BC has the fastest growing population of seniors in Canada.
Faced with this demographic shift, it is vital that we provide greater support in the coming years and decades for healthy aging in homes and communities.
In the third issue of Spark, we look at the important role of research in supporting older adults to age in place. Our main story follows MSFHR Scholars Joanie Sims-Gould and Heather McKay as they study street-level changes in Vancouver’s West End that influence mobility and social interaction.
We also look at several projects aimed at ensuring BC is equipped to meet the needs of an aging population, including a new mobile app that is helping seniors reap the health benefits of walking 10 blocks a day and an MSFHR-funded initiative working to integrate palliative care into nursing practice.