On hold: Participant recruitment for study on relationship between suburban neighborhood environments and physical activity in older adults

In view of the coronavirus (COVID-19) outbreak, all participant recruitment for the study described below has been postponed. We will continue to monitor the situation and will post an update here when we know more about when recruitment may be able to begin.


In order to gain a better understanding of older adults’ experiences of aging in the suburbs, PhD candidate Madeleine Steinmetz-Wood will work to recruit around 20 participants for a research study this year. Participants – adults aged 65 and older who live in suburban neighborhoods in Montreal – will be interviewed about their experiences and views.

The overarching aim of the project is to explore how suburban neighborhood environments influence older adults’ physical activity and health. Many older adults live in suburbs and would like to remain there as they age. We hope to hear from participants about what changes to their environment could make the greatest difference for maintaining their physical activity and health. When completed, this research could inform municipalities and public health practitioners that are developing urban interventions to create sustainable urban environments that promote the health of Canadians.

Recruitment will begin this April and continue until September. For more information, please contact Madeleine Steinmetz Wood.


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