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June 2020 - Public Webinar

Serious games: How digital games can help older adults combat social isolation

Date & Time: Wednesday, July 8, 2020 at 1:00 PM EDT

Canadians are looking to technology-based solutions to keep them stimulated, engaged and connected to others, particularly in a time of physical distancing due to COVID-19. AGE-WELL researchers have developed a suite of ‘serious games’ for older adults to encourage social connectedness and help reduce loneliness

Webinar participants will:

  • Learn about how digital games can help older adults maintain health and wellbeing and combat cognitive decline
  • Discover how ‘serious games’ are designed and evaluated for older adults
  • Explore the different ‘serious games’ available and the research behind them
David Kaufman, Professor in the Faculty of Education at Simon Fraser University
Louise Sauvé, Professor in the Department of Education at Université TÉLUQ



Archived Webinars

AGE-WELL 2020 Public Webinar Series
Connecting the Unconnected: Introducing FamliNet
AGE-WELL 2020 Public Webinar Series
Pandemic Perspectives from Older Adults and Caregivers
2019-2020 Creating the Future Webinar Series
Part 1: Involving End-Users in All Stages of Research
Part 2: How AGE-WELL Technology is Changing Homes of the Future & Promoting Independence for All
Part 3: Building an Innovation Hub - A Case Study
Part 4: How to Successfully Partner Internationally to Create Real-World Products
Part 5: Supporting People who Juggle Work and Caregiving: Challenges and Solutions
Part 6: Culturally Safe Research Models in Indigenous Communities

2017-2018 Public Webinar Series
Consent & Capacity Part II
Training the Entrepreneurs of Tomorrow
Predicting and Preventing Falls using Technology
World Elder Abuse Awareness Day
Consent & Capacity Part I
Can I Help You? The Future of Socially Assistive Robots in Healthcare
The Application of an Equity Lens to the Development of Technology for Older Adults
Using Technology to Detect Pain in Older Adults with Dementia
The Opportunity of the Older Consumer
Using Technology and Speech to Track Alzheimer’s
How can technology help you locate your wandering family member when they are experiencing dementia?