Healthy Aging and Where You Live: Promoting Wellbeing Through Community Design

Date(s) - October 9, 2014 - October 10, 2014
7:00 pm - 8:45 pm

UBC’s Health and Community Design Lab in the School of Population and Public Health and affiliated with the School of Community and Regional Planning is pleased to invite you to:


Rising rates of chronic disease, sedentary lifestyles, and poor diets are related with the design of the built environment. Health care costs are the largest public expenditure and expected to increase further leaving little for education, transportation, social services, housing, and other needs. Government leaders and scholars will present the state of the practice in understanding and investing in a healthier built environment.

The focus will be around healthy aging because of rising rates older adults and their increased sensitivity to the physical environment.

This event is part of a set of outreach activities on built environment impacts on healthy aging and includes a focus on the “Canadian Longitudinal Study on Aging” — one of the largest studies ever undertaken anywhere (50,000 participants) to understand the best ways to promote well being across the life-span. A discussion will follow that includes some focus on these two topic areas:

1) Developing the analytical and inter-institutional capability to conduct and apply results from evidence based health impact assessments on major transportation and land use decisions in our region.

2) Identifying potential strategies to facilitate and encourage a larger proportion of seniors to age in environments that afford them more independence, sustained mobility, and a higher overall quality of life.

Click here to view the Event Poster.

Space is limited; please RSVP soon.

Contact: Lawrence D. Frank
Professor and Bombardier Chair
Director, Health and Community Design Lab Schools of Population and Public Health and Community and Regional Planning
University of British Columbia

Angeza Yusufzai
Administrative Assistant
Population and Public Health
Provincial Health Services Authority
Tel: 604.875.7357

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