Research Affiliates


Director, Graduate Program
Co-lead site investigator, Manitoba CLSA

Department/Faculty affiliation

Department of Community Health Sciences, Max Rady College of Medicine, Rady Faculty of Health Sciences
View Dr. Menec's Department web page

Department address

Room S111-750 Bannatyne Avenue
University of Manitoba, Winnipeg, MB R3E 0W3

Contact information

Phone (204) 272-3184 

Research interests

  • Healthy aging
  • Determinants of healthy aging
  • Age-friendly communities
  • Health care utilization among older adults, particularly at the end of life

Selected publications

Menec, V.H., Newall, N.E.G., & Nowicki,S. (2014 Aug 6). Assessing communities’ age-friendliness: How congruent are subjective versus objective assessments? Journal of Applied Gerontology. doi: 10.1177/0733464814542612 [Epub ahead of print]

Yeung, C.M., St. John, P.D., Menec, V.H., & Tyas, S.L. (2014). Is bilingualism associated with a lower risk of dementia in community-living older adults? Cross-sectional and prospective analyses. Alzheimer Disease & Associated Disorders, doi: 10.1097/WAD.0000000000000019.

St. John, P.D., Tyas, S.L., Menec, V.H., & Tate, R. (2014 ). Multimorbidity, disability and mortality in community-dwelling older adults. Canadian Family Physician, 60(5), e272–e280.

De Melo, L.L., Menec, V., & Ready, A.E. (2014). Relationship of functional fitness with daily steps in community-dwelling older adults. Journal of Geriatric Physical Therapy. DOI: 10.1519/JPT.0b013e3182abe75f

Menec, V.H., & Novek, S. (2014). Attitudes toward aging. In A. C. Michalos (Ed.) Encyclopedia of Quality of Life Research. (291-297). Dordrecht, Netherlands: Springer.

Menec, V.H., & Nowicki, S. (2014). Examining the relationship between communities’ “age-friendliness” and life satisfaction and self-perceived health and in rural Manitoba, Canada. Rural Remote Health, 14:2594.

Novek, S, & Menec, V.H. (2014). Older adults’ perceptions of age-friendly communities in Canada: A photovoice study. Ageing & Society, 34, 1052–1072.


Canadian Longitudinal Study on Aging CLSA

Evidence Network of Canadian Health Policy

Age-Friendly Communities CURA