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AGE-WELL members share expertise at Global Conference on Ageing

Aug 20 2018

(Français) It was an inspiring and memorable three days. Over 1,200 delegates attended the International Federation on Ageing’s 14th Global Conference on Ageing, held in Toronto on Aug. 8-10, 2018. The program featured keynotes, symposia and workshops with presenters from over 70 countries. In addition to participating in the Canadian Pavilion exhibition, AGE-WELL members were

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Juggling work and caregiving

Aug 16 2018

(Français) Three years ago, Tammy reached the breaking point. She’d spent years juggling two jobs while caring for her husband, whose chronic health issues left him unable to work. The emotional and physical exhaustion finally triggered a mental health crisis and she had to take a three-month leave from work. “Basically, I burnt myself out,”

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AGE-WELL announces over $500,000 in funding for new research projects

Aug 09 2018

(Français) A smart light system to improve sleep quality in people living with dementia. A gait-training device for older adults with multiple sclerosis. A study looking at the usability of ‘video-game style’ driver rehabilitation after stroke. These are among 11 new projects receiving grants totalling over $500,000 through AGE-WELL’s 3rd Catalyst Funding Program. Led by

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AGE-WELL Summer Institute 2018  

Jul 08 2018

(Français)   Surrounded by natural beauty, Banff, Alberta was a perfect setting for the 3rd AGE-WELL Summer Institute, which was all about Co-Creating Possibilities: Leisure, Recreation and Wellness – Opportunities for Engaging the Older Adult. Seventeen AGE-WELL trainees from across Canada took part in the immersive week-long training program. They worked closely with mentors to

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