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

STORIES

iGenNB: Making Home Sharing Work for New Brunswick

Introduction: Today’s guests are CEO and Founder of Silvermark, Aimée Foreman, she joins the show today in her capacity as industry lead on the iGenNB Project alongside Andrea Trenholm, Postdoctoral Researcher on the team. We’re all aging, and everyone’s talking about it! Key Takeaways [:40] Jenna welcomes today’s guests Aimée Foreman and Andrea Trenholm and […]

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Virtual Reality Training to Increase Rehabilitative Exercise in Seniors

Introduction: Today’s episode is a discussion with the project team for an initiative on the use of virtual reality in independent homes and residences and its ability to increase rehabilitative training in senior populations. We’re all aging, and everyone’s talking about it! Key Takeaways [:40] Jenna welcomes today’s guests, Dr. Lisa Sheehy, Affiliate Investigator at […]

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Co-Design for Dementia Care

Introduction: Dr. Alison Luke, Research Associate with the Center for Research in Integrated Care (CRIC) at the University of New Brunswick Saint John, and Amy Reid, Project Coordinator with the CRIC, joins the show to discuss their project Co-Designing Dementia Care. We’re all aging, and everyone’s talking about it! Key Takeaways [:40] Jenna welcomes today’s guests […]

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Gentle Persuasive Approaches for Dementia Care

Introduction: Isabelle Boulay, Research Assistant and First Link Support at the Alzheimer’s Society in New Brunswick, joins the show to talk about Gentle Persuasive Approaches, a first-of-its-kind dementia care course for family and friend caregivers of persons living with dementia. We’re all aging, and everyone’s talking about it! Key Takeaways [:40] Jenna welcomes today’s guest, […]

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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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Pulmonary Rehabilitation of COPD for Better Health Outcomes

Introduction: Tammie Fournier, Chair of the Allied Health Department at the New Brunswick Community College, comes on the show today to talk about the Healthy Seniors pilot project: Innovative and community Partnered Pulmonary Rehabilitation for Seniors in New Brunswick. We’re all aging, and everyone’s talking about it! Key Takeaways [:40] Jenna welcomes today’s guest, Tammie […]

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