APPTA Policy Rounds – Bridging the Digital Divide for Older Adults

Speaker: Dr. Milena Head, Professor of Information Systems - DeGroote School of Business, McMaster University; Wayne C. Fox Chair in Business Innovation; Director - McMaster Digital Transformation Research Centre; Academic Director - EMBA Program Description:  As information and communication technologies become increasingly pervasive, those that are left behind in their access and use are highly disadvantaged.  The […]

AGE-WELL & APPTA policy Rounds Title: Context-Aware Sensing for Aging-in-Place

Speaker: Dr. Qiyin Fang, Canada Research Chair in Biophotonics and a Professor in the Department of Engineering Physics, McMaster University Description:  Using telemedical technologies for remote monitoring of patients is an active area for aging-in-place applications, which will lead to improved care and prevent unnecessary use of unplanned resource intensive services.  While many data can […]

APPTA policy Rounds: Community-Led Digital Literacy Training for Older Adults

Speaker: Dr. Brian Detlor, Professor & Area Chair (Information Systems), DeGroote School of Business, McMaster University Date: July 26, 2023 at 1:00-1:30 pm ET Description:  Despite the growing predominance of older adults in Canadian society, as a group, older adults are still less likely to make use of digital devices. Older adults’ limited use of […]

APPTA Policy Rounds Webinar – Prioritizing Mental Health and Well-Being: Unveiling Solutions for Long-Term Care Staff

Speaker: Dr. Carole Estabrooks, CM, PhD, RN, FRSC, FCAHS, FAAN, FCAN, Professor, Faculty of Nursing, University of Alberta Description:  Join us for an insightful webinar that delves into the work of Long-Term Care (LTC) staff. For years, LTC staff have navigated through challenges stemming from a growing demographic, limited staffing, and insufficient funding, all while […]

AGE-WELL & APPTA Policy Rounds – Recruiting diverse older adults to research via an anti-oppression approach: A case study

Speaker: Dr. Paula Gardner, PhD. Asper Chair in Communication; Professor Communication Studies and Media Arts, McMaster University Description:  Black, indigenous and older adults of colour (BIPOC) are often reluctant to participate in research, given a long history of abuse, neglect and exploitation of BIPOC people in research and experiences with health care and technologies.  At […]

APPTA Policy Rounds: Coordinated Aging in Place Services [CAPS] with integrated Primary Health Care

Date: January 31, 2024 at 1:00-1:30 pm ET Register here: Speaker: Paula Pickard, RN BN, Regional Manager Chronic Disease, Horizon Health Network Description:  The ability of older adults to age safely at home is influenced by factors such as chronic conditions and frailty. Chronic conditions are persistent, life-limiting health issues with no cure, while […]

APPTA Policy Rounds: Using Geographic Data for Policy Planning and Program Development in Canadian Communities Facing Accelerated Aging

Date: February 21, 2024 at 1:00-1:30 pm ET Register here: Speaker: Dr. Catherine Bigonnesse, PhD, Canada Research Chair in Healthy Aging, Assistant Professor, Department of Political Science, University of New Brunswick Description:  An aging population is a very complex phenomenon that affects many sectors of our society simultaneously. However, policies on aging are often […]

APPTA Policy Rounds – Wheelchair skills assessment and training: from research evidence to clinical practice

Date: February 28, 2024 at 1:00-1:30 pm ET Register here: Speaker: Dr. R. Lee Kirby, MD, FRCPC, Professor, Division of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation, Department of Medicine, Dalhousie University Description:  In our upcoming webinar, learn and discover more about the Wheelchair Skills Program (WSP), an online resource offering free, evidence-based assessment and training for […]

APPTA Policy Rounds: How Gerry Connect is Enhancing Social Connection and Independence in Aging Populations

Register here: Speaker: Michelle Nguyen, Product Manager, Gerry Connect by Toronto MicroElectronics Inc. Description:  Gerry Connect is enhancing social connection and independence among aging populations. It enables older adults to virtually visit loved ones via video calls without the need for assistance, thereby strengthening social connections for older adults with their family and friends, […]

APPTA Policy Rounds: Accessible and effortless monitoring of chronic respiratory diseases in older adults: A data-driven approach for timely interventions

Date: March 27, 2024 at 1:00-1:30 pm ET Register here: Speaker: Sejal Bhalla, Ph.D. student, Computational Health and Interaction Lab (CHAL), Department of Computer Science, University of Toronto Description:  Timely diagnosis and remote disease monitoring have proven instrumental in improving outcomes for patients grappling with chronic respiratory diseases. However, despite the advances in digital […]