The University of Victoria – Institute on Aging & Lifelong Health is a multidisciplinary research centre to advance knowledge in the field of aging based on the twin standards of scientific rigor and applied relevance. The overall goals are to contribute to improving the health and quality of life with an increasingly diverse population of older adults and to assist their families, health care providers, and governments in meeting the challenges and potentials of an aging society.
In 2002 the Ladner satellite office (Self-Management BC) was established in Delta, BC. A major focus of activity of the Ladner Office is recruiting and training volunteers to deliver self-management programs and training health care professionals to use self-management support strategies when interacting with patients.
Supported by the Province of British Columbia, Self-Management BC provides evidence-based health programs at no cost to participants throughout the province.