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AGE-WELL Public Webinar Series: ‘Serious games’: How digital games can help older adults combat social isolation

July 8, 2020 @ 1:00 pm - 2:00 pm EDT

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


Check out out recent webinar video:

Link: https://youtu.be/watch?v=VrTUu32a6sQ

For more information on the AGE-WELL Public Webinar Series please visit: https://agewell-nce.ca/age-well-webinar-series


July 8, 2020
1:00 pm - 2:00 pm EDT