AGE-WELL’s 6th Annual EPIC Summer Institute
Toronto, Ontario | June 19 – 23, 2023
Applications will only be accepted through Forum
Canada’s older adult population overwhelmingly prefers to age in place – in the homes and communities that they know and in which they are comfortable. Aging in place is about being able to live independently in one’s own home and community through appropriate supports and services, including the design of physical spaces and the use of technology within the environment.
There is immense potential for smart home systems, socially assistive robots, and age-friendly communities to enable aging in place. As an older adult walks around their smart home, floor tiles could collect vital signs such as heart rate and blood pressure. Motion sensors could detect falls and connect the older adult to a caregiver or emergency services. Technology-enabled homeshare programs could provide older adults with in-person assistance, the financial means to remain and at home and provide distant caregivers with peace of mind.
Technology-based solutions and services can help older adults to live independently and improve their quality of life, while also supporting caregivers and importantly, providing a cost-effective alternative to long-term care.
#epicSI2023 participants will work directly with older adults, caregivers and other stakeholders to co-create innovative solutions – technologies, policies, and services – that will empower older adults to age with independence and dignity at home.
The 2023 AGE-WELL Summer Institute will take place in Toronto, Ontario (June 19-23, 2023).
Applicants must be current AGE-WELL network HQP or EPIC-AT Fellows in good standing (e.g. have completed reporting requirements, returned all signed documents etc.) who have not attended a previous AGE-WELL Summer Institute.
Preference will be given to AGE-WELL HQP who have made measurable progress towards completing, or have completed, the Innovators of Tomorrow Certificate Program and to EPIC-AT Fellows who are on track to complete their courses.
AGE-WELL and/or EPIC-AT will cover the cost of economy travel, breakfasts and lunches for successful applicants. Accommodation will also be covered for those who are not based in Toronto. Successful applicants requiring international flights will be asked to cover the cost of their travel to Pearson International Airport.
Applications open March 10, 2023.
Completed applications are due in Forum on April 19, 2023 (extended).
Read more about previous AGE-WELL EPIC Summer Institutes here.