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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.

"The pandemic has laid bare the need for technology to support older adults and their caregivers,” Dr. Mihailidis said. “It's safe to predict that, whatever the world looks like post COVID, technology will play a much greater role in the lives of older Canadians and those who care for them.” 

AGE-WELL has over 100 technology-based solutions available or in development, including communications platforms, smart-home systems, wearables and remote therapies. AGE-WELL also supports 54 startups that are bringing products to market. 

As the network prepares for its next phase, AGE-WELL is running consultation sessions in various venues on Wednesdays and interested Canadians are invited to join any that best align with their region and availability. These sessions will include presentations by Dr. Mihailidis and an older adult or caregiver, and will be moderated by Laura Tamblyn Watts, President and CEO of CanAge, Canada's national older-adult advocacy organization. 

For dates and to register free of charge, click here

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