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 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 […]


Uncovering the black box between research and policy: Reflections on the APPTA Policy Challenge

Andrew Magnaye, PhD Student, AGE-WELL HQP


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 […]


The Sleep Kit: A Caring Approach to Sleep

Eve Baird, BA; Janet Durkee-Lloyd, PhD; Justine Henry, BSc., Msc.


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 […]