Aging begins early in life. The Center for Healthy Aging focuses on research into aging for better health and reduced frailty throughout life. The research will provide new knowledge on how more people can live healthy lives and enjoy a robust old-age. The multidisciplinary research programmes at the Center will investigate biomedical, social and psychological causes of healthy aging, and this knowledge will form the basis for new initiatives for both prevention and treatment. The Center started its activities in January 2009.
The Center has been established through a generous donation from Nordea-fonden to the University of Copenhagen. Nordea-fonden donated 26 million USD in 2008, to meet the Center's running costs for five years and in 2013 Nordea-fonden decided to prolong the grant with an additional 26 million USD for a five-year extension from 2014-2018.