Launched in 2017 with a single goal in mind, the AGE-WELL National Innovation Hub APPTA is putting innovative aging and technology research into the hands of the people who can use it. We know that it takes on average 17 years for research to be translated into action. By bringing together a diverse and dynamic team of young professionals to support an integrated network in research, policy, and innovation, APPTA aims to bridge that gap and mobilize aging and technology research in ways that can improve the lives of older Canadians.

Advancing Policies and Practices in Technology and Aging


2RaceWithMe Project, Promoting Engagement and Physical Activity in Long-Term Care Centers

Introduction: In today’s episode, Jenna welcomes four guests to talk about a novel research project! From Centiviser Incorporated and the University of Toronto, Dr. Mark Chignell, Developer of the 2RaceWithMe device and Lisa Fannin, Educator and Volunteer. And from the Center of Innovation and Research in Aging (CIRA), Executive Director Justine Henry and Research Coordinator […]


Improving Access to Healthcare for Elders of the Madawaska Maliseet First Nation

Jenna welcomes Dr. France Chassé, co-leader of the Madawaska’s Elders Initiatives Project with Micheline Plante, Community Health Representative at the Madawaska Maliseet First Nation. They discuss the health needs of the aging population of the community. They talk about technology to assist them, especially a custom mobile app and other services developed to help seniors […]


Spread and Scale of a Polypharmacy App to Improve Health Outcomes of Older Adults Living in New Brunswick Nursing Homes

Introduction: Jenna welcomes the team working on a deprescribing pilot project to the show. The project’s Research Coordinators Cody Davenport and Marc-Éric Nadeau accompany Justine Henry — executive director at CIRA — as well as project lead Dr. Emily MacDonald from McGill University in a discussion on the impacts of polypharmacy and the benefits of […]


Foot Care as a Means of Engaging With the Senior Community

Introduction: Dr. Tracey Rickards, Principal Investigator of the Mobile Wellness Senior’s Network Reaching Rural New Brunswickers talks about the research project and some of the more probing results it generated. We’re all aging, and everyone’s talking about it! Key Takeaways [:40] Jenna welcomes today’s guest, Associate Professor at the University of New Brunswick in the […]


Why adding 10 to 15 minutes of physical activity to your day can help you age well

Written by ParticipACTION There may be one or two things to dread about getting older, but there’s plenty more to celebrate. Each birthday candle on the cake represents an achievement (you did it!) and an accumulation of life experiences, memories and time spent with loved ones. That’s not to say that aging doesn’t bring with […]


Zoomers for All, Peer-Led Exercise Programs to Generate Sustainability

Introduction: Today’s guest is Dr. Danielle Bouchard, Associate Professor at the University of New Brunswick in the department of Kinesiology. Dr. Bouchard joins the show to discuss the Zoomers for All project, for which she serves as Co-Principal Investigator. We’re all aging, and everyone’s talking about it! Key Takeaways [:40] Jenna welcomes today’s guest Dr. […]