ABOUT THE ACTIVE AGING RESEARCH TEAM
Led by Drs. Heather McKay and Joanie Sims-Gould, the Active Aging Research Team brings together scholars, community stakeholders and government to address needs, issues and opportunities of a diverse aging society. Together they seek to positively impact the health of older adults through a focus on the intersection of sex, gender, social connectedness and mobility through physical activity. Through co-leadership of a large number of community based initiatives such as the Re-imagine Aging research cluster at UBC, Active Aging BC and development of an Implementation Science Hub focused on older adults they work toward achieving their goals of (1) advancing the fields of implementation science, and older adult health research, and (2) ensuring that their research findings have a positive impact on policy, practice, and on the lives of older adults.
Connected, active lives
Create change - Engage. Evaluate. Mobilize.
- Engage community partners, government stakeholders and older adults themselves as authentic partners in the research process.
- Evaluate the impact and implementation of novel promotion & prevention strategies to enhance the health of older people.
- Mobilize partners and provide them the knowledge, tools and support they need to create change.