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AGE-WELL Partners With Best Buy Canada To Help Older Adults Age At Home

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...

How Technology Is Helping To Reduce Isolation – One of Caregiving’s Toughest Challenges

Donna Thomson is thankful for the role that digital technology played while she was taking care of her mother who died at age 96...

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...

Breaking Down Barriers To Health Care in Canada With Web-Based Tools

Limited access to specialist care is a major barrier to health care in Canada. But what started as a pilot project by two frustrated...

15 Finalists Announced In the AGE-WELL National Impact Challenge: Startup Edition

Fifteen Canadian startups have been selected to compete in the AGE-WELL National Impact Challenge: Startup Edition. The competition is for startups whose technologies or services...

Combat Pain With These 6 Essential Apps For Charting And Monitoring It

Six million people in Canada live with some form of chronic pain, according to recent estimates by Statistics Canada. Long-term chronic pain can be...

Fight Back Against Phone Fraud By Blocking Robocalls And Scammers With New Technology

Remember when answering the phone was a pleasure? When you looked forward to finding out who was on the line? These days, it feels...

Caregivers Find Much-Needed Information And Support Through ‘Huddol’

When her mother needed to transition to a higher level of care, Donna Thomson reached out to Huddol members for advice on housing and...

Canadian Veteran, 91, Embraces New Tech Platform To Connect With Family And Friends

Richard Ratcliffe, soon to be 91, has had his life transformed over the past three years thanks to Connections, an AGE-WELL-supported communications platform designed...

PostureCoach, A New Wearable Device, Has Caregivers’ Backs And Helps Prevent Injuries

Carolyn Sutherland, a busy Ottawa professional in her 50s, makes time to take a 90-year-old family friend to appointments and out for excursions. She...

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Canada, We Need To Talk About COVID-19, Pandemics, Technology And The Way Forward

The COVID-19 pandemic has rightly sparked a serious and long-overdue national conversation about long-term care. All of us should be deeply troubled...

Can The Food You Eat Influence Your Mood?

We all have good days and bad days, but is there a connection between how you feel and the foods you consume?...

Advancing Technology-Based Solutions To Support Older Adults And Their Caregivers

AGE-WELL NCE Inc. (Aging Gracefully across Environments using Technology to Support Wellness, Engagement and Long Life) is pleased to announce funding for 22...

Try These Summer Smoothie Recipes With Nutritious Wild Blueberries

Sticking to New Year’s resolutions may be easier with these smoothie recipes from the Wild Blueberry Association of North America. To inspire a vibrant and healthy...

Yes, You Can Live To 100 And Beyond, Say Researchers

I remember when Alida Desroches, the Franco-Ontarian grandmother of my sister-in-law, Darlene, wished me a happy birthday when I was in my 40s. “Live...