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Photovoice: Seeing older adults’ physical and social health through their own lens

Images have been used throughout history as a way for people to express themselves and their needs.....
We are Women in Science…

We are Women in Science…

…and we hope to inspire other women and girls to join us.

Physical activity is good for older adults.

But do older adults have easy access to programs that keep them active?
My Co-op: Insight on Disease Prevention and Health Promotion for Older Adults

My Co-op: Insight on Disease Prevention and Health Promotion for Older Adults

As life expectancy gradually increases, a question to ask is, “whether the added time comprises years of healthy life and promotes a high health-related quality of life into old age”.
Recognizing the Canadian Loneliness Epidemic

Recognizing the Canadian Loneliness Epidemic

Loneliness: the silent killer. It is not something many of us like to discuss openly. On a societal level, we have not addressed it, even as we begin to recognize loneliness as a growing concern within our communities.
6 Tips to stay active and connected while maintaining “Physical (not social) Distance”

6 Tips to stay active and connected while maintaining “Physical (not social) Distance”

As we are well aware, the Canadian Government has requested everyone limit social contact, or as we prefer, physical proximity, to stop the spread of COVID-19. How then, can we stay active, and not feel too isolated?
Why Vancouver Youth Use the Arbutus Greenway?

Why Vancouver Youth Use the Arbutus Greenway

The greenway passes through six diverse neighbourhoods, seven commercial districts and has 14 schools located within 1-km, thus connecting a large number of Vancouver youth to their schools and surrounding communities.
“Implementation,” The First and Most Important Concept You Should Know in Implementation Science

“Implementation,” The First and Most Important Concept You Should Know in Implementation Science

We see thousands of health research articles published every month. However, there is a gap between research-to-practice. It takes 17 years to turn only 14% of research into day-to-day clinical practice.
Do immigrants really have better health than Canadian-born older adults?

Do immigrants really have better health than Canadian-born older adults?

At the time of arrival, immigrants have better health than their Canadian-born peers. However, the health of immigrants diminishes over time until it matches Canadian-born.
Bridging the “Know-Do Gap” in Research

Bridging the “Know-Do Gap” in Research

Did you know it takes on average 17 years for research to become general practice in the healthcare system? (Green, 2008). When I first heard this I wasn’t too surprised.
Falls are common in seniors, but are they different between men and women?

Falls are common in seniors, but are they different between men and women?

The reality: In Canada, an increasing frail population of older adults reside in long-term care facilities (Postl et al., 2011), and more than 50% of them will fall each year (Rubenstein et al., 1994). Falls are the leading cause of injury-related death in older adults (Stevens et al., 2006).
How to Celebrate Grampa on Father’s Day

How to Celebrate Grampa on Father’s Day

[HINT: go for a walk!]
It’s Not the Destination, it’s the Journey!

It’s Not the Destination, it’s the Journey!

Overcoming Transportation Barriers in Rural B.C.

Reframing Mobility in the Aging Population

A lot of the research examines how much physical movement an older adult achieved, or how much physical space they covered, rather than seeking to understand mobility as an emotional experience.
Can City Design Influence our Health and Well-being?

Can City Design Influence our Health and Well-being?

Canada is investing in infrastructure changes across the nation– will it have an impact on our lives?
A Model for Our Times

A Model for Our Times

In the face of a rapidly growing older adult population, Choose to Move helps seniors become active and socially connected for health.
Men are living longer, but are Societal Pressures making them Lonely?

Men are living longer, but are Societal Pressures making them Lonely?

How thoughtful group-based physical activity may offer a unique solution
How to Add Life to Years, Not Just Years to Life

How to Add Life to Years, Not Just Years to Life

With an increasing population of older adults in Canada, we need to look at the factors that will enhance our quality of life as we age.