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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.
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.
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
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Kudos to Thea Franke, CIHR Doctoral Award Recipient
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.
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.
Dr. Teresa Liu-Ambrose, CHHM Core Research Member, Tier II Canada Research Chair in Physical Activity, Mobility, and Cognitive Neuroscience
More fall prevention support for seniors
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97-year-old doing double on treadmill
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Resistance training may stave off dementia
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CHHM trainee awarded the Canadian Institutes of Health Research Age Plus Prize
Dr. Jennifer Davis received the Canadian Institutes of Health Research (CIHR) Age Plus Prize for one of her doctoral thesis papers. She designed a concurrent, prospective economic analysis using individual level data on cost and effectiveness outcomes as part of a study showing the importance of resistance training for brain function.
“I’d Rather Stay” on the film fest circuit: reaching an international public
Walk in My Shoes: Do cities work for older adults?
Researchers and City Planners learn through the eyes - and shoes - of adults over 65
Weight training helps prevent dementia
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Janice Wood, PsychCentral - April 24, 2012
Dawn Mackey receives Michael Smith Foundation for Health Research Scholar Award to enhance older adult mobility
CHHM's Dr. Dawn Mackey is among a small group of health researchers to receive the Michael Smith Foundation for Health Research Scholar Award. Her research will enhance the mobility of older adults by targeting injury prevention, movement energetics, and physical activity
Dr. Rizhi Wang inducted to the International College of Fellows - Biomaterials Science and Engineering
CHHM congratulates Core Researcher Dr. Rizhi Wang for his induction to the International College of Fellows - Biomaterials Science and Engineering (ICF-BSE), by the "International Union of Societies for Biomaterials Science and Engineering (IUS-BSE)" at the 10th World Biomaterials Congress held in Montreal last month.
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