Andrea Mayo

“I did a lot of sports in high school, and I really appreciate the value of health. UNB has a good kinesiology program, but it wasn’t until I took Dr. Danielle Bouchard’s class about aging and physical activity, I opened a door in kinesiology that wasn’t shown to me before. Then I became her research assistant working in local nursing homes, and I just felt in love with older people, hmm, older adults, that’s the proper term. I was trying to see if I could give an exercise program that might improve their ability to do activities on their own within wheelchairs, because a lot of exercise programs right now are for those who’re able to walk, but not many that gear towards those who can’t get over the chairs.”

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