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Tech Talk: Making the most of mental health apps-8678

Tech Talk: Making the most of mental health apps

Mental health has been a hot topic throughout the pandemic, affecting all demographics. Can mental health apps help? Yes and no, and not surprisingly, it depends on the app and the person using it. The key is choosing and adopting the best possible technology.



Ageism ruins careers in Canadian workplaces-8671

Ageism ruins careers in Canadian workplaces

Over the past two decades, Canada's labor force has seen greater numbers of people staying in the work force longer. However, widespread ageist views may be responsible for persistent negative beliefs and attitudes about older workers and their role in the workforce, according to the Forum of Federal/Provincial/Territorial Ministers Responsible for Seniors' new report, "Older Workers: Exploring and Addressing the Stereotypes." The report has lessons for organizations and companies across countries, as well as action steps to help create change.



Older women at risk of abuse in some social activities-8668

Older women at risk of abuse in some social activities

While participating in social activities can benefit older adults, it may also pose risks, especially for women, according to a study led by the University of California San Francisco.


Social wellness

Leaders who listen, learn have more resilient teams-8662

Leaders who listen, learn have more resilient teams

Leaders who encourage their employees to learn on the job and speak up with ideas and suggestions for change have teams that are more effective and resilient in the face of unexpected situations, according to research from Rice University, Houston, Texas and the University of Windsor, Ontario, Canada. Although the study authors examined interactions interactions of 48 teams from five Canadian technology startups, the findings seem generalizable to other industries, including active aging.



"Connected" homes increasingly crowded, overwhelming

Deloitte's Connectivity and Mobile Trends 2021 Survey reveals that US households keep adding more connected devices, something that quickly became overwhelming. In fact, according to Deloitte, the pandemic was "a giant beta test of behaviors" that broke down barriers, removed distance, and prioritized health and wellness.



Stats: Two-thirds of ALFs reported no COVID-19 deaths-8645

Stats: Two-thirds of ALFs reported no COVID-19 deaths

Nearly two-thirds of assisted living facilities reported no deaths from COVID-19 in 2020, according to a new study by NORC at the University of Chicago. The study calculates that average adjusted death rates from COVID-19 in assisted living was 19.3 per 1,000 residents.


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