Institute on Aging & Lifelong Health

National Health and Fitness Day 2021

National Health and Fitness Day

How to keep your resolution or intention

Did you make a resolution or intention this year, and are finding it more difficult to keep than you expected?

‘How to keep those dwindling New Year’s Exercise Intentions’ by Stina Grant and Ryan E. Rhodes (PhD) provides four evidence based tips and tricks to help you stick with your 2020 fitness intentions!

Learn about how to keep your resolutions
Chronic conditions self management workshop session

Self-management programs

The Stanford Self-Management Programs are free, evidence-based education programs for adults experiencing ongoing physical or mental health issues.

Self-Management Programs
Learn more about PORT.

Better end-of-life care for people in poverty

The Palliative Outreach Resource Team (PORT)—launched 2019 —is built upon lessons learned from a three-year study led by UVic palliative care researcher Kelli Stajduhar, lead investigator of the Equity in Palliative Approaches to Care program with the Institute on Aging and Lifelong Health and the School of Nursing.

Credit: Mike Morash/UVic

Learn more about the PORT.
IALH research affiliates

Our people

Our affiliates are actively involved in aging-related research and can be found at UVic and around the world.

Learn about our affiliates

Policy Brief: Sniff out Dementia

Want to learn how olfactory health can be an indicator of Dementia and quality of life? Read the policy brief Sniff out Dementia: How olfactory health impacts Dementia and quality of life (2019) presented by Jamie Knight, MSc., and PhD Candidate at the University of Victoria.

Read the policy brief or click here to learn more about smell, wellbeing, and brain health.

Learn more about the policy brief.

Research improving lives


Due to the ongoing COVID-19 situation, the Institute on Aging and Lifelong Health team is now working remotely and all in-person research participation has been suspended. Our institute offices in R Hut are not open. Please contact us at if you have any questions or concerns. For more information on the University of Victoria COVID-19 response, please visit


The Institute on Aging and Lifelong Health (IALH) is committed to promoting and conducting rigorous basic and applied research to improve the health and quality of life of individuals across the life course.

Our research is rooted in a broad orientation to health and aging that includes attention to the social, psychological, environmental, geographical, and cultural contexts in which people live, as well as the institutions responsible for the health of aging populations.

Annual Reports and Newsletters

the bulletin

Read about IALH's year in 2019 in our 2019 Annual Report.           

See a list of past IALH newsletters.

Please note, Phoenix Road leading up to the Institute on Aging and Lifelong Health (R HUT) Lot 7a is now called Vikes Way. Click here for directions.