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Health program co-designed with older adults receives $1M for research study

Mar 8, 2022

Rebecca Ganann

Source: Brighter World McMaster

A community-based research project to promote health, independence and mobility among older adults has received nearly $1 million from the Public Health Agency of Canada (PHAC) Healthy Canadians and Communities Fund (HCCF).

Co-designed by members of the community, service providers and an interdisciplinary team of researchers from McMaster University, the EMBOLDEN program will bring together older adults who live in neighbourhoods that are experiencing health inequities for weekly interactive group sessions which will include physical activity, healthy eating, support with system navigation and an opportunity to socialize.

“We know that community programs can be very effective in helping older adults stay mobile, maintain their health and participate socially,” said Rebecca Ganann, lead for the study and assistant professor with the McMaster University’s School of Nursing.

Read the full story at: Brighter World McMaster

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