July 9, 2020 at 4PM EST. This is the second of two live streams of the AGE-WELL National Impact Challenge competition. Participants will get to interact with expert panels on AgeTech innovation and watch startups pitch their ideas for a chance to win $20,000. To learn more or to register click here.

June 18, 2020 at 3PM EST. This is the first of two live streams of the AGE-WELL National Impact Challenge competition. Participants will get to interact with expert panels on AgeTech innovation and watch startups pitch their ideas for a chance to win $20,000. To learn more or to register click here.

Jan. 9, 2020 from 1-2PM EST. Join Dr. Carrie Bourassa, Scientific Director of the CIHR Institute of Indigenous Peoples’ Health and AGE-WELL Network Investigator for this free webinar presentation. Best practices, including community-based research, OCAP principles, knowledge translation, and positioning communities as co-researchers will be discussed, including the development of a training module to assist AgingTech researchers in ethically engaging Indigenous communities to promote equitable access to technology. To learn more or to register click here.

Nov. 20th from 2-4pm EST at the Good Companions Seniors' Centre, Ottawa. Join Dr. Neil Thomas of the Bruyère Memory Program as he presents his research about data, technology and how sensors can help support people with dementia. For more information or to register click here.

The Institute for Life Course and Aging offers a variety of online workshops for healthcare and other professionals who work with older adults.  A variety of topics are covered of the 2019-2020 period. For a full listing please click here.

November 7, 2019 from 1-2PM EST. Join presenter Dr.Janet Fast as she presents on how caregivers are an important part of AGE-WELL's community - from participating in projects to providing advice at the network level. To learn more and to register click here,

On Friday November 1, 2019 the Centre for Studies in Aging & Health at Providence Care hosted this conference featuring presentations focused on issues facing older adults. Topics included social isolation, loneliness, poverty, sensory loss, issues faced by LGBT2SQ older adults, housing and new technologies to assist individuals to age at home safely. Pdf copies of the presenters slides are available for viewing.

Oct 22-24, 2019 at the Delta Beausejour, Moncton, New Brunswick. At this conference engaging demonstrations and presentations from across the AGE-WELL network will spotlight real-world solutions to support healthy aging. It's an opportunity for knowledge exchange, networking and collaborating among AGE-WELL stakeholders. To learn more or to register click here.

This reading list includes links to and summaries of a variety of resources related to dual sensory impairment and loss in older adults. Themes include:

  • screening
  • rehabilitation
  • assistive technology
  • mental health
  • quality of life
  • dementia 

4 pages. Last reviewed Dec. 2019.

This article focuses on the state of science related to audiological rehabilitation of individuals with dual sensory impairment with a focus on considerations of appropriate hearing assistive technology for this population. 7 pages. Last reviewed April 2019.

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