The power of music

Dec 02 2019

(Français) Music unites and uplifts people of all ages and cultures. “There’s overwhelming evidence that music is very powerful across our lives. Older people are no different from people of other ages,” says Dr. Andrea Creech, a former international orchestral musician who is a Canada Research Chair, psychologist and professor of music at Université Laval.

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Two AGE-WELL-supported startups raise millions in new financing

Nov 22 2019

(Français) Winterlight Labs and EBT Medical Inc., both AGE-WELL-supported startups, have each raised millions of dollars in new funding. EBT Medical announced this week that it has secured a US$10-million Series A investment, co-led by two top-tier venture capital firms, SV Health Investors and Genesys Capital. Read more. Also this week, Winterlight Labs reported that

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Conference spotlights current and future innovations to support healthy aging

Nov 13 2019

(Français) AGE-WELL’s annual conference, Exploring the Future of Technology and Aging, created a huge buzz that is still reverberating almost a month later. What made AGE-WELL 2019 so memorable? AGE-WELL’s 5th annual conference attracted more than 300 researchers, trainees, older adults, caregivers and partners from industry, government and the community who all share a goal:

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Winner of AGE-WELL Honorary Fellow Award announced

Oct 28 2019

(Français) Dr. Alan Mackworth, widely known for his accomplishments in the field of artificial intelligence, has received the inaugural AGE-WELL Honorary Fellow Award. The award is in recognition of Dr. Mackworth’s long term and substantial contributions to research in the field of aging and technology, as well as his significant contribution towards the mission and

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New communications platform aims to prevent social isolation by connecting older adults with family and friends

Oct 23 2019

  (Français) Moncton, NB – A new Canadian-designed messaging platform offers older adults with little to no computer experience or with sensory loss an easier way to stay in contact with family and friends. “Our goal is to break down walls and re-engage older adults who are not online and may have vision, hearing, motor

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