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


Episode 3: Social Isolation and Loneliness – How a Seniors Centre Without Walls changed the telephone experience for isolated older adults

Introduction Today’s guest, Dr. Nancy Newall, is an Assistant Professor in the Psychology Department at Brandon University whose research focuses on loneliness and social isolation and how these experiences affect the health and well-being of older adults. Recent research also explores what types of interventions can help older people become less lonely or isolated and […]


Episode 2: What are health ecosystems? Dr. Josephine McMurray

Introduction Today’s guest is Dr. Josephine McMurray, Ph.D., MBA, MRT, an Associate Professor at the Lazaridis School of Business & Economics, Wilfrid Laurier University. She teaches in the Business Technology Management Program & is a member of the Health Studies Faculty. Her research portfolio focuses on issues at the intersection of healthcare, technology, and management […]


Episode 1: The APPTA Hub

In this episode, we give the audience a quick overview of who we are and the work that we do. The AGE-WELL National Innovation Hub APPTA has been around since May 2017 and continues to grow! As part of our knowledge translation mandate, we created this podcast to feature researchers across the country and highlight […]


Recognizing Carers in Canada and Understanding Their Barriers to Technology Adoption

Jacquie Eales, MSc; Janet Fast, PhD; Louise Demers, PhD; Michelle Plante, MSc


APPTA Launches Boardroom Portal

The Boardroom Portal is now online!


A Successful Policy Stakeholder Meeting in Toronto

March 1st Policy Stakeholder Meeting on social isolation of older adults in Canada.