Episode 6 – Quantifying Aging and the Use of Technologies, an Interview With Dr. Stephen Katz

Introduction Today we talk to Dr. Stephen Katz, Ph.D., a Professor (Emeritus) of Sociology, Distinguished Research Award winner, and founding member of the Trent Centre for Aging & Society, at Trent University, Peterborough, Canada. He is the author of several books, journal articles, book chapters, and media interviews on aging bodies, critical gerontology, biopolitics, cognitive […]


Episode 5 – Lived realities of older women living in rural communities: insights from Dr. Olive Bryanton

Introduction Today we talk with Olive about aging in place and her recent Ph.D. on this very subject. Olive Bryanton recently completed her Ph.D. in Educational Studies at the University of Prince Edward Island. Her research was about women age 85 and older living in rural PEI with a focus on what supported or limited […]


Episode 4 – Interview with Nancy Newall part 2!

This is Part 2 of the interview with Dr. Nancy Newall, Assistant Professor in the Psychology Department at Brandon University. Tune in to find out what research Nancy and her colleagues are doing from CLSA data as well as what she thinks the future holds in terms of technologies. We’re all aging, and everyone’s talking […]


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 […]