Shape the Path research was funded by the Canadian Institutes of Health Research (2015-2019) and aimed to generate comprehensive and action-oriented information to improve the health of older men.

In Canada, little research evidence exists about the factors that influence older men’s mobility in their homes and neighbourhoods. The research questions include:

  1. What are older men’s understandings and experiences of mobility, including its relationship to their health?
  2. What are the determinants (barriers and facilitators) and outcomes of older men’s mobility in three distinct settings (community, home, residential care)?
  3. What are effective practices in optimizing mobility for older men?
  4. What factors influence individuals', community-based agencies', and government stakeholders’ implementation of best practices related to mobility and health?

Watch the 19-minute documentary that addresses issues of mobility and isolation.

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