Healthy and Successful Aging

HEALTHY & SUCCESSFUL AGING

Jennifer Jakobi

Jennifer Jakobi

CLUSTER LEAD

Associate Professor, School of Health and Exercise Science, Faculty of Health and Social Development

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This cross campus research cluster will advance knowledge to inform the design and evaluation of tailored approaches for healthy and successful adult aging.

ABSTRACT

Supporting collaboration among researchers on both campuses of UBC and community partners, this cluster will advance existing programs of research that address the social, psychological, physiological and environmental domains of aging this cluster supports. 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 cluster. 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.

CLUSTER RESEARCH TEAM

Brian Dalton

Assistant Professor, School of Health and Exercise Science, Faculty of Health and Social Development

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Gareth Jones

Assistant Professor, School of Health and Exercise Science, Faculty of Health and Social Development

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Gordon Lovegrove

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

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Nelly Oelke

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

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Joan Bottorff

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

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Kathy Rush

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

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Cristina Caperchione

Associate Professor, School of Health and Exercise Science, Faculty of Health and Social Development

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NEWS AND EVENTS

March is Embrace Aging Month

March is Embrace Aging Month

March is Embrace Aging month at UBC’s Okanagan campus and for this 5th Annual event a whole series of workshops and seminars are planned.

Contact

Dr. Jennifer Jakobi

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

Email jennifer.jacobi@ubc.ca

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