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Helping our parents age in place
In 2015 a major shift occurred in Canada’s population: for the first time there were more Canadians over the age of 65 than under the age of 15. Currently at 5.8 million, the number of Canadian 65 years of age or older will double in the next 25 years.
Re-Imagine Aging: Adding Life to Years
The Centre for Hip Health and Mobility is uniting an interdisciplinary group of scholars and practitioners in the field of aging. The topic on the table at the three-day conference is the aging population in Canada and in many parts of the world. The proportion of older adults in the population is growing faster than any other age group. This rapid demographic shift has been classified as one of the world’s most challenging, urgent and ‘wicked problems’ –it calls for immediate change at every level of society.
Active Aging BC celebrates International Day of Older Persons
Two hundred older adults got moving and dancing in their chairs last Friday, September 29, at a special event celebrating the International Day of Older Persons at Surrey City Hall Council Chambers. The lunchtime presentation, opened by Surrey Mayor, Linda Hepner, was an educating and entertaining celebration featuring Dr. Art Hister and musical act ‘The Lady Larks, hosted by Active Aging BC (ABC), an initiative of the Centre for Hip Health and Mobility (CHHM) and the City of Surrey.
4 knowledge mobilization lessons from the “Re-Imagine Aging: Adding Life to Years Roundtable”
Part I of the CHHM blog mini-series: Reflections from the ‘Re-Imagine Aging: Adding Life to Years Roundtable’ at the Peter Wall Institute for Advanced Studies.
Falls are not a normal part of aging: 4 key ways you can prevent falls
Everyone experiences a fall now and then. While most falls do not cause serious injury, occasionally we are reminded of how even a simple fall from standing can be catastrophic. Indeed, falls from standing height are the most common cause of injury-related hospitalizations across the lifespan and the number one cause of injury-related deaths in older adults. Falls are especially devastating among older adults causing over 90% of hip fractures and wrist fractures, and 60% of head injuries.
Dr. Christine Voss takes first place at CFRI Trainee Research Forum
CHHM’s Erin Macri takes 1st place in UBC’s Faculty of Medicine 3-Minute Thesis (3MT)
How civic design can promote healthy aging
For many of us, a walk around the corner or a trip to the store is an effortless fact of daily life. But viewed through the eyes of an older adult with restricted mobility, that same trip can be an intimidating, physically demanding ordeal. Simple details of the urban landscape, such as uneven pavement or crosswalk timing, become harrowing obstacles to those individuals with physical limitations that make walking difficult or induce fear of falling.
Interactive storytelling to surface issues and opportunities in community on the evolution of caregiving in an aging society
All are welcome to a free event to re-imagine caregiving in the face of our aging demographic on Tuesday, May 10, at the Goldcorp Stage at BMO Theatre. The Centre for Hip Health & Mobility in partnership with Gen Why Media will host an evening of performance, storytelling, intergenerational dialogue, and expert and community insight to ignite an important conversation about the culture of care in our changing society.
Opinion: A Yes vote is a vote for active aging
Chances of remaining active for longer are related to reduced sedentary behaviours, moving more and to living in a healthy community, with accessible bus stops, frequent buses, protected bike paths, safe pedestrian walkways and plenty of benches and rest stops, Heather McKay writes.
Aging in a Changing World
Canadian Association on Gerontology - 41st Annual Scientific and Educational Meeting, Vancouver BC - October 18 - 20, 2012
Aging boomers send city planners to the drawing board
Lisa Carver, VCH/VCH Research Institute - October 31, 2011
Aging boomers send city planners to the drawing board – with the Centre for Hip Health and Mobility!
Lisa Carver, Vancouver Coastal Health Research Institute, December 2011
CHHM Doc takes Best of Fest in LA Film Festival
Kudos to Callista Haggis and Farzine MacRae, whose film I’d Rather Stay won "Best of Fest" at the 2015 New Urbanism Film Festival in LA. Their short film was guided by research from the Centre for Hip Health and Mobility, and focuses on how the neighbourhood built environment is affecting the health and wellbeing of Canada’s rapidly aging population.
Make it Walkable … and Sittable! Lessons from Vancouver’s West End for the new Arbutus Greenway
New research shows that benches make it possible for older adults and vulnerable seniors to get out of their homes more, meet friends, and stay in their homes and communities longer. In short, public benches make neighbourhoods more livable for seniors, improve their health, and increase their social connectedness.
Kudos to Thea Franke, CIHR Doctoral Award Recipient
“Choose to Move was such a gentle and nudging push, it helped me to re-build my confidence.”
If I could send a message to others it would be to just get started, just start at your own level, regardless of where you are at right now. The smallest step will help you move forward. Go ahead, start now, it will really make a difference.
Centre for Hip and Mobility takes the BC Legislature by storm
Are older women more hip to be fit?
Watching television is one of the most popular, yet also one of the most sedentary, daytime companions of our time. Physical activity, in contrast to sedentary behaviour, is a comprehensive term that encompasses household tasks, activities of daily living, and leisure time physical activity, including exercise and sports.
Congratulations to Drs. Heather McKay and Joanie Sims-Gould, recipients of a Peter Wall Institute International Research Roundtable Award
Kudos to Drs. Heather McKay and Joanie Sims-Gould, who received a 2016 Peter Wall Institute for Advanced Studies International Research Roundtable Award. These research awards support meetings of scholars from the international community, Canada and UBC, for two to five days. Scholars have a unique opportunity to explore broad themes within an interdisciplinary environment, and to advance excellence in research in those areas.
In it together
My Mom and I share more than just good genes and the love of our family. We also follow a similar physical activity program to keep us active and engaged within our community. Let me explain.
What's in your Caregiver Preparedness Toolkit?
With unprecedented population aging combined with reductions in health care services the likelihood of one becoming a caregiver is on the rise. For many of us, it is really not a matter of if we will be a caregiver, but rather when and to what extent.
Creature of Habit: How to use cues like toothbrushes to add more physical activity into your life
I walk to work every day at a similar time, and during my journey I frequently meet the same people along the way. There are travellers on bicycles-- and some on foot. I have realized that this is my active transport community, and look forward to seeing them each day, and depending on where we meet, they remind me of my daily progress. In one place in particular, as I walk down a long, and steep hill, I enjoy having brief exchanges with the cyclists, runners and walkers, who wave as they slowly make their way up the hill.
Dr. Teresa Liu-Ambrose at the 2013 Physical Activity Forum: Physical Activity to Promote Brain Health
Teresa Liu-Ambrose presents her research on the connection between physical activity, brain health and health aging.
Joanie Sims-Gould receives the CIHR New Investigator and MSFHR 2014 Scholar Awards
CHHM's Dr. Sims-Gould is among a small group of health researchers to win both the Michael Smith Foundation for Health Research and the CIHR New Investigator Award for her community-based research focused on adding life to later years.
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