcher Mark Oremus Awarded Velux Stiftung Healthy Ageing Research Grant

Tuesday, October 8, 2019

The Velux Stiftung has awarded 2018 NAR catalyst grant recipient Prof. Mark Oremus a Healthy Aging Grant worth ~$206,000 CAD (CHF 157,000) to support the continuation of his work on the association between social support availability and cognitive function. Prof. Oremus's project will utilize data from the Canadian Longitudinal Study on Aging (CLSA) to examine if functional social support, including level of companionship, emotional support, and instrumental assistance, is associated with cognitive function in middle and older aged adults.

The Velux Stiftung is a non-profit foundation based in Switzerland that supports healthy ageing research that "aims to maintain or increase the functional ability and intrinsic capacity of older people" ( https://veluxstiftung.ch/funding-areas/healthy-ageing-research/ ).