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

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Stroke Navigation: How People Come Home After a Stroke With Beverly Kemp

Introduction In today’s episode, Jenna welcomes Beverly Kemp — Senior Manager, Health Promotion at the Heart and Stroke Foundation of New Brunswick — to discuss an exciting project called Stroke Navigation, part of the Healthy Seniors Pilot Project. We’re all aging, and everyone’s talking about it! Key Takeaways [:40] Jenna welcomes today’s guest Beverly Kemp […]

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Patricia Hewston on bringing the joy of dance to older adults across Canada

AUTHOR(S) & CREDENTIALS: Patricia Hewston, Occupational Therapist and Research Associate at the GERAS Centre for Aging Research, McMaster University and Karolina Jalowska, Digital Media Coordinator at the APPTA hub and AGE-WELL NCE AFFILIATED INSTITUTION(S): AGE-WELL National Innovation Hub: APPTA Can you tell us a bit about yourself?  I am an occupational therapist and research associate at […]

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New Brunswick releases new five year health plan

On November 17, 2021 New Brunswick released its five year health plan, describing its various priorities for the province’s health care system for the years ahead. Read the health plan here. APPTA Scientific Director Dr. Daniel Dutton provides a statement in response to the newly released health plan: This is an ambitious plan with tight […]

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Numaira Obaid on her passion for health research and investigating older adult spinal cord injuries

AUTHOR(S) & CREDENTIALS: Numaira Obaid, Postdoctoral Research Fellow, Simon Fraser University and Karolina Jalowska, Digital Media Coordinator at the APPTA hub and AGE-WELL NCE AFFILIATED INSTITUTION(S): AGE-WELL National Innovation Hub: APPTA Can you tell us a bit about yourself? I always knew I wanted to do something in the field of healthcare or helping others be […]

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Ishaan Singla on keeping Canadians safe and better connected through WeTraq’s Family Safety app, ‘GuardIO’

AUTHOR(S) & CREDENTIALS: Ishaan Singla, CEO of WeTraq and Karolina Jalowska, Digital Media Coordinator at the APPTA hub and AGE-WELL NCE AFFILIATED INSTITUTION(S): AGE-WELL National Innovation Hub: APPTA Can you tell us a bit about yourself? I’m the Founder and CEO of WeTraq. I have worked in the healthcare and pharmaceuticals industry for over 10 years. […]

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Bryan Hong on HippoCamera: A Smartphone App to Combat Memory Loss

AUTHOR(S) & CREDENTIALS: Bryan Hong, PhD candidate and AGE-WELL trainee, and Karolina Jalowska, Digital Media Coordinator at the APPTA hub and AGE-WELL NCE AFFILIATED INSTITUTION(S): AGE-WELL National Innovation Hub: APPTA Can you tell us a bit about yourself? I discovered my love for memory research while obtaining my HBSc with a double major in Psychology and […]

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