My name is Laura Kean and I am a UBC student working in Dr. Teresa Liu-Ambrose's lab at Vancouver General Hospital in the Aging, Mobility and Cognitive Neuroscience lab in conjunction with The Centre for Hip Health and Mobility.
We are currently conducting a research study funded by the Canadian Institute of Health Research, to determine whether a complex mental social activities program or a group based exercise training program will benefit brain functioning such as memory in individuals who have a had a stroke.
We are currently looking for participants over the age of 55 who have sustained a stroke at least 12 months ago are English speaking and are able to walk short distances with or without a cane or walker.The study is 12 months long (6 months of intervention and follow up assessment after 6 months). Participants will be randomly selected into a group and be provided with either free exercise classes or free cognitive social engagement classes.
We are currently looking for ways to promote this opportunity to older adults within the community and I recently came across the South Vancouver Seniors Active Together newsletter/blog. I was wondering if you would be interested in sharing this opportunity in your newsletter to help us get the word out? If you are interested we are can provide you with all the necessary information about the study for the advertisement. To further promote this opportunity I was wondering if you would also be open to us putting up some promotional flyers and/or handing out some brochures at your facility.
Alternatively if you have any events or other opportunities that you feel would be appropriate to promote this opportunity we would love to hear from you.
If you would like more information about the study I can put you in contact with Research Coordinator Michelle Munkacsy by email at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Thank you very much for your time and effort we greatly appreciate your consideration.
Work Study Student for
Dr. Teresa Liu-Ambrose
Aging, Mobility and Cognitive Neuroscience Laboratory, Dept. Physical Therapy
Centre For Hip Health & Mobility