Walk and Talk for Life: In the Name of Senior’s Health

Scriptwriter to Actor: In the name of Senior's Health

Born out of the Southern Medical Program, Walk and Talk for Life is an innovative community health research study designed to increase physical activity and socializing in senior age groups. With the help of a FLEX student, several videos needed to be made in order to reach more communities across the province.

2nd Year UBC medical student, Emma, was tasked with writing three video scripts for the Walk and Talk program as part of her FLEX course. Emma worked with Dr. Charlotte Jones and our media team to develop and refine scripts that were ready for filming. She performed voice-over narration and also acted as the participant in all three videos.

Filming took place in two of UBC Okanagan’s special performances spaces over two days. Talia, a UBCO student who had experience with the Walk & Talk program, acted as our test administrator.

Thanks to our students’ contributions, the Walk and Talk for Life program is now taught and shared throughout communities across British Columbia.

Emma is a year 2 undergraduate medical student.

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