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AGE-WELL Public Webinar Series: Tech for Health: How AgeTech Can Help Promote Healthy Lifestyles and Wellness

June 6, 2023 @ 2:00 pm - 3:00 pm EDT

Maintaining a healthy lifestyle can be challenging. Only 1 in 3 older Canadians gets the recommended 150 minutes of moderate-to-vigorous physical activity per week.i Almost 1 in 5 Canadian seniors has experienced emotional distress in the past year, which they found difficult to cope with on their own.ii Innovative AgeTech solutions can help address these challenges by offering a way to track, monitor and improve physical and mental health, while empowering older adults to take control of their well-being.

Webinar participants will learn about:


  • Technologies and services that can help people develop and maintain healthy behaviours
  • Important factors that contribute to health outcomes
  • Wearables, apps and other innovative solutions that are in the pipeline – or already on the market

WHEN: Tuesday, June 6, 2023 at 2:00 PM EDT – 3:00 PM EDT


Jennifer Campos, PhD, Associate Scientific Director, AGE-WELL


Andrew Sixsmith, PhD, Director of the Science and Technology for Aging Research (STAR) Institute, Simon Fraser University

Patricia Hewston, HBSc.Kin, MScOT, OT Reg (Ont), PhD, Research Associate at the GERAS Centre for Aging Research, Dept. of Medicine, McMaster University

Harmehr Sekhon, PhD, Postdoctoral Research Fellow, McGill University and McLean Hospital (Harvard Medical School Affiliate)



i Canadian Health Measures Survey: Activity monitor data, 2018-2019

ii Canadian Institute for Health Information. How Canada Compares: Results From the Commonwealth Fund’s 2021 International Health Policy Survey of Older Adults in 11 Countries. Ottawa, ON: CIHI; 2022.


June 6, 2023
2:00 pm - 3:00 pm EDT