Healthy and successful aging

HEALTHY AND SUCCESSFUL AGING 

Supporting collaboration among researchers on both campuses of UBC and community partners, this group of researchers are advancing existing programs of research that address the social, psychological, physiological and environmental domains of aging. Maintaining high levels of functioning and resilience to challenges is a central goal of healthy and successful aging and the shared research pursuit of this group. Aging is profoundly heterogeneous and as such research activities will engage diverse adult populations (e.g., elite functionally fit to frail, rural and urban, men and women) as well as those living with chronic illness in order to inform tailored interventions and approaches that strengthen resilience, support self-management, and build social support for men and women’s healthy and successful aging.

RESEARCHERS IN AGING

Jennifer Jakobi

Professor, School of Health and Exercise Sciences, Faculty of Health and Social Development, UBC Okanagan

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Kathy Rush

Professor, School of Nursing, Faculty of Health and Social Development, UBC Okanagan

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Nelly Oelke

Associate Professor, School of Nursing, Faculty of Health and Social Development,  UBC Okanagan

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Brian Dalton

Assistant Professor, School of Health and Exercise Sciences, Faculty of Health and Social Development, UBC Okanagan

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Jennifer Davis

Assistant Professor, Faculty of Management, UBC Okanagan

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Brodie Sakakibara

Assistant Professor, Dept. of Occupational Science and Occupational Therapy, Faculty of Medicine, Southern Medical Program, UBC Okanagan

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NEWS AND EVENTS

Keeping seniors safer from falls

Keeping seniors safer from falls

Dr. Vicki Komisar, Assistant Professor at the School of Engineering with the University of British Columbia Okanagan campus, and IHLCDP Associate, was profiled by MSFHR to highlight the important research she completed while funded by a MSFHR Research Trainee award...

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