Science and Technology for Aging Research Institute
New SFU STAR Institute Booklet - The Future of AgeTech
Simon Fraser University's STAR Instiute has produced a new booklet entitled The Future of AgeTech - Achievements and Future Directions in Technology to Support the Health, Independence and Participation of Older Adults. Our new booklet provides an overview of AgeTech, where the sector is headed and the ways in which SFU STAR Institute has had a major impact in the field of technology and aging. We look back over the last seven years, highlighting our key activities and initiatives, and introduce the institute's exciting future directions.
Events and Opportunities
AGE-WELL EPIC Conference 2023
May 23 to June 2, 2023
AGE-WELL & APPTA Policy Rounds: Bridging the Digital Divide for Older Adults
May 31, 2023
AGE-WELL Public Webinar Series: Tech for Health: How AgeTech can Promote Healthy Lifestyles and Wellness
June 6, 2023
AGE-WELL and EPIC-AT Public Webinar: Housing as Key Determinant of Health for Older LGBT Canadians
June 7, 2023
AGE-WELL Webinar: Understanding the Global AgeTech Agenda
June 14, 2023
Call for Papers - Frontiers in Psychology Special Issue on Gerontechnologies for Home Support
Manuscript Deadline: September 1, 2023
AGE-WELL Conference 2023 - Toronto, ON
October 24-26, 2023
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16th International Federation of Ageing Conference
Attend IFA's 16th Global Conference on Ageing and be a driver of change to help influence and shape policy that improves the quality of life of current and future generations of older people. SFU STAR is a conference partner.
Government of Canada Survey: Supporting Canadians Aging at Home
The National Seniors Council wants to hear from Canadians and older adult Canadians about ways to further support those wishing to age in their homes and communities for as long as possible.
New SFU STAR Institute Booklet: The Future of AgeTech
Check out our new booklet on the AgeTech sector, SFU STAR Institute's impact in the field of technology and aging over the last seven years and our exciting future directions!
SFU STAR is excited to support a new multi-site research project called IncludeAge, situated broadly within the research area of inclusive and age-friendly places to support the virtual and geographical community inclusion under-researched and under-served older groups in society. IncludeAge is now hiring a Research Associate. Learn more and apply today!
Aging-in-Place at the End-of-Life - UK and Canada Project
STAR teamed up with a UK based team at the University of Dundee, Scotland on a project on Aging-in-Place at the End-of-Life in Community and Residential Care Contexts in the UK and Canada. Learn more about the project and initial findings.
Older Adults and the Digital Divide - STAR & 411 Seniors Roundtable at SFU Horizons 2022 Conference
As part of STAR and 411 Seniors' LEADS: Learning, Equity, Aging, Digital for Seniors partnership, STAR and 411 hosted a roundtable discussion on Older Adults and the Digital Divide at the SFU Horizons 2022 conference.
LEADS Project - A Community-Based Partnership
STAR has partnered with 411 Seniors Centre Society over the last four years on numerous projects. The partnership was recently named LEADS: Learning, Equity, Aging, Digital for Seniors. Learn about how STAR has and continues to support 411.
AgeTech and Ethics Research
STAR has identified research on ethics and AgeTech as a key direction for future work at the Institute. STAR and AGE-WELL co-hosted a workshop on ethics and AgeTech at PETRA 2022 in July. Learn more about the workshop and STAR's future plans.
Affordable Internet for Older Adults in BC and Alberta
STAR supported 411 Seniors Centre Society as they worked with TELUS to bring affordable internet to low-income older adults receiving Guaranteed Income Supplement in BC and Alberta. Your internet plan could be as little as $9.95 plus taxes per month. Learn more and apply.
Citadel Love Stories Project Wins the Generations Working Together Award!
Out of creative writing online workshops in Summer 2021 came a small zine that includes countless stories and poems from people of different ages and many of whom identified as LGBT2QI+. STAR supported the project and designed the zine layout.
Findings Report: Intergenerational and Age-Friendly Living Ecosystem Project
Over the course of six virtual co-creation camps in 2020, the AFLE project co-created research, policy, and practice solutions toward developing an intergenerational, age-friendly community ecosystem. STAR supported the project and designed project communications materials, posters and reports. STAR is currently developing a webiste for the project as AFLE secures more funding.