FORGEI, the Foundation for Interdisciplinary Geriatric Research, is a non-profit Scientific Research Organisation which concerns itself with problems related to the elderly through an interdisciplinary approach.
The most exacting research project carried out by FORGEI to date is “Treviso Longeva: factors leading to frailty or healthy longevity in the over 70s in the town of Treviso: socio-economic and medical and biological implications”. This study was awarded the 2002 grant for Targeted Healthcare Research by Veneto Region.
Some of the initial results from this study, which is internationally known as ‘Trelong Study’, have been published on leading national journals as well as on international journals
We also held training courses and organized meetings for doctors and other workers in the Health and Social sectors.