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Announcement of regional finalists for AGE-WELL startup competition in Montreal

May 23 2019

(Français) AGE-WELL is pleased to announce the regional finalists who will compete in Montreal as part of the AGE-WELL National Impact Challenge: Startup Edition. Startups from across the country submitted their written and video applications on how their product or service can positively impact the lives of older Canadians and/or caregivers. These five startup companies

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Bowling and wellbeing: How motion-based technologies can make a difference

May 21 2019

(Français) A digital bowling game where participants mimic the motions of the popular sport is proving to be beneficial for people with dementia and physical impairments who attend adult day programs, research supported by AGE-WELL has found. The motion-based technology can “provide meaningful engagement” for a wide range of participants in such programs where staff

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AGE-WELL Supports Emerging Entrepreneurs

May 02 2019

(Français) Congratulations to Maziar Hafezi (UHN) and Chao Bian (University of Toronto) who have both been selected to receive AGE-WELL Emerging Entrepreneur Awards. This $25,000 award supports the development of emerging entrepreneurs to create and grow innovative startups with potential social and economic impact in Canada. “Successfully building and scaling a company is an extremely

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A new technology opens up a new world

Apr 24 2019

(Français) Richard Ratcliffe, soon to be 91, has had his life transformed over the past three years thanks to Connections, an AGE-WELL-supported communications platform designed to prevent social isolation by keeping older adults in contact with family and friends. Life had become lonely for the war veteran and career naval officer because of profound hearing

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