Science and Technology for Aging Research Institute
News Alert: AGE-WELL / STAR Institute report on Older Adult and Caregiver Experiences Living under COVID-19 Restrictions
To provide the research and innovation community with greater insights into the challenges of social isolation under COVID-19 restrictions, AGE-WELL and STAR teamed up to create personas and scenarios to illustrate the experiences of older adults and caregivers. These insights could be used to ensure that older adults and caregivers themselves shape research and technology responses to the COVID-19 pandemic and beyond.
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News Alert: STAR is pleased to partner with a newly funded Digital Technology Supercluster project
The Stronger Together: Social Infrastructure for Community Health project will combine a private social network that uses AI, matchmaking and machine learning to connect patients to support with an advanced, real time patient monitoring platform. Led by Curatio, a digital health company headquartered in B.C., the project was sparked by the urgent need to give healthcare organizations new tools to support patients that have not been able to access traditional face to face outpatient programs due to COVID-19.
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Events and Opportunities
PEP Talks (APPTA Policy Education Program Webinar Series): "From the Lab to Real World Impact: Bridging Research and Policy"
July 5-30, 2020
AGE-WELL Public Webinar: ‘Serious games’: How digital games can help older adults combat social isolation
July 8, 2020
AGE-WELL National Impact Challenge – Ontario / Quebec / Nunavut
July 9, 2020
World Conference on Ageing and Gerontology
August 10-11, 2020
29th John K. Friesen Conference
September 17-18, 2020
BC Care Providers Association (BCCPA) Virtual 2020 Annual Conference
September 21-25, 2020
(engage)ing! 4th International Conference on Aging
Technologies for Active and Independent Living in Old Age
Paper Submission Deadline: September 30, 2020
Conference: February 10-11, 2021
ISG 12th World Conference of Gerontechnology
October 7-9, 2020
Canadian Association on Gerontology (CAG) Conference 2020
October 22-24, 2020
Gerontological Society of America (GSA) 2020 Annual Scientific Meeting
November 4-8, 2020
International Federation on Aging (IFA)'s 15th Global Conference on Ageing
Abstract Submission Deadline: September 30, 2021
Conference: March 3-5, 2021
AGE-WELL ACCESS Internal Awards
Application deadline: Quarterly
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The COVID-19 Solutions Guide provides an easy-to-follow overview of what’s going on in the world and relevant resources and tools to respond to the impact of COVID-19. The e-book is now available for purchase which provides a digital download link.
Call for Older Adult Participants for Acadmic Research
A PhD student at Sheffield University is looking for older workers (aged 55+) who are underemployed in Canada to participate in his study. For more details, please review the flyer.
Living Well with Dementia: Flipping Stigma on its Ear
This project is in its second year of four and is inviting people living with dementia or those with memory impairment from ethnically diverse communities (those whose first language is Mandarin, Cantonese, Punjabi, or Spanish) to participate in individual interviews. The aim is to gain insight on experiences of stigma and discrimination in order to create positive change.
Age-Friendly Living Ecosystem (AFLE) project
Over the course of six virtual workshops, this project creates translational opportunities for intergenerational placemaking towards developing an age-friendly and intergenerational community ecosystem. AFLE is supported by Scottish Universities Insight Institute, AGE-WELL and SFU STAR.
Living under COVID-19 restrictions: The experiences of older adults and caregivers (Joint AGE-WELL / SFU STAR project)
To provide the AGE-WELL research and innovation community with greater insights into the challenges of social isolation under COVID-19 restrictions, the members of AGE-WELL’s Older Adult and Caregiver Advisory Committee created personas and scenarios to illustrate the experiences of seniors across eight key Challenge Areas.