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Congratulations Maureen Ashe– Canada Research Chair in Community Mobility
Dr. Maureen Ashe, Core Researcher at the Centre for Hip Health and Mobility (CHHM), Associate Professor, Department of Family Practice, has been awarded a Canada Research Chair in Community Mobility. Today at UBC, the Honourable Kirsty Duncan, Minister of Science, announced the appointment of Ashe, and 305 other researchers from all disciplines across 53 post-secondary institutions in Canada.
Community care for diabetes in Abbotsford
CHHM researchers are finding better ways to manage chronic illnesses like type 2 diabetes
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.
Seasons of Sidewalks
I have become acutely aware of the micro-features of the built environment that impact the walkability of a neighbourhood. In particular, this summer it seemed like lawn sprinklers created an obstacle course as I walked to work. Sprinklers went off at exactly the same time that I was trying to get to my destination. Maybe water dodging makes for good speed and agility training?
Pedestrian Crossing Ahead
Health-care practitioners recommend walking for its many benefits. Some benefits, such as muscle strength, and endurance, are obvious. But walking can also contribute to psychosocial wellbeing through social interaction and community engagement. These factors are especially important for older adults. Yet there may be some hidden challenges to walking within a community such as crossing the street. Depending on the neighbourhood “built environment," crosswalks can be hectic, filled with distractions. Meeting the time demands of the crosswalk can be difficult for older pedestrians3, especially those with mobility challenges.
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.
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.
Small Choice. Big impact.
For researchers working in and with the community, there is nothing better than seeing the impact of our work in the lives of individuals participating in one of our programs. So I was thrilled to watch an online video interview in Prince Rupert’s The Northern View News of a participant in a physical activity program for older adults now being piloted and evaluated across BC.
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.
I have more choices, so I am choosing to move.
Since my retirement, I have been involved in my community at the West End Senior’s Network and volunteered at various events including the Vancouver Latin American Film Festival. Despite my involvement, my activity level has decreased over the years and I’ve been looking for ways to fill my days. I’ve also been wanting to get more physically active but it’s been difficult to motivate myself especially when the days are dark, cold and rainy.
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.
Don’t let a fall get you down
In recognition of Seniors’ Fall Prevention Awareness Week (November 2-8), Parliamentary Secretary for Seniors Darryl Plecas was today joined by Fraser Health officials and representatives from the Centre for Hip Health and Mobility at a mobile falls risk lab, which brings state-of-the-art imaging instruments and falls risk assessment tools to the community.
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.
CHHM Researchers launch new Canadian Centre for Group Appointments website
The Canadian Centre for Group Appointments (CCGA) is a collaboration among clinicians, community advocates and patients, policymakers, and researchers to further Group Appointments as one approach to chronic disease prevention and management, health services delivery, and better patient care.
Congratulations Dr. Meghan Winters - 2016 Distinguished Academic Award Winner
Congratulations to Core CHHM Member Dr. Meghan Winters, 2016 winner of The Confederation of University Faculty Associations of British Columbia’s (CUFA BC) Distinguished Academics - Early in Career Award.
B.C.'s women of distinction honoured at awards show
The Vancouver Sun - June 3, 2009
Aging boomers send city planners to the drawing board
Lisa Carver, VCH/VCH Research Institute - October 31, 2011
A new look for 2011
The official launch of our new hiphealth.ca website.
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.
CHHM's seniors' mobility research comes to life in new documentary
The Michael Smith Foundation Features CHHM's film "I'd Rather Stay"
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
Walk in My Shoes: Do cities work for older adults?
Researchers and City Planners learn through the eyes - and shoes - of adults over 65
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Lower Mainland Health Authorities focus on research and education during Falls Prevention Week
News Release - Fraser Health, Vancouver Coastal Health
The secrets of highly active older adults: An interview with the author Thea Franke by Active Streets // Active People
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