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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
How 35 cents a day can change your life: lessons from the CityStudio
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.
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.
British Columbia unveils mobile hip and mobility research laboratory
The Canadian Press - August 21, 2009
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.
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.
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.
Lower Mainland Health Authorities focus on research and education during Falls Prevention Week
News Release - Fraser Health, Vancouver Coastal Health
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.
Mobile Lab will promote bone health in BC
Canadian Healthcare Technology - August 13, 2009
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.
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.
Kudos to Thea Franke, CIHR Doctoral Award Recipient
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.
Unique Mobile Lab to Unlock BC Bone Health Secrets
News Release - Ministry of Health Services, Vancouver Coastal Health
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.
More fall prevention support for seniors
News release - Ministry of Healthy Living and Sport
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
Dr. Steven Blair, internationally renowned physical activity expert, furthers
UBC and CHHM are honoured to host Dr. Steven Blair as a guest catalytic visitor.
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.
CHHM's seniors' mobility research comes to life in new documentary
The Michael Smith Foundation Features CHHM's film "I'd Rather Stay"
Innovative Mobile Research Lab Arrives in Victoria
News Release - Ministry of Healthy Living and Sport
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