Moving Forward: Health and Function in Later Life - Event Re-cap

Dr. Joe Baker and Dr. Jaclyn Hurley smiling together for a picture.

Dr. Joe Baker (left) and Dr. Jaclyn Hurley (right) standing before the presentations.

Thank you to everyone who made it out on cold and rainy Monday evening to the beautiful and spacious Vaughan Civic Centre Resource Library!

The event featured fascinating presentations about muscle functioning and lifelong health by Professor Joe Baker and Assistant Professor Jaclyn Hurley from the School of Kinesiology and Health Science.

Learn more about our speakers:

Professor Baker’s research focuses on the varying influences on optimal human development and the barriers and facilitators of successful aging. Professor Baker delivered a thought-provoking presentation about how studies of older athletes help us to understand health and function in later life. To read more about his work, follow this link to his website.

Professor Hurley studies strategies for chronic musculoskeletal conditions that commonly accompany age, such as osteoarthritis and rotator cuff pathologies. She presented some of her very interesting work about using research to guide the design of exercise for older adults with chronic joint pain. For more information on her studies, please check out her most recent publications on the School of Kinesiology and Health Science profile page.

Thank you to our wonderful speakers, and many more thanks to our audience for coming out! We look forward to seeing you all in the new year for our next events.