Aging and Tech Publications and Resources

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

‘I wouldn't choose this work again’: Perspectives and experiences of care aides in long-term residential care
To provide insight into the everyday realities facing care aides working in long-term residential care (LTRC), and how they perceive their role in society. 

Promoting the Health of Older Adults: The Canadian Experience
This book takes a unique look at health promotion and aging in Canada. SFU STAR Director Andrew Sixsmith contributed a chapter on AgeTech: Technology-Based Solutions for Aging Societies.

AGE-WELL Book: Knowledge, Innovation, and Impact: A Guide for the Engaged Health Researcher
This book aims to provide researchers with a straightforward and accessible guide on how to carry out research by combining both good science with real-world impact. 

STAR Institute Report: Key Issues in Aging in the 21st Century
This booklet outlines 18 key issues for research, innovation and technology that will have real-world benefits for older adults, the economy and policy-makers.

Resilience and Aging: Emerging Science and Future Possibilities
Older aged adults face many adversities over the later life course. This edited volume will address the ways in which seniors bounce back from different types and combinations of adversity – termed “resilience”. 

Human Participants Research Safety Plan
A process for developing and submitting an in-person Human Participants Research (HPR) Safety Plan to conduct certain field-based research activities via SFU Office of Research Ethics has been created. Health and safety guidelines will be ensured for field-work activities such as 1:1 interviews in appropriate space or small focus-group with required social distancing in place.

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.

History of Telemedicine in the UK
This fourth edition of the series "A Century of Telemedicine" covers an overview of telemedicine and eHealth initiatives and developments in Armenia, Côte D’Ivoire, Pakistan, Tunisia and United Kingdom.

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

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

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

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

411 Seniors/STAR Report: Information and Referral Services for Seniors in BC
This BC based report explores existing barriers that community-based service-providers face in the provision of I&R services and existing challenges that older adults and caregivers face in accessing these services.

AGE-WELL Book: AgeTech, Cognitive Health, and Dementia
This book explores how AgeTech can contribute to healthy cognitive aging and support independence of people with dementia and challenges that need resolving if technology-based products and services are to fulfill their potential.

AGE-WELL Report: Living under COVID-19 Restrictions: The Experiences of Older Adults and Caregivers
Members of AGE-WELL's Older Adult and Caregiver Advisory Committee created personas and scenarios to illustrate the experiences of seniors living under COVID-19 across eight key Challenge Areas. 

Improving Quality of Life in Long Term Care - A Way Forward
This AARC report demonstrates that urgent systemic and structural changes is required in Long-Term Care in British Columbia.

A protocol for co-creating research project lay summaries with stakeholders: Guideline development for AGE-WELL network
Funding bodies increasingly require researchers to write lay summaries to communicate projects’ real-world relevance to the public in an accessible way. This project's primary objective was to develop guidelines to co-create lay summaries of research projects with stakeholders.

An Exploration of Experiences of Transdisciplinary Research in Aging and Technology
AGE-WELL Crosscutting Activity 3 (Transdisciplinary Working)

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. 

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

Seniors Come Share Society - Resource Directory
This directory includes businesses and services available for older adults and their families living in Surrey and White Rock.

Doing Transdisciplinarity: Promising Practices in Aging and Technology Research and Development
AGE-WELL Crosscutting Activity 3 (Transdisciplinary Working)


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


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


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

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

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