Five Competitors, Only One Winner: Five Startups Battle Head to Head At AGE-WELL’s National Impact Challenge

Canada has become a global leader on the technology and aging front, encouraging entrepreneurs to seek innovative ways to enable healthy aging. This was showcased at AGE-WELL’s National Impact Challenge: Startup Edition, held recently in Toronto. At the event, five companies pitched their product ideas Dragon’s Den-style before a panel of judges. Here’s a look at the competitors: Cosm Medical: PIECE...

Appreciating Life Deepens Through Candid Conversation About Death, Says Activist Author

Michael Hebb is the epitome of a disruptor. The Seattle-based author, activist, artist and author has set out to challenge how we think about some of life's most sensitive issues, like death and dying. His desire is to start "a gentle revolution" around the subject. When he was in his mid-30s, Hebb took a train from Portland to Seattle and struck...

Olympian Mark Tewksbury Talks About Life As An Openly Gay Man As He Hits A Milestone

Twenty years to the day he made history as Canada’s first openly gay Olympian, Mark Tewksbury returned to the Toronto theatre for his one-man show, Mark Tewksbury - 50 & Counting, where, on December 15, 1998, the athlete went public about his sexuality. The Calgary native’s coming-out announcement 20 years ago created a media storm, especially at a time...

In his new book, Bolder, author Carl Honoré rethinks aging and challenges us to do the same

Carl Honoré captured the zeitgeist with his international bestseller, ">In Praise of Slow. Now he tackles another emerging global movement, the new reality of aging. In ">Bolder: Making the Most of Our Longer Lives, he challenges us to examine our approach to—and attitudes about—later life. His newest book explores his own biases about aging, ageism as a collective influencer and the...

You’re Invited: Forum Aims To Reshape Attitudes About Aging

AGEWORKS – The Art of Ageing Forum is bringing together thought leaders, organizations, and individuals with a single-minded goal—reducing ageist attitudes and reshaping what it means to get older. Hosted by Niagara College, the two-day event (June 26 and 27) will feature 12 intriguing presentations designed to enlighten professionals, academics and consumers. “The Art of Ageing Forum provides a unique opportunity...

Canada’s Technology And Aging Network Unveils 24 Exciting Research Projects

The AGE-WELL Network of Centres of Excellence is announcing a set of 24 research projects from across Canada that are poised to deliver real-world benefits for the aging population and their caregivers. Dr. Cosmin Munteanu (University of Toronto) will create interactive apps to reduce older adults’ social isolation. The projects are led by 50 researchers at 19 universities and research centres across...

Missing In Action: Why Is Advertising Ignoring Adults Over The Age of 50?

Fast Company hit the nail on the head recently when it published a piece entitled, “Why is marketing to seniors so terrible?” It’s a battle cry we at YouAreUNTLD have been spearheading since our launch 18 months ago. We believe that society’s stereotypes about getting older have little to do with reality and, while we are working to change that...

Unlimited Attitude: Canadian Astronaut And Cancer Survivor Dr. Dave Williams Defies Limits

Dr. Dave Williams, one of Canada’s most accomplished astronauts, is marking the recent launch of his inspiring memoir, Defying Limits: Lessons from the Edge of the Universe. In it, the 64-year-old offers an uplifting and life-affirming story of passion, resilience and living life to the fullest. He shared those lessons during a recent and riveting appearance in Toronto, where he...

The Future is Aging and the Opportunities Are Infinite: UNLTD Live 2019

We’re all getting older and it’s up to each and every one us to redefine what that looks like. The possibilities presented by a population that is living longer, better, is one of the biggest social and economic disrupters of our time. It is giving rise to the longevity economy and a slew of untapped opportunities in business, healthcare...

Making Wishes Come True – A Nova Scotia Non-Profit Group Turns Dreams Into Reality For Adults 70+

About six years ago, a Facebook friend nominated Katie Mahoney to do an act of kindness. She opted to spend some time with an older woman in Halifax where they both live. “I saw her doing acts of kindness and volunteering,” she says. In return, Mahoney and what she calls her friend-in-the-making spent an entire day together doing just...