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


Can an Application Augment and Enhance Rehabilitation with Jonathan Rose and Nirtal Shah

Introduction Dr. Jonathan Rose, Professor at the Faculty of Applied Sciences and Engineering at the University of Toronto and Nirtal Shah, Physiotherapist at the Faculty of Kinesiology and Physical Education at the University of Toronto join the show to talk about their current research project and marketed applications on the use of mobile apps in […]


Reminiscence Therapy for People Living with Dementia using Virtual Reality

Introduction Dr. Linda Duffett-Leger is an Associate Professor with the Faculty of Nursing at the University of Calgary and a user experience designer. She comes on the show today to talk about her current research project on the use of virtual reality in reminiscence therapy. We’re all aging, and everyone’s talking about it! Key Takeaways […]


A Polypharmacy application to Improve Health Outcomes in Older Adults.

Carole Goodine, BScPharm, ACPR, Pharm D


Socially Assistive Robotics and the Future of Aging, with Dr. Julie Robillard

Introduction Dr. Julie Robillard comes on the podcast to share the research she is currently doing on robots! With the support of AgeWell, Dr. Robillard’s team is leading the charge on cutting-edge robotics and their applications for aging adults; tune-in to hear what research is currently underway in the socially assistive robotics field. We’re all […]


Goals vs. Needs: What Caregivers Want, a Recent Study

Introduction Doctor Myles Leslie and Doctor Janet Fast come on the podcast to share the findings of their most recent study and collaboration on caregiver goals. Tune in for an enlightening episode on the need to sometimes shift focus to gain a better perspective. We’re all aging, and everyone’s talking about it! Key Takeaways [:39] […]


Using Technology to Complete the Circle of Care

Stephanie Feero, B. Sc., candidate au doctorat en pharmacie, école de pharmacie de l’Université de Waterloo