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A new technology opens up a new world

Apr 24 2019

(Français) Richard Ratcliffe, soon to be 91, has had his life transformed over the past three years thanks to Connections, 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 and career naval officer because of profound hearing

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Startup competition will recognize top innovators in Canada’s technology and aging sector

Apr 09 2019

(Français) Winners to receive $15,000 in cash plus in-kind prizes AGE-WELL is pleased to announce a national competition for Canadian startups whose technologies or services can improve quality of life for older adults or their caregivers. The AGE-WELL National Impact Challenge: Startup Edition will recognize top startups in Canada’s technology and aging sector, and support

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How AGE-WELL makes unusual collaborations possible

Apr 01 2019

(Français) Vast distances and differences in expertise and experience separate Dr. Julie Robillard, a neuroscientist at the University of British Columbia, and Dr. Jesse Hoey, a computer scientist at the University of Waterloo. But the two AGE-WELL investigators are combining these diverse academic specialties in their shared determination to help older adults make better use

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Caregivers ‘Huddol’ for info and support

Mar 20 2019

(Français) When her elderly mother needed to transition to a higher level of care, Donna Thomson reached out to Huddol members for advice on housing and care options in Montreal. After co-caregiving for his aging parents, Rick Lauber joined Huddol to share what he had learned with other caregivers. Huddol is the country’s first cross-disease,

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