To enable mobility in older adults.
Mobility encompasses the ability to walk and perform daily activities, to be physically active, and to participate in society. Mobility fosters wellbeing, purpose, and connectedness. Unfortunately, mobility limitations are common among older adults and have profound negative impacts on independence and quality of life. Major sources of mobility limitation include fall-related injuries, lack of physical activity, and fatigue during daily activities.
In the Aging and Population Health Lab, we are committed to conducting clinical research on mobility and aging to ensure healthy aging for all Canadians and the sustainability of the nation’s health care costs. Our research generates new insights about the cause, prevention, and management of age-related mobility limitations, which we translate with our partners, into new strategies to improve mobility for older Canadians.
The Aging and Population Health Lab is situated within the Department of Biomedical Physiology and Kinesiology at Simon Fraser University in Burnaby, British Columbia, Canada.