The ABCs of Assessing Physical Literacy in Older Adults

Dr. Gareth Jones, IHLCDP Associate, wants to foster successful aging by promoting physical literacy in older adults.  Building on his past research that built an evidence-based, ecological model of physical literacy that applies to older adults, this project will focus on developing an evidence-based assessment battery to measure and monitor physical literacy in older adults across Canada.

This innovative tool will to improve the quality of life and increase older adult’s ability to remain actively engaged in society.

The research team includes IHLCDP Associate Dr. Shirley Chau as well as Mary Duggan, Dr. Debra Rose, Dr. Joan Sims-Gould, Lisa Stathokostas, Dr. Andrew Wister, and Bradly Young. This project was funded by CIHR.

Listen to an interview with Dr Jones and Jody Vance on Roundhouse radio (March 2, 2017).