Resources

Scan below for resources and publications produced by the STAR Institute and others in the field of aging and technology…

New Resource Coming Soon:
Researcher Resources for Real-World Impact

One of the roles of the STAR Institute is to communicate research outcomes to the "real-world". Each research project within the SFU technology and aging world should have parallel academic and real-world outputs. As well as academic papers, projects coming out of the STAR Institute and the Point of Care Health Technologies team aim to provide outputs targeted at knowledge users. The STAR Institute is developing a set of guidelines and templates for researchers to assist them in creating these outputs:

Info sheet - A "what-do-we-know" summary; Project brief - A lay summary of the who, what, why, how, where and when of a new project; Research brief - A lay summary of research project and results; Policy brief - Short summaries of research implications for social, health and economic policy, targeted at policy with a focus on problems, potential solutions and social and economic benefits; Business brief - How the results of the research can be developed into new business opportunities; and Impact case studies - Examples of excellent research that has led to real-world impact. 

Healthy Aging by United Way Annual Report 2018/19
The report showcases United Way's efforts to keep older British Columbian's active, engaged, and connected through local, regional and provincial programming and services. 

Our Place, Our Space: Resident Stories and Place Priorities

Perceptions of Home in Long-Term Care Settings: Before and After Institutional Relocation

The Impact of AAL in the Netherlands: Co-creation and commercialisation of ICT solutions for older adults

'I am busy independent woman who has sense of humor, caring about others' - Older Adults' Self-Representations in Online Dating Profiles

The National Seniors Council: Who's At Risk and What Can We Do About It?
A Review of the Literature on the Social Isolation of Different Groups of Seniors

Collaboration Café: Co-creating Solutions with Non-Profit Housing Providers

Fact Book on Aging in British Columbia and Canada
Gerontology Research Centre, Simon Fraser University

YouAreUNLTD Magazine
This publishing brand is designed to disrupt and redefine what it means to get older providing Canadians with a fresh voice and the resources they want to age with vitality. Interview with Co-Director Andrew Sixsmith on p. 50 of third issue. 

Optimal Aging Across the Life Course: The Purpose of Longer Lives
The Gerontological Society of America Report

The Conversation
Curated by professional editors, The Conversation offers informed commentary and debate on the issues affecting our world. The Conversation is a not-for-profit media outlet that uses content sourced from academics and researchers.
 

Aging Well @ Home 
An Implementation and Sustainability Plan, Prepared by the Place-Making with Seniors Ressearch Team

NEIGHBOURHOODS OF THE FUTURE: Better Homes for Older Adults - Improving Health, Care, Design and Technology
A White Paper from the Agile Ageing Alliance, A Campaigning Social Business Connecting Digital Innovators in an Ageing Society