Simplifying Internet health information

Feb 23 2018

(Français) An alarming 88 per cent of Canadian seniors are considered to have low health literacy and struggle to understand and trust online health information. A new tool now being developed with AGE-WELL support will simplify digital health information by instantly transforming online text to a person’s reading level. “This tool has the potential to

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What happens to ‘lifespace’ and mobility of older people with dementia when they stop driving?

Feb 20 2018

(Français) AGE-WELL network members are part of an innovative pilot study taking place on the streets of Toronto. The study involves investigators from AGE-WELL, Baycrest Health Sciences, Sunnybrook Health Sciences Centre and industry partner SafeTracks™ GPS Canada Inc., with funding from the Canadian Consortium on Neurodegeneration in Aging (CCNA). It combines wearable GPS technology and

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Representing AGE-WELL at the United Nations 

Feb 8 2018

(Français) AGE-WELL research came to the world stage last week when network investigator Dr. Rosalie Wang presented to a session at United Nations Headquarters in New York focused on digital skills for the aging population. Speaking at a side event at the 56th session of the UN’s Commission for Social Development, Dr. Wang told attendees

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AGE-WELL partners with Sun Life Financial 

Feb 1 2018

(Français) AGE-WELL is delighted to announce a partnership with Sun Life Financial, an international financial services organization and the leading group benefits provider in Canada. The partnership opens the door to collaboration between Sun Life and more than 150 researchers and over 225 other partners at AGE-WELL, Canada’s Technology and Aging Network. AGE-WELL unites leading

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