News archive 2018

An app for arthritis management

Dec 10 2018

(Français) A key challenge in arthritis treatment is tracking how people are doing between doctor and physiotherapist visits. A new smartphone app developed by Vancouver-based technology startup eTreatMD and tested by AGE-WELL researchers at Simon Fraser University helps fill that gap by precisely measuring...

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Profile: Danette Starblanket

Dec 5 2018

(Français) Danette Starblanket’s goal is to improve the quality of life for Canada’s Indigenous People―and she believes her involvement with AGE-WELL will help her to succeed. “I think that what I’ve learned and the people I’ve met through this training will really impact my...

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AGE-WELL releases its fourth annual report

Nov 6 2018

(Français) Every day, AGE-WELL teams across Canada are turning ideas into reality—to make a meaningful difference in the lives of older adults and caregivers. Our 2017-2018 Annual Report showcases a wide range of projects that are producing real-world technologies, services and policies/practices. It includes...

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Juggling work and caregiving

Aug 16 2018

(Français) Three years ago, Tammy reached the breaking point. She’d spent years juggling two jobs while caring for her husband, whose chronic health issues left him unable to work. The emotional and physical exhaustion finally triggered a mental health crisis and she had to...

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AGE-WELL Summer Institute 2018  

Jul 8 2018

(Français)   Surrounded by natural beauty, Banff, Alberta was a perfect setting for the 3rd AGE-WELL Summer Institute, which was all about Co-Creating Possibilities: Leisure, Recreation and Wellness – Opportunities for Engaging the Older Adult. Seventeen AGE-WELL trainees from across Canada took part in...

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High-tech in-home therapy

Jun 5 2018

(Français) For older adults recovering from stroke, an advanced “telerobotic” rehabilitation system developed by researchers in London, Ontario opens the door to a new supervised in-home therapy. The AGE-WELL-supported team is now testing its system with the goal of delivering frequent, low-cost, individualized therapy...

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AGE-WELL National Impact Challenge

May 2 2018

(Français) National competition launched to identify innovative ideas to support healthy aging OTTAWA, May 3, 2018 – Canadians are being invited to take part in a national competition that will identify great new ideas to support healthy aging. The AGE-WELL National Impact Challenge is...

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AGE-WELL welcomes new Board member

Apr 5 2018

(Français) AGE-WELL is pleased to welcome Mr. Larry Baldachin, Executive Vice President & Chief Business Officer at University Health Network (UHN), to the AGE-WELL Board of Directors. Mr. Baldachin has over 25 years of expertise in business planning and transformation, enterprise sales, marketing, customer...

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Wearable therapy

Mar 21 2018

(Français)   A Toronto research team has created clothing with a special something inside that delivers therapy in a whole new way. The novel shirt and pants are designed to help reawaken muscles in people with upper or lower limb paralysis caused by stroke...

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Homes that adapt to you

Mar 5 2018

(Français) For people living with Alzheimer’s and other dementias, home can become an unsafe environment. Now imagine a “smart home” that is loaded with sensors to help people stay safe and independent for as long as possible. AGE-WELL researchers are working to make this...

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Taking part in AGE-WELL research

Jan 11 2018

(Français) Ian Goldman has a message for older adults and caregivers interested in getting involved with an AGE-WELL research project: “Jump in!” That’s what Goldman did in 2016 when he heard about an AGE-WELL project looking for older adults to participate as research partners...

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