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CHHM helps make communities more livable for older adults
Better sidewalks, benches, washrooms key for people with mobility challenges
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.
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.
How 35 cents a day can change your life: lessons from the CityStudio
Alex Scott receives CIHR Priority Announcement Award through the Institute of Musculoskeletal Health and Arthritis, New Investigator program
CHHM's Dr. Alex Scott and co-PI Kelly McNagny have been awarded a CIHR Operating Grant to look at the role of mast cells in tendinopathy
CHHM trainee recognized by VCHRI with Rising Star Award
Sarah Moore has been awarded a Rising Star by the Vancouver Coastal Health Research Institute (VCHRI) for being an exemplary role model to peer groups
FReSH Start Toolkit: Fracture Recovery for Seniors at Home, A hip fracture recovery guide for patients & families
A hip fracture is a life changing event. It's the role of your healthcare team to give you the best care possible while you're in the hospital but about when it's time to go home? For many, it can be a challenging time for the person recovering and for caregivers who want to provide the best help possible.
BC Hip Fracture Registry Dataset Creation Meeting at the Centre for Hip Health and Mobility
Representatives from the UK National Hip Fracture Database and Swedish National Register for Hip Fracture Patients (RIKSHOFT), the Ministry of Health, local health authorities, clinicians and scientists came together with the assistance of CHHM Interim Director Dr. Pierre Guy and doctoral student Anna Chudyk to discuss the development of a registry of hip fractures in British Columbia.
CHHM Walk for Arthritis Team 2019
On Saturday June 1, 2019, the Centre for Hip Health and Mobility Team participated in the Walk for Arthritis held at Olympic Village. Thanks to the team’s fundraising efforts, which included contributions from Trainee Committee members, students, researchers and family members, the Centre for Hip Health and Mobility donated $705 to The Arthritis Society. Our team played an important role in helping achieve nearly $1 million in donations across Canada, which will be put towards a great cause in supporting the millions of Canadians living with arthritis. Congratulations to the Centre for Hip Health and Mobility Team for all the fundraising they did!
CHHM cycling expert Meghan Winters shares her favourite cycling blogs
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.
CHHM Awarded Best in Health and Best in Workplace by HUB
On February 5th, 2014 our own Agnes d'Entremont accepted the Centre for Hip Health and Mobility's Bike to Work Week Award.
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.
UBC and CHHM are honoured to host Dr. Steven Blair as a guest catalytic visitor
Dr. Steven Blair, internationally renowned physical activity expert, furthers "Exercise is Medicine" in BC
British Columbia unveils mobile hip and mobility research laboratory
The Canadian Press - August 21, 2009
Dr. Steven Blair, internationally renowned physical activity expert, furthers
UBC and CHHM are honoured to host Dr. Steven Blair as a guest catalytic visitor.
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.
Seniors deserve better fall prevention
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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.
Round Table Discussion on Fear of Falling
City planning considers needs of mobility scooters owners
Paul Craven, Mobility Scooter News
Dr. Teresa Liu-Ambrose, CHHM Core Research Member, Tier II Canada Research Chair in Physical Activity, Mobility, and Cognitive Neuroscience
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.
$60-million health care research centre opens at VGH
Andrea Woo, Vancouver Sun - September 15, 2011
Congratulations Dr. Alex Scott– Winner of a Research Ambassadors Knowledge Translation Award
Dr. Alex Scott, a Core Member and tendon researcher at the Centre for Hip Health and Mobility was recently awarded the CIHR Institute of Musculoskeletal Health and Arthritis "Research Ambassadors Knowledge Translation Award."
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