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Supporting seniors’ access to fresh air and exercise

June 4, 2018 - Ring

There’s nothing quite like looking across the ocean and feeling the fresh salty air filing your lungs as you ride your bike along Dallas Road. And Carson Sage, who graduates with a MA in Kinesiology this month, has been offering senior citizens in Victoria and beyond the opportunity to reconnect with nature through free bike rides, via the Cycling Without Age program.

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Feeling like home

January 26, 2018 - News

Research starts in the brain but works its way to the heart, says a University of Victoria health geographer whose studies of dementia and care across the lifespan have made her a passionate advocate for quality of life as people age.

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Transportation needs of an aging population: report

December 18, 2017 - News

Long lineups, poor signage and garbled announcements over a loudspeaker can be a nuisance for any traveller. But for older adults, they can present significant roadblocks in their journey, whether taking a cross-country trip by train, or a bus ride to visit family. These are some of the findings in “Older Canadians on the Move,” a new report by an expert panel chaired by Neena Chappell, professor emeritus (sociology) at UVic’s Institute on Aging and Lifelong Health and released by the Council of Canadian Academies.

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