CIHR Cafe Scientifique presents: Fit not Frail

CIHR Cafe Scientifique presents: Fit not Frail

While it is relatively easy to find good information about physical activity for the typical population, less is known about adopting and sustaining health-promoting activities in the presence of chronic illness and increasing frailty. Does fear of getting hurt affect participation in health promoting activities? Can one be fit in the presence of increasing frailty? Does physical activity or actively pursuing hobbies really improve health and well-being?

Join us for lively discussion, debate, and refreshments.  Hosted by the UBC Dept of Occupational Science & Occupational Therapy as part of its series of "Conversations on Occupation"

Experts:

  • Dr. Bill Miller, Associate Professor, UBC Occupational Science & Occupational Therapy
  • Dr. Laura Hurd Clarke, Assistant Professor, UBC Human Kinetics
  • Dr. Lynne Feehan, UBC Department of Physical Therapy, Centre for Hip Health and Mobility

Moderator:

  • Dr. Catherine Backman, Associate Professor, UBC Occupational Science & Occupational Therapy

Fit not Frail: Activities to Promote Health at Any Age or Ability
Friday, October 3rd, 7:15-9:30 p.m.
Juliet's Cafe 1905 Cornwall Avenue (just west of Burrard Bridge)
Please RSVP: osot.wellcafe@ubc.ca

Cafe Scientifique democratizes science, taking it out of the domain of the expert and allowing everyone to voice an opinion. It pulls science away from its usual habitats of the classroom and the laboratory and into cafes, bars, restaurants, even theatres, demystifying new developments and opening them up for public debate.