UBC professor discusses how regular exercise can help prevent falls
What: Fit for Life: Preventing frailty among older adults
Who: Jennifer Jakobi, Associate Professor, Faculty of Health and Social Development
When: Thursday, January 21, noon to 1 p.m.
Where: Reichwald Health Sciences Centre, room RHS 129, UBC’s Okanagan campus
Keeping senior citizens independent is a goal of UBC Associate Professor Jennifer Jakobi. And part of her research is investigating the prevention of falls.
Jenn Jakobi, who teaches in the School of Health and Exercise Sciences, will discuss frailty amongst seniors at an upcoming seminar at UBC on Thursday, January 21, starting at noon.
During the hour-long seminar, Jakobi will address how frailty is often hidden, and how people caring for the elderly can identify it. The application of exercise to prevent frailty and help obstruct its advancement will also be discussed.
This Fit for Life presentation takes place in the Reichwald Health Sciences Centre, RHS 129, and the public is welcome to attend in person or via webinar or teleconference. Registration is required and can be done at: exercisefrailty.eventbrite.ca
Fit for Life is sponsored by UBC Okanagan’s Institute for Healthy Living and Chronic Disease Prevention.