STAVE OFF Blog

BLOG: Opportunity happens outside your comfort zone

By Christina Prevett | March 29, 2016

Over the last couple of months, Nick and I have been stewing about an idea. An idea that is life altering and terrifying. We had been thinking about opening a clinic based on the ideas and information behind STAVE OFF. Finally, in the New Year, we pulled the trigger. We found a spot that was […]

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BLOG: Age-friendly communities and exercise updates

By Christina Prevett | March 10, 2016

This past week, I had the wonderful opportunity to attend the Centre for Studies on Aging and Health conference called “Aging” Are we doing it right?”. Here I was able to hear a lot of very talented speakers talk about their work in the field of aging and older adults. It was wonderful because I […]

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And we're off! The pilot trial begins soon!

By Christina Prevett | January 19, 2016

I hope that everyone has been having a wonderful beginning to 2016! Over here it has been busy! We have been getting the final T’s crossed and i’s dotted to begin the trial. Recruitment has gone very well and we have enough person to begin at least one wave of the trial. We have put […]

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Beacons of Light when There is Darkness

By Christina Prevett | January 12, 2016

This weekend was not the easiest one for me. My grandmother on my mom’s side passed away Friday afternoon. If you are looking for a label you could say she died of kidney failure but in my mind that just simply isn’t true. Her body was tired. She died of old age. The mother of […]

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We're starting to recruit! Calling all persons over 60!

By Christina Prevett | December 15, 2015

Over the last couple of months, our team has been plugging away at the background work for starting a pilot randomized controlled trial. We are looking at the safety, feasibility and effectiveness of using a higher intensity exercise program for persons who are at risk of future disability compared to a lower intensity program. The […]

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Sharing holiday experiences and giving back to older adults over the holidays

By Christina Prevett | December 8, 2015

As the Christmas season approaches (almost a little too quickly for my liking), it’s a time where people try to manage a hectic schedule often filled with family and friends, too much food and a big dent in our pocketbooks. University students enter exams, the year draws to a close and we often take much […]

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