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 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 […]


Welcome to the Team, Heather & Sam!

APPTA is excited to welcome two new members to our team—Heather Higgins and Samuel Hunter. Heather recently joined us as the Coordinator, Policy & Knowledge Exchange. After completing her BA, Psychology at Dalhousie University, Heather worked at the Heart and Stroke Foundation of NB as part of the health promotion team. Moving on to pursue her Master’s  in […]


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 […]


APPTA Hosts MP Matt DeCourcey

In April, APPTA hosted Fredericton Member of Parliament Matt DeCourcey at our offices to talk about our work on social isolation of older adults across Canada as well as our policy education programming. Our team shared some of our lessons learned so far, and our visions for evidence-informed aging policy in practice in New Brunswick, […]