CBU launches new program to support healthy aging of older Nova Scotians


Cape Breton University has launched a new project called Uggwata’q: Walking our Way to Wellness that will consider the cultural and regional factors that impact healthy aging. The program will offer initiatives that nurture intergenerational relationships for the benefit of older Nova Scotians, including community walking programs, mindfulness sessions, and flexibility training. “We have an opportunity to create an active living model that reflects the fabric of our Cape Breton communities,” said CBU Assistant Professor Dr Lynn LeVatte. “We are so fortunate to have cultural diversity as well as intergenerational connections, which are assets to support healthy aging.” The project team comprises CBU colleagues, local leaders, healthcare providers, community organizations, and representatives of the Membertou First Nation.