HELPING OLDER ADULTS ‘AGE IN PLACE’

By developing in-home self-management supports & assistive technologies to…

HELPING OLDER ADULTS ‘AGE IN PLACE’

PROMOTE
Physical Activity

RETAIN
Functional Independence

IMPROVE
Social Connections

By 2024, it is expected that one in five Canadians will be over the age of 65

%

Of Seniors Want to Stay at Home

Since 2011, the first year that the baby boom generation began turning 65, the proportion of seniors in Canada has accelerated and is projected to rise rapidly. By 2024, it is expected that one in five Canadians will be aged 65 and older.

According to the results of the 2016 census, over 85% of aging seniors would prefer to “age in place” in their homes and communities, however many homes and communities lack the structural features and support services to make this a safe, realistic option.

The objective of Aging in Place Research Cluster is to support the needs and choice of older women and men to age in place through high quality, inter-disciplinary research for the development of in-home supportive technologies aimed at maintaining active living, functional independence and social/emotional health.

Join our team!

We are hiring two post-doctoral fellow positions to co-lead our recently NFRF-funded project “Virtual Reality: A relevant, safe, trusted and co-created platform with older adults”

Share Your Perspectives!

We are currently seeking participants aged 50+ who live in Canada to participate in a short online survey on the perspectives and use of cannabis in older adults.

older adult couple sharing a marijuana joint

Cluster members are leaders in their field with expertise in …

Neuromuscular & Sensorimotor Physiology

Biomechanics &
Fall/Injury Prevention

Mobility, Physical
Activity & Exercise

Health Psychology &
Self-Management

Community & Social
Connectivity

Technology for Health
& Wellbeing

📣 We are hiring! 📣

We are looking for a Statistician who will assist in the statistical analysis of population health data with Dr. Bodyn Nosyk (@SFU_FHS) and data holdings stewarded by the @fnha.

Apply here: https://www.cheos.ubc.ca/wp-content/uploads/2022/06/Statistician-CHEOS-HERU-FNHA-Job-Posting-June-2022.pdf

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Interested in having a friendly visitor?
We have incredible volunteers who are interested in connecting with seniors in our community. Volunteers are matched with older adults for weekly phone calls or virtual visits.

Contact us to learn more!

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