AGE-WELL teams up with Best Buy Canada

Aug 8 2019

(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 in research and Best Buy Canada’s access to – and knowledge

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AGE-WELL’s 4th Annual EPIC Summer Institute: A unique experience

Jul 30 2019

(Français) Held in Montebello, Quebec in early July, AGE-WELL’s 2019 EPIC Summer Institute was an intensive week-long training event focused on Creating Possibilities: Staying Connected and Strengthening Social Networks. Eighteen trainees from Canada, the US and the UK worked together in multidisciplinary teams and co-created a technology, policy or service solution to keep older adults

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Meet the winners of the AGE-WELL National Impact Challenge: Startup Edition

Jul 29 2019

(Français) For anyone with an interest in technology and aging, the AGE-WELL National Impact Challenge: Startup Edition will be remembered as one of the most exciting pitch competitions in 2019. Launched in May, the competition was all about recognizing top startups and supporting entrepreneurship in Canada’s technology and aging sector. Five finalists pitched at each

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Canada’s Dementia Strategy emphasizes technology-based solutions

Jun 20 2019

(Français) AGE-WELL welcomes the federal government’s first national strategy on dementia. We commend the Public Health Agency of Canada for including technology-based solutions in the strategy.  AGE-WELL’s approach aligns well with the strategy’s emphasis on highly collaborative, user-driven research and provides a platform to continue advancements in this area.  The rise of smart homes, assistive

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