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Forum on maintaining mobility for seniors

Research shows that the more effort people put into strengthening their bodies through exercise, the longer they stay mobile.

Maintaining mobility through aging lessens the chances of debilitating injury and brain trauma, health-care experts say.

On Wednesday Oct. 24, UBC medical experts in the field of bone health and mobility offer a public panel discussion about aging well. People can learn practical tips for maintaining a healthy body and mind, including how to minimize the risk of osteoporosis and falls.

The panel presentation and discussion takes place from 7 to 9 p.m. at the Southern Medical Program’s clinical academic campus at Kelowna General Hospital, 2nd floor, 2312 Pandosy St.

The panelists include:

• Pierre Guy, co-theme leader, fracture prevention, Centre for Hip Health and Mobility; clinician-scientist and associate professor, UBC Department of Orthopaedics

• Gareth R. Jones, assistant professor in Human Kinetics, UBCs Okanagan

• Heather McKay, director, Centre for Hip Health and Mobility; Professor, UBC Departments of Orthopaedics and Family Practice

• Jack Oliver, orthopaedic surgeon; clinical professor, UBC Departments of Family Practice and Orthopaedics.

This event is free but online registration is required. To register visit  www.ubc.ca/okanagan/alumnirelations/events.html.

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