What Can Super-Seniors Tell Us About Healthy Aging & Genetics? - Legacy Senior Living

The Healthy Aging Study investigates exceptionally healthy elderly individuals we call ‘Super-Seniors’, to gain insight into how genetics and other factors influence healthy aging.  Join us Jan 15th – 2:30 pm to 3:30 pm.Information Session:  What can Super-Seniors tell us about Healthy Aging and Genetics?
January 15th – 2:30 pm to 3:30 pm

Presented by Angela Brooks-Wilson, PhD
Professor
Biomedical Physiology and Kinesiology
Simon Fraser University
and
Distinguished Scientist Canada’s Michael Smith Genome Sciences Centre
BC Cancer

The Healthy Aging Study investigates exceptionally healthy elderly individuals we call ‘Super-Seniors’, to gain insight into how genetics and other factors influence healthy aging.   Super-Seniors are individuals 85 years old or older who have never been diagnosed with cancer, cardiovascular disease, major pulmonary disease, diabetes or dementia.  The study now includes 700 Super-Seniors, and continues to welcome new participants from across Canada. The presentation will cover aspects of the lifestyles and genetics of the Super-Seniors.

Join us for this engaging presentation.  Pre-registration is required by January 13th to 604.240.8550.  No charge to attend.


BIO

Angela Brooks-Wilson, PhD
Professor
Biomedical Physiology and Kinesiology
Simon Fraser University
and
Distinguished Scientist Canada’s Michael Smith Genome Sciences Centre
BC Cancer

My current research is on the genetics of healthy aging and the genetics of susceptibility to cancer, particularly blood cancers, in families and populations. I lead a Healthy Aging Study in which exceptionally healthy elderly individuals, ‘Super-Seniors’, are helping to determine the genetic influences that contribute to healthy aging and protect against age-related diseases.