The silver lining: Policies to support British Columbia’s seniors to delay frailty and age well

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Date created: 
2020-03-06
Identifier: 
etd20757
Keywords: 
Delaying frailty
Seniors
Healthcare
Physical activity
Policy analysis
British Columbia
Abstract: 

Canada has a rapidly aging population. While life expectancy is high, healthy life expectancy is significantly lower, with 10 years of life generally spent in poor health before death. Living in poor health is generally defined as living with several co-morbidities and becoming frail. While frailty is a natural consequence of aging, research reveals that it can be delayed and even reversed. This study explores physical activity interventions that have a positive impact on delaying, minimizing, and/or reversing frailty among seniors. A critical analysis of research case studies is used to identify successful interventions and how applicable these interventions will be in the BC context. Ultimately, expansion of the existing Community Actions and Resources Empowering Seniors program in BC, along with development of holistic frailty prevention programs, are recommended.

Document type: 
Graduating extended essay / Research project
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This thesis may be printed or downloaded for non-commercial research and scholarly purposes. Copyright remains with the author.
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Supervisor(s): 
John Richards
Department: 
Arts & Social Sciences: School of Public Policy
Thesis type: 
(Project) M.P.P.
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