Victoria, BC- February 23, 2014 – Innovative practices and services are alive and well at Retirement Concepts. On Monday night, Dr. Azim Jamal and Joe Moosa, owners of Retirement Concepts, received the BC Care Providers Innovation of the Year award from BC Health Minister Terry Lake for their work supporting technology and research in British Columbia.
The Retirement Concepts Innovation Centre for Healthy Aging (RCIC) at Guildford Seniors Village is a state of the art “living lab” that takes a non-conventional approach to accelerate research and development of new products and services in partnership with stakeholders and seniors. Its goal is to provide real-time products and services, tested and evaluated, that can be adapted by all long-term care providers and used by service providers and seniors.
This unique partnership is a collaboration between Simon Fraser University, The British Columbia Institute of Technology, Innovation Boulevard and numerous other stakeholders and researchers.
“We feel honoured to be recognized for this prestigious award,” said Jamal. “As a family, we are committed in our quest to find innovative ways that support the better health and wellbeing of seniors across Canada.”
During the next few months, Retirement Concepts will be launching an Invitation to Participate to its residents, families and employees as well as seniors in the community. This is an opportunity for researchers, seniors and care providers to work alongside each other in the development and use of these products and programs across the province.
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