A Model for Our Times

In the face of a rapidly growing older adult population, Choose to Move helps seniors become active and socially connected for health.

By Christa Hoy

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We found that, generally, participants experienced positive behaviour changes.

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Empowering people to live independent, active and connected lives as they age. Community-based research and evaluation team at University of British Columbia.