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MIRA | Collaborative for Health & Aging webinar series: Pivoting a large-scale aging research initiative due to the COVID-19 pandemic

The first MIRA | Collaborative for Health & Aging webinar will take place on February 26, 2021 from 12 – 1 p.m. During this webinar, Dr. Brenda Vrkljan and Dr. Marla Beauchamp will describe the early steps and strategies implemented by their multidisciplinary research team to pivot their large-scale aging and mobility study in the wake of COVID-19 and the corresponding health measures in place.

Pivoting with older adults during COVID-19

From creating toolkits for patients and caregivers to offering webinars on patient partnership and virtual care, the MIRA | Collaborative on Health and Aging has pivoted quickly to catch the curve balls thrown by the pandemic.

EMBOLDEN Team Launches its First Co-Design Event in Hamilton

On December 9, 2019, the EMBOLDEN team held their Strategic Guiding Council launch event, effectively initiating the co-design portion of their research. Building on existing best practices and local evidence, researchers, together with local older adults and community service providers, began discussions around developing an innovative community-based program with the goal of promoting health, mobility, inclusion, and equity among the target group.

New Provincial Research Centre Brings Expertise in Health and Aging

A new OSSU Research Centre in Aging, MIRA | Collaborative for Health & Aging, brings together world-class researchers from the McMaster Institute for Research on Aging (MIRA) and the McMaster School of Nursing’s Aging, Community and Health Research Unit (ACHRU).