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What AgeTech applications are needed now? [OH CANADA!]

"Canadians are being asked to share their thoughts on key areas of action to support older-adult wellbeing and advance Canada’s burgeoning AgeTech sector, according to Dr. Alex Mihailidis, Scientific Director and CEO of AGE-WELL, Canada's technology and aging network. The feedback will be provided in roadshows scheduled throughout the country. There are still a couple of weeks left for organizations that would like to participate."

Older adults with sensory loss at greater risk for isolation [SENSELESS]

"Survey results from Home Instead, a franchise personal care network, suggest that 83% of US older adults are living with at least one diminished sense. It’s something active-aging organizations need to keep front-of-mind, especially for sensory loss that is not readily apparent by looking at someone. "

Smart lampposts tackle Covid response and recovery [IT’S LIT!]

"A new generation of smart lampposts that can read body temperatures and detect overcrowding could stop the spread of Covid-19 and regenerate cities, according to a new report. It’s thought-provoking and, for cities and communities, an opportunity to maximize efficiencies. "

Managers: Talk less, listen more [LISTEN UP]

"A recent workplace communication study looking at what occurred in businesses during the pandemic found that managers should talk less, listen more, be empathic, elicit feedback and hold shorter, focused meetings during crises — and also during ordinary times"

Research networks to measure, promote emotional wellness [FEEL GOOD?]

"The US National Institutes of Health are investing big bucks to learn more about emotional well-being – how it evolves and how it might be changed. One example: The University of Wisconsin-Madison received a $2.5 million four-year grant from to establish a research network with the goal of identifying ways to measure people's emotional health and well-being in everyday life and understand how flexible those aspects of well-being could be with effective, culturally relevant interventions and training."

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