Difference Maker: Noureddin Chahrour of Adrenalease Shows How New Clothing Technology Can Address Pain

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Noureddin Chahrour, Founder & Chief Executive Officer of Adrenalease appeared as a guest speaker at AGE-WELL's National Conference in Vancouver last year. Hear from Noureddin on how her company's clothing technology helps with posture support and alleviates back, neck and shoulder pain for older adults and caregivers. Watch the video for some notable highlights. You can find out more about all...

Difference Maker: Mimi Lowi-Young, Chair, AGE-WELL, Discusses Innovations That Benefit Older Canadians

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Mimi Lowi-Young, Chair, AGE-WELL, appeared as a guest speaker at AGE-WELL's National Conference in Vancouver last year. She discussed some of the innovations and technologies that AGE-WELL has been a part of to help older Canadians. Watch the video for some notable highlights. You can find out more about all the important work AGE-WELL is doing here. More experts and disruptors...

Difference Maker: Watch Michael Tamblyn, CEO, Rakuten Kobo, Explain The Transition to Digital E-Books

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Michael Tamblyn, CEO, Rakuten Kobo, appeared as a guest speaker at AGE-WELL's National Conference in Vancouver last year. He spoke how the transition from analog to digital in e-books are being driven by older adults. Watch the video for some notable highlights. You can find out more about all the important work AGE-WELL is doing here. More experts and disruptors will...

Get A Jump On The 2019/2020 Flu Season By Getting Your Flu Shot Now

Welcome to the 2019/20 flu season. It arrives each year with a bit of fanfare. Signs that say “Get your flu shot now!” are scattered across hospitals and pharmacies across Canada and a slew of news reports look ahead at what to expect. About 10 to 20 percent of the population will get the flu, sidelining them from daily activities...

Difference Maker: How Researcher Dr. Lili Liu Is Creating New Products And Services For Aging Consumers

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Dr. Lili Liu – Researcher and WHO representative appeared as a guest speaker at AGE-WELL's National Conference in Vancouver last year. She spoke about how she and her team are co-creating products, services and solutions with the new aging consumer to help our future selves. Watch the video for some notable highlights. You can find out more about all the...

How To Keep Your Lips Smooth and Smoochable Even When Cold Weather Hits

The skin that covers your lips is unique. It doesn’t have sweat or oil glands and it’s the thinnest skin on your body. That makes it especially vulnerable to day-to-day aggressors, like sun, wind, heat, salty foods and cold weather. Add aging into the mix and you’ve got a recipe for extra dry and uncomfortable lips. “Lips are delicate and...

Difference Maker: Watch Caregiver And Advocate Ron Beleno Talk About Aging in Place

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Advocate and caregiver Ron Beleno appeared as a guest speaker at AGE-WELL's National Conference in Vancouver last year. He spoke about how the AGE-WELL community has provided him with strategies and solutions for aging in place as a caregiver. Watch the video for some notable highlights. You can find out more about all the important work AGE-WELL is doing here. More experts...

Evidence Indicates Unpaid Caregivers May Have An Elevated Risk of Cardiovascular Disease

Tending to a sick loved one can be fulfilling, and it can bring deep satisfaction to a caregiver. Paradoxically though, staff at the University of Ottawa Heart Institute (UOHI) believe caregiving—and the psychological, emotional, physical, social and financial stresses that may come with it—also poses health risks for the caregiver. Mounting evidence now suggests caregivers (those who provide informal, unpaid...

Don’t Risk Having Another Painful Shingles Episode With A Vaccine

Most adults over the age of 30 can remember the pain of contracting chicken pox. The isolation from friends, the hideous red spots and the relentless, maddening itch that had parents constantly yelling to “stop scratching!” were the stuff of nightmares. Finally, after the weeks of torment were over, we breathed a sigh of relief knowing we could finally...

Stopping The Spread Of Ageism In the Workplace Needs To Be A Priority

As authors Warren Bennis and Robert J. Thomas report in their book, Geeks and Geezers: How Era, Values, and Defining Moments Shape Leaders, each generation within today’s workforce is defined and influenced differently. That can create discord. Older workers may feel ignored. Millennials are targeted (unjustly at times) as “the privileged generation.” And there are the GenXers and GenYers who...