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Taking action on falls

(Français) After downhill skiing for most of her life, Wilma de Young has no intention of stopping now, even though she is in her late sixties and has osteoporosis. Her doctor encourages physical activity and de Young is a strong believer in its benefits....

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AGE-WELL teams up with Best Buy Canada

(Français) AGE-WELL is delighted to announce a partnership with Best Buy Canada, the country’s largest consumer technology retailer. AGE-WELL and Best Buy Canada share an objective: to help Canadians stay in their homes longer, through the use of effective technology solutions. With AGE-WELL’s depth...

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A new technology opens up a new world

(Français) Richard Ratcliffe, 91, has had his life transformed over the past three years thanks to FamliNet.app, an AGE-WELL-supported communications platform designed to prevent social isolation by keeping older adults in contact with family and friends. Life had become lonely for the war veteran...

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Sensor systems for the smart home

(Français) Mobility and memory problems are among the most common challenges experienced by older adults—a reality that is not lost on Mary Huang, an engineer and MBA who has looked after her aging parents for several years. The Ottawa resident stopped travelling and then...

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Profile: Dr. Rita Orji

(Français) Dr. Rita Orji says her experience as an AGE-WELL trainee while doing postdoctoral work at McGill University helped her to see the sheer scope of what could be accomplished in the field of technology and aging. These days, Dr. Orji is an assistant...

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An emotionally supportive virtual assistant

(Français) A virtual assistant that can verbally prompt people living with Alzheimer’s disease to carry out daily tasks at home—such as handwashing—could vastly improve peoples’ independence and support their caregivers. But imagine if the voice and instructions could take into account an individual’s personality...

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