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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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Same Language Services Keep Older Adults Active
Social and physical environments offering culturally appropriate activities and services essential for foreign-born visible minorities.
CHHM doctoral trainee receives CIHR doctoral research award
Award winner proves to have an exceptionally high potential for future research achievement and productivity.
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.
CHHM helps make communities more livable for older adults
Better sidewalks, benches, washrooms key for people with mobility challenges
Moving towards developing the right tools to capture the impact of research
Leading the way in innovative thinking, the Centre for Hip Health and Mobility (CHHM) hosted the Establishing a Metric to Assess Research Impact: An Interactive Workshop on February 10 and 11 at the YWCA in downtown Vancouver.
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.
Kudos to Thea Franke, CIHR Doctoral Award Recipient
Walk in My Shoes: Do cities work for older adults?
Researchers and City Planners learn through the eyes - and shoes - of adults over 65
CHHM Annual Research and Impact Action Planning Session
A lively and interactive session with researchers, trainees, and staff taking the opportunity to interact, celebrate research success over the past year, identify major priorities, and set the course for theme-based research activities for year 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
Staying Mobile: The Secret to Ageing Well?
Experts in bone and joint health from the Centre for Hip Health and Mobility and UBC Okanagan held a panel discussion about the importance of mobility across the lifespan in Kelowna - October 24, 2012.
Aging boomers send city planners to the drawing board
Lisa Carver, VCH/VCH Research Institute - October 31, 2011
Determining how and why falls occur in elderly people will help to support development of valid and effective approaches for balance assessment and fall prevention in the long-term care environment.
Video capture of the circumstances of falls in elderly people residing in long-term care: an observational study The Lancet, Early Online Publication - October 17, 2012
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
“Creativity as Practice”: Three highlights from the 2015 Canadian Knowledge Mobilization Forum
Some may consider ‘The Arts’ and ‘Health Research’ to be strange bedfellows, but a clear take-home message from the 2015 Canadian Knowledge Mobilization Forum suggests otherwise.
Back to the Future: Getting a FReSH Start after hip fracture
Slips, trips and broken hips are all too common in people over age 65. For those older adults who experience a hip fracture, recovering from the trauma of the fall, the hip fracture surgery and the hospital stay may pose some challenges.
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