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September 2020

Sparking action to support rapid-learning health and social systems in Canada

September 18 @ 1:00 pm - 2:00 pm EDT
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Sparking action to support rapid-learning health and social systems in Canada Date & Time: Friday,September 18th, 2020 at 1:00 pm ET Speaker: Dr. Michael Wilson, Associate Professor, McMaster University   REGISTER HERE   For more information on the AGE-WELL Public Webinar Series please visit: https://agewell-nce.ca/age-well-webinar-series

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August 2020

AGE-WELL PUBLIC WEBINAR SERIES: In-home rehab made possible for knee replacement recovery

August 11 @ 1:00 pm - 2:00 pm EDT

In-home rehab made possible for knee replacement recovery Date & Time: Tuesday, August 11, 2020 at 1:00 PM EDT Description: The number of knee replacement surgeries performed in Canada keeps rising as our population ages—even if many are being postponed during the COVID-19 crisis. Surgeons have perfected the procedure but research show that 80 per cent of older adults don’t follow through on their rehab. Meet the founder and CEO of Curovate, a startup supported by AGE-WELL that developed a health app…

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July 2020

AGE-WELL National Impact Challenge: Toronto Regional Pitch Competition

July 9 @ 4:00 pm - 6:00 pm EDT

Ticket Price: Free, but registration required REGISTER HERE   Description: Demographics are shifting and, with that, come both challenges and opportunities for innovators and entrepreneurs. With this in mind, AGE-WELL will spotlight top entrepreneurs and startups in the technology and aging sector. Five finalists will compete for $20,000 in cash, as well as in-kind prizes and a future opportunity to pitch to regional investors. Watch the pitches and a not-to-be-missed panel on the…

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

July 8 @ 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 Description: 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…

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June 2020

AGE-WELL EPIC Conference 2020 – Financial Wellness & Employment

June 25 @ 1:00 pm - 2:30 pm EDT

  REGISTER HERE Chair:Jennifer Boger, University of Waterloo Commenter:G Burn Evans, West-Central Region Representative, Older Adult and Caregiver Advisory Committee Oral Presentations: Key barriers faced by older adults staying in the workforce or returning to the workforce once they have exited Natasha Gallant, University of Regina An interpretive review of the Canadian policy environment governing employers’ responses and duty to accommodate workers with early onset dementia/mild cognitive impairment Kristina Kokorelias, Toronto Rehab Institute/University…

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AGE-WELL EPIC Conference Workshop: How to Get a Job You Want

June 23 @ 3:00 pm - 4:00 pm EDT

  REGISTER HERE   How can you get a job you actually want to do? Participate in this interactive workshop to learn how to determine the kind of work that suits you so you can better target your career exploration and job search activities. Topics include identifying your values and strengths, understanding your experience and skills, and coming up with a strategy for moving forward that makes the most sense for you and…

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AGE-WELL EPIC Conference 2020 – Staying Connected

June 23 @ 1:00 pm - 2:30 pm EDT

  REGISTER HERE   Chair:Cosmin Munteanu, University of Toronto Commenter:Ron Beleno, Co-Chair, Older Adult and Caregiver Advisory Committee   Oral Presentations: Explore how the information and referral service which has largely been placed-based at community senior service centre can be operated remotely using technology Karen Lok Yi Wong, University of British Columbia Perceived value of smartphone apps during COVID-19 pandemic Julie Faieta, Laval University Let’s connect: Analyzing changes in social connections and attitudes…

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AGE-WELL National Impact Challenge: Halifax Regional Pitch Competition

June 18 @ 4:00 pm - 6:00 pm ADT

Ticket Price: Free, but registration required REGISTER HERE   Description: Demographics are shifting and, with that, come both challenges and opportunities for innovators and entrepreneurs. Atlantic Canada has felt the effects of these shifts and is making strong efforts to address them. With this in mind, AGE-WELL, InnovaCorp, Innovation PEI, the New Brunswick Innovation Foundation and Aging2 Halifax are coming together to spotlight Atlantic Canada's entrepreneurs and startups in the technology and aging…

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AGE-WELL EPIC Conference 2020 – Healthy Lifestyles & Wellness

June 18 @ 1:00 pm - 2:30 pm EDT

  REGISTER HERE   Chair:Thomas Hadjistavropoulos, University of Regina Commenter:Olive Bryanton, Atlantic Region Representative, Older Adult and Caregiver Advisory Committee Oral Presentations: Can dance reduce falls-risk in older adults? Patricia Hewston, Hamilton Health Sciences If we build it, will they use it Mary Hynes, University of Toronto Designing assistive interactive technologies to support aging and well-being John Munoz, University of Waterloo

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EPIC Conference Panel: Communicating Your Research in the 21st Century

June 16 @ 3:00 pm - 4:00 pm EDT

  REGISTER HERE   You know your work is important. Your supervisor, your colleagues, and other trainees know it too. But how do you present your research to those outside of academia? How do you communicate your work and its impact to other audiences, including your stakeholders? Join us for 3 short talks that highlight some key ideas, principles, and techniques for trainees - for all in academia! - to consider when communicating…

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AGE-WELL EPIC Conference 2020 – Mobility & Transportation

June 16 @ 1:00 pm - 2:30 pm EDT

  REGISTER HERE Chair:Jennifer Campos, Toronto Rehab Institute Commenter:Doug Gayton, Pacific Region Representative, Older Adult and Caregiver Advisory Committee   Oral Presentations: Limits of predictability in outdoor mobility of older adults with dementia Sayeh Bayat, Toronto Rehab Institute/University of Toronto Relationships between cognitive functioning and power wheelchair driving among adults with mild-moderate cognitive impairments Alice Pellichero, Laval University Using kinect bowling to explore balance and cognitive function among people with dementia or mild…

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AGE-WELL EPIC Conference 2020 – Cognitive Health & Dementia

June 11 @ 1:00 pm - 2:30 pm EDT

Start Date: June 11, 2020
Start Time: 1:00 PM Eastern Time

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AGE-WELL EPIC Conference 2020 – Autonomy & Independence

June 9 @ 1:00 pm - 2:30 pm EDT

  REGISTER HERE   Chair: Julie Robillard, University of British Columbia Commenter:Phil Davis, Co-Chair & Ontario Region Representative, Older Adult and Caregiver Advisory Committee   Oral Presentations: What is self-sovereign identity, and is it of interest among persons with dementia and their care partners? Noelannah Neubauer, University of Waterloo Characterizing the injury pyramid from video capture of real-life falls by older adults in long-term care: Differences between body parts in the frequency of…

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AGE-WELL EPIC Conference 2020 – Health Care & Health Service Delivery

June 4 @ 1:00 pm - 2:30 pm EDT

  REGISTER HERE   Chair: Paul Stolee, University of Waterloo Commenter: Chaitali Desai, Ontario Region Representative, Older Adult and Caregiver Advisory Committee   Oral Presentations: Co-creating an Indigenous evaluation framework for I'M T'CARE and IDOH2 health studies: A two-eyed seeing approach Diana Gresku, University of British Columbia Evaluation of an app-based community platform in reducing pain in long-term care facilities Vivian Tran, University of Regina Role of technology for chronic pain management by…

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AGE-WELL Public Webinar Series: Connecting the Unconnected: Introducing FamliNet

June 3 @ 1:00 pm - 2:00 pm EDT

Connecting the Unconnected: Introducing FamliNet Date & Time: Wednesday, June 3, 2020 at 1:00 PM EDT Description: The COVID-19 crisis has heightened concerns about social isolation among older adults. FamliNet is a remarkable new app that aims to prevent social isolation by offering older adults an easy way to connect with family and friends. Webinar participants will: Learn about FamliNet’s platform and the unique features that allow individuals with little to no computer experience or with sensory loss to engage online Meet…

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AGE-WELL EPIC Conference 2020 – Supportive Homes & Communities

June 2 @ 1:00 pm - 2:30 pm EDT

  REGISTER HERE Chair: Frank Knoefel, Bruyère Research Institute Commenter: Sherry Baker, Vice Chair, Older Adult and Caregiver Advisory Committee Oral Presentations: Live More SmarTech: Autonomy and independence through collaboration and technology Naomi Zingman Daniels, University of Toronto Smart home technology to support persons living with dementia who experience night-time wandering and their caregivers Laura Ault, Bruyère Research Institute Seniors' perceptions of the robot Zahya Idrissi, University of Sherbrooke Twitter Presentations #AWepic2020: 12:00…

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May 2020

AGE-WELL Public Webinar Series: Pandemic Perspectives from Older Adults and Caregivers

May 20 @ 1:00 pm - 2:00 pm EDT

Pandemic Perspectives from Older Adults and Caregivers Date & Time: Wednesday, May 20, 2020 at 1:00 PM EDT Description: The COVID-19 crisis has led to an increase in technology use to stay connected with colleagues, family and friends. This webinar will be a forum for older adults and caregivers from the AGE-WELL network to share their lived experience during the pandemic. Webinar participants will: Learn about how AgeTech solutions are being used during the pandemic Meet members of AGE-WELL’s Older Adult and…

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January 2020

AGE-WELL Webinar Series Part 6: Culturally Safe Research Models in Indigenous Communities

January 9 @ 1:00 pm - 2:00 pm EST

Part 6: Culturally Safe Research Models in Indigenous Communities Date & Time: Thursday, January 9, 2020 at 1:00 PM ET Speaker:  Dr. Carrie Bourassa, Scientific Director of the CIHR Institute of Indigenous Peoples’ Health; AGE-WELL Network Investigator Description: Best practices, including community-based research, OCAP principles, knowledge translation, and positioning communities as co-researchers will be discussed, including the development of a training module to assist AgingTech researchers in ethically engaging Indigenous communities to promote equitable access to technology. Webinar participants will: Discover the need for culturally…

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November 2019

AGE-WELL Webinar Series Part 5: Supporting People who Juggle Work and Caregiving: Challenges and Solutions

November 7, 2019 @ 1:00 pm - 2:00 pm EST

   Part 5: Supporting People who Juggle Work and Caregiving: Challenges and Solutions Date & Time: Thursday, November 7, 2019 at 1:00 PM ET Speakers:  Dr. Janet Fast, Professor, Human Ecology, University of Alberta Johnna Lowther, Provincial Program Lead, Caregivers Alberta Description: Caregivers are an important part of AGE-WELL’s community – from participating in projects to providing advice at the network level. Webinar participants will: Learn about the challenges Canadians face when they have a dual role of working and caregiving Discover…

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October 2019

AGE-WELL’s 5th Annual Conference

October 22, 2019 - October 24, 2019
Delta Hotels by Marriott Beauséjour,
750 Main Street
Moncton, New Brunswick E1C 1E6 Canada
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Join us this October in Moncton, NB for our fifth Annual Conference: Exploring the Future of Technology and Aging. AGE-WELL2019 will be held just prior to the Canadian Association on Gerontology Annual Scientific and Educational Meeting. AGE-WELL2019 will look into the future to see where the technology and aging sector is headed in coming decades, and showcase how AGE-WELL is pushing the boundaries of research and innovation. Engaging demonstrations and presentations from across the AGE-WELL network will spotlight real-world solutions to support healthy aging.…

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