Participants wanted: Research study on the benefits of exercise and socialization for seniors
UBC Okanagan is leading a new collaborative, community health research study. Faculty, staff and students from the Southern Medical Program, Nursing, Human Kinetics, Social Work and Psychology have joined with community partner Global Fitness and Racquet Centre to kick off a pilot project to study the effects of socialization, health education and exercise in minimizing loneliness and social isolation for seniors.
Dr. Charlotte Jones, Associate Professor of Medicine with the UBC Southern Medical Program is the principle investigator of this research project titled Walk N’ Talk for Your Life.
Global Fitness and Racquet Centre will host a free 10-week program facilitated by professional fitness trainers and assisted by UBC Okanagan students. The role of the students will focus on interacting with participants, assisting in exercise programs, teaching education modules, and collecting and evaluating data.
Besides being a great opportunity for seniors to increase their overall well-being and contributing to the education of students, the participants will have plenty of fun and foster new friendships.
*If you are aged 55 – 95 and are mobile, please come out and join us.
If you are under 55 years old, please share this information with your older family and friends.
*Seniors are invited to attend an information session at Global Fitness and Racquet Centre (1574 Harvey Avenue in Kelowna) on Monday May 26, 2014 at 1:30 PM OR Thursday May 29, 2014 at 1:30 PM.
Seniors tell a friend & bring a friend. We look forward to meeting you!