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May
2020

Community resilience | Responding to and recovering from disasters together

May 6, 2020 – Based on a recent, moderate-quality systematic review, nine key elements of resilience have been identified to strengthen a community.

Apr
2020

From the Optimal Aging Portal | Kicking smoking to the curb: 3 evidence-based ways to aid you on your journey to becoming smoke free

April 29, 2020 – Under the current pandemic, there has never been a better time to quit smoking. Nicotine replacement therapy, group smoking cessation programs, and telephone support can all increase your chances of successfully quitting.

Apr
2020

Go behind the lab door in new online series featuring McMaster’s top COVID-19 researchers

April 27, 2020 – A new online series is giving McMaster’s top COVID-19 researchers a chance to talk about their work and explain how they’re making a difference in the global efforts to fight the pandemic.

Apr
2020

Connecting communities

April 27, 2020 – Responding to the COVID-19 crisis, McMaster’s Office of Community Engagement is connecting the community and the campus in more tangible ways than ever before.

Apr
2020

“We need to think about how we ensure this doesn’t happen again:” A physician weighs in on long-term care homes and COVID-19

April 24, 2020 – Assistant professor of family medicine at McMaster, Henry Siu was interviewed about the ongoing crisis facing nursing homes under COVID-19.

Apr
2020

Move it or lose it: Sitting around while avoiding COVID-19 creates other health risks, warns exercise researcher

April 23, 2020 – MIRA member and professor in the Department of Kinesiology at McMaster, Dr. Stuart Phillips outlines the importance of physical activity for older adults under pandemic-related isolation.

Apr
2020

Writer in residence seeks writers at home

April 23, 2020 – Writer in Residence Janet Rogers invites Mac students and community members to share stories of what home means to them.

Apr
2020

From the Optimal Aging Portal | Making informed housing decisions during a pandemic

April 22, 2020 – Two recent decision aids have been published to help older adults, families and their caregivers who are grappling with difficult housing decisions during the COVID-19 pandemic.

Apr
2020

From the Optimal Aging Portal | Mental health amid the COVID-19 pandemic

April 22, 2020 – Having to isolate and stay at home, COVID-19 poses a threat to our health and wellbeing, especially in older adults with severe medical conditions. Fortunately, there are different self-care and technology related strategies that have shown to be effective in improving the mental health and wellbeing of older adults.

Apr
2020

National study collecting data on aging adults’ experience during COVID-19

April 22, 2020 – The COVID-19 study is being conducted by the Canadian Longitudinal Study on Aging (CLSA), a national research platform on health and aging involving more than 50,000 participants across 10 provinces. Funding is provided by MIRA, McMaster University and Juravinski Research Institute through a new gift earlier this month for research on the pandemic from Hamilton philanthropists Charles and Margaret Juravinski.

Apr
2020

McMaster researchers to identify who gets sick with COVID-19

April 17, 2020 – MIRA members Dawn Bowdish and Michael Surette received research funding to boost their work to identify COVID-19 infection rates and to understand why some people are more susceptible to the virus.

Apr
2020

In the media: Long term care homes and COVID-19

April 17, 2020 – MIRA member Dawn Bowdish participated in a TVO panel of all women researchers.

Apr
2020

A friendly voice to keep isolation at bay

April 10, 2020 – McMaster students are offering a friendly voice and a helping hand to older adults in isolation during the pandemic.

Apr
2020

From the Optimal Aging Aging Portal: When misinformation becomes viral

April 8, 2020 – A lot of people are experiencing stress and anxiety during the coronavirus pandemic, which can be exacerbated by a ton of information circulating on media and social networks. Interventions to correct misinformation should provide coherent explanations that describe what really happened and why it happened.

Apr
2020

From the Optimal Aging Portal: Looking for exercises to do at home? Pilates and yoga can help you keep physically and mentally fit!

April 8, 2020 – Coping with the reality of a pandemic can have implications on all aspects of our wellbeing. Strategies such as Pilates and Yoga can help maintain our mental, cognitive and physical health while at home.

Apr
2020

From the Optimal Aging Portal | How caregivers can remain connected to their loved ones

April 7, 2020 – Leaning more heavily on technology may help caregivers stay connected to their loved ones while also making essential tasks like medication reminders easier. There are a number of apps and technology devices that can be used for a variety of needs.

Apr
2020

Trainee Research Profile: What does biophysics tell us about amyloid?

April 4, 2020 – Kate Zou completed a MIRA Undergraduate Summer Research Fellowship (USRF) in the Physics department under the supervision of Dr. Maikel Rheinstädter in the summer of 2019. During this interview, Kate spoke to us about her undergraduate research and involvement with the MIRA Trainee Network.

Apr
2020

In the media: Seniors need support through COVID-19 shutdown

April 4, 2020 – MIRA members Alexandra Papaioannou and Brenda Vrkljan discuss current challenges for older adults living alone under new social-isolation guidelines for seniors.

Apr
2020

“I think that art can help us rise up when the conditions require it”

April 3, 2020 – The people at the McMaster Museum of Art are doing everything they can to connect with folks kept home by the COVID-19 pandemic.

Apr
2020

Watch: McMaster researchers say thank you to Charles and Margaret Juravinski

April 3, 2020 – Meet some of the COVID-19 and brain-health researchers whose work the Juravinski Research Institute is supporting with its $3.3-million gift.

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