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UBCO is positioned to be a leader in aging research. Kelowna is the ideal location for a research cluster dedicated to aging in place to be situated. Kelowna leads the way in interprovincial migration and the largest cohort of persons in Kelowna are adults >65yrs old. Older adults, next to faculty and staff, are the largest cohort of attendees at campus events.

Engagement of older adults is embedded across research and community outreach. Yet, older adults are marginalized in research, at a time when health and social inequities experienced by them demand our attention. This is an opportune time to formalize independent programs of research to mobilize initiatives into a cohesive, and integrative research cluster with the focal point being older adults.