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Walk n’ Talk for Your Life program aims to improve seniors’ fitness

Walk n’ Talk for Your Life is a collaborative, community health research study designed to increase socialization and healthy lifestyles among seniors. The program is led by UBC Okanagan faculty, staff and students from the Southern Medical Program, the Schools of Nursing, Human Kinetics, Social Work and the Irving K. Barber School of Arts and Sciences’ psychology unit.

Dr. Charlotte Jones, associate professor of medicine with the UBC Southern Medical Program, is the principle investigator of the research study. Walk n’ Talk for Your Life has partnered with Global Fitness to host a free 10-week program facilitated by professional fitness trainers and assisted by UBC Okanagan students.  The role of the students will focus on interacting with participants, assisting in exercise programs, teaching education modules, and collecting and evaluating data.

Interested seniors are invited to attend an information session at Global Fitness, 1547 Harvey Avenue, Kelowna, on Thursday, September 18, 2014 at 1:30 p.m.
For more information, contact Chella Percy, UBC Okanagan project coordinator, at 250-807-8042 or chella.percy@ubc.ca.


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