AGE-WELL and Best Buy Canada share an objective: to help Canadians stay in their homes longer, through the use of effective technology solutions. With AGE-WELL’s depth in research and Best Buy Canada’s access to – and knowledge of – emerging technology, it’s a natural and complementary partnership.
“We’re thrilled to be partnering with Best Buy Canada, which shares our desire to make a meaningful difference in people’s lives through technology,” said Dr. Alex Mihailidis, scientific director of AGE-WELL, Canada’s Technology and Aging Network.
“As a leader in technology distribution, Best Buy Canada is well-positioned to make innovative solutions available to benefit older adults and caregivers.”
AGE-WELL, which unites more than 250 researchers and over 400 partners, focuses on the creation of technologies and services that support healthy aging. Best Buy’s corporate purpose is to enrich lives through technology and services. Best Buy Canada has more than 170 stores coast-to-coast and is the most visited multichannel retailer in the country.
“We are excited about how much we can achieve together,” said Ron Wilson, president of Best Buy Canada. “This collaboration combines the strengths and knowledge of two organizations trying to solve the same challenge. We have the opportunity to have a big impact on Canadian families, using technology to drive a really positive outcome.”
Best Buy Canada Health recently launched Assured Living – the installation and upkeep of an integrated wellness-monitoring solution, including smart home technology, in older adults’ homes. The program enables people to age in place, as independently and safely as possible, while providing peace of mind to their caregivers.