Science and Technology for Aging Research Institute
AGE-WELL and the Canadian College of Health Leaders have teamed up to produce a special themed issue of the journal Healthcare Management Forum. SFU STAR Director Andrew Sixsmith was special issue guest editor and SFU STAR managed the project. The special issue features 10 articles that share important evidence of lessons learned from COVID-19 and how they can be operationalized to benefit older adults.
To learn more read AGE-WELL's news release here.
Events and Opportunities
AGE-WELL Public Webinar Series: Designing to Include Dementia and Personhood
January 25, 2023
AgeTech Atlantic Canada Showcase
January 31, 2023
AGE-WELL & APPTA Policy Rounds: Concordance of Frailty Among Community-Dwelling Older Couples: An Administrative Health Data Study
January 31, 2023
55+ Technology Forums - Clayton Community Centre
February 11, 2023
SMRTS Webinar: Writing a Reference Letter
February 15, 2023
Together We Care 2023
March 27-29, 2023
Journal of Aging and Mental Health Special Issue: Technology, Aging, and Mental Health: Opportunities and challenges
Paper Deadline: March 31, 2023
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Together We Care 2023
The Together We Care Convention is taking place on March 27-29, 2023 - a collaborative forum that joins the long-term care and retirement community sectors to help shape the future of seniors’ care.
AGE-WELL Award Recipient - STAR RA Karen Lok Yi Wong
Congratulations to our very own Karen Lok Yi Wong, who was awarded an AGE-WELL Michael F. Harcourt Policy Fellowship award. Karen is a social worker with Providence Healthcare in Vancouver and collaborates on multiple STAR and 411 Seniors projects.
Older Adults and the Digital Divide - STAR & 411 Seniors Roundtable at SFU Horizons 2022 Conference
As part of STAR and 411 Seniors Centre Society's 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. Learn about this amazing new 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.
Ethics and AgeTech 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.
411 Seniors Information & Referral Program Volunteer Feedback Report
As part of the STAR-411 LEADS project, STAR and 411's community-embedded researcher carried out a series of interviews with 411's I&R Program volunteers
AGE-WELL Environics Publications
AGE-WELL commissioned surveys by Environics in 2019 and 2020 which collected data on a total of 1923 older adults aged 65+ in Canada. The surveys looked at how seniors think about and use technology and how COVID-19 has impacted tech use. STAR and AGE-WELL co-wrote two papers based off the data. Learn more.
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.
Canada's AgeTech Startup Map
Check out AGE-WELL's new Canada's AgeTech Startup Map. These startups are making an impact in key areas of AgeTech and are broken down into AGE-WELL's 8 Challenge Areas. STAR designed the map.
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.