Are you over 55? Would you like to be the star of short, informational videos about moving around the community? Seeking men and women to appear in short videos showing how to overcome challenges when out and about in the community.
Who are we? The Community Mobility Lab at the Centre for Hip Health and Mobility develops and tests interventions aimed to minimize disability and sedentary time and promote healthy aging through improved mobility and physical activity levels. These videos are a way of communicating research results to the community.
Want to be involved? Contact:
604-875-4111 ext. 21796 or Laura.Burnett@hiphealth.ca 604-675-2573
"Getting old is a state of mind."
91-year-old Flossie Lewis is a former English teacher who now lives at the Piedmont Gardens Senior Living Community in the Bay Area of San Francisco, California.
In her spare time, Lewis writes 'light verse' for her local newspaper. She offers her "Brief But Spectacular" take on what it feels like to grow old.
We'd love to know your spectacular take on growing old by leaving your comment below.
A new online resource that tracks the availability of nursing home beds in British Columbia shows more than 150 beds remain empty despite ongoing waiting lists for seniors.
The website called MyCareFinder.ca, created by the BC Care Providers Association, not only shows the association’s 160 members’ facilities in the private sector but also the government-subsidized beds.
In B.C., about one-third of all extended care beds are owned and operated by the government and the remainder by contracted operators. The association represents about 60 per cent of these contracted providers and many of them also provide subsidized beds.
Users of the site can click on any community on the map to read which facilities have spaces available: both subsidized and privately paid. Other information is provided such as which languages are spoken at the extended care home and bedroom configurations — whether they are single rooms, semi-private or multi-person rooms of four or more.
Above excerpt taken from the Vancouver Sun - read the whole article online here.
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