Award Date: 2021
Project Lead(s): Alexandra Papaioannou, Scientific Director GERAS Centre at McMaster University and Hamilton Health Sciences/St Peter's Hospital
Project Title: LiveWell@Home: Virtual GERAS DANCE to improve health and build the resilience of seniors in our community
The closing of facilities and community centres during the COVID-19 pandemic has created significant gaps in programming for older adults. Isolation increases the number of seniors at risk for falls and mental health issues. To help keep community-dwelling seniors healthy and active, this project team aims to develop a new model of care called LiveWell@Home to be delivered virtually in a senior-friendly online community. This new proposed program builds on the success of GERAS DANCE, an evidence-based, clinically proven mind and body health program for older adults.