Latin American Cities for Healthy Aging

Project Description:

This project seeks to address the challenges of healthy aging, which are currently poorly acknowledged in the context of Brazil and Chile.  Additionally, we are testing and applying an audit tool that allows the resident to collect diagnostic information about their community environment.


  • Universidad de La Frontera
  • Pontificia Universidad Catolica do Parana, Brazil


  • Older adults (different socioeconomic statuses)

Research Question:

What are the barriers and facilitators for being physically active and socially connected in older adults in Temuco and Curitiba?

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