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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 […]

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Advancing mental health care research in Canada

AUTHOR(S) & CREDENTIALS: Amika Shah, PhD Candidate at the Institute of Health Policy, Management, and Evaluation at the University of Toronto, 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 a fourth-year PhD Candidate at the […]

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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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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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How an AGE-WELL trainee is detecting depression through speech

AUTHOR(S) & CREDENTIALS: Mashrura Tasnim, 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 completed my undergraduate degree and MSc in Computer Science and Engineering from Bangladesh University of Engineering and […]

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How Elizabeth Audette-Bourdeau’s company is transforming the way older adults are cared for

AUTHOR(S) & CREDENTIALS: Elizabeth Audette-Bourdeau, CEO of Welbi, 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 me a bit about yourself? I established my first business at 17 years old and as of today, I’ve started three. My first venture was […]

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An interview with an AgeTech leader and CEO: Jessica Yang

AUTHOR(S) & CREDENTIALS: Jessica Yang, CEO and founder of Tochtech Technologies, 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 me a bit about yourself? I am Jessica Yang, CEO and founder of Tochtech Technologies, a digital health tech company whose mission […]

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