Aging, Community and Health Research Group (ACHRU)

McMaster University


EMBOLDEN Receives $1M for Research Study

EMBOLDEN has received nearly $1 million from the Public Health Agency of Canada (PHAC) Healthy Canadians and Communities Fund (HCCF). The community-based research project to promote health, independence and mobility among older adults, is led by ACHRU's Co-Scientific Director, Rebecca Ganann.

The EMBOLDEN program brings together older adults who live in neighbourhoods that are experiencing health inequities for weekly interactive group sessions which include physical activity, healthy eating, support with system navigation and an opportunity to socialize. Along with Ganann, the EMBOLDEN project is lead by an interdisciplinary team of researchers, including Sarah Neil-Sztramko, Stuart Phillips, Courtney Kennedy, Bruce Newbold, Elizabeth Alvarez and Ayse Kuspinar. The program is funded by the McMaster Institute for Research on Aging and the Labarge Centre for Mobility in Aging.

This new funding from PHAC will allow the EMBOLDEN team to more than double the study’s initial number of communities and increase the number of people able to participate in the program to 500. The program will operate in eight communities in Hamilton and one in Toronto. 

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Published on: March 8, 2022

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