Our aging population is one of the greatest triumphs of health care and social reform over the last century. Canada is now among a host of ‘greying nations,’ whose older citizens may live 30+ years past the ‘traditional’ retirement age of 65. But population aging also poses some challenges for Canadians. For many, living longer is accompanied by increased chronic disease and the need for care. The demands on our health and social care systems are growing. The Active Aging Research Team is responding to these needs by finding solutions to support us all to live independent, active, and connected lives.

The Active Aging Research Team acknowledges that their work at the Vancouver General Hospital Campus of the University of British Columbia is located on the traditional, ancestral, and unceded territory of the xʷməθkʷəy̓əm (Musqueam), Sḵwx̱wú7mesh (Squamish), and Səl̓ílwətaʔ/Selilwitulh (Tsleil-Waututh) peoples.

finding innovative ways to add life to years for all older people