AGE-WELL NCE Inc. (Aging Gracefully across Environments using Technology to Support Wellness, Engagement and Long Life) is pleased to announce funding for 22 new research projects that leverage technology to address the needs and challenges of older adults and their caregivers.
The total investment of more than $10 million over three years is part of AGE-WELL’s renewed mandate through the federal Networks of Centres of Excellence (NCE) program to the end of fiscal year 2022-23.
“Technology can make a profound difference in the lives of older adults and their caregivers, now and post-pandemic. Through this new research, AGE-WELL will continue to provide technology-based solutions that improve health, quality of life and independence―and to advance Canada’s AgeTech sector,” said Dr. Alex Mihailidis, Scientific Co-Director and CEO of AGE-WELL, Canada’s Technology and Aging Network.
In total, the 22 projects are led by 48 researchers based at 20 universities and research centres across Canada. The teams include more than 100 partners from industry, government and not-for-profit organizations. Older adults and caregivers are deeply involved in the research.
Collectively, the projects tackle research questions across AGE-WELL’s eight challenge areas, which are designed to move the dial when it comes to supporting older adults and caregivers in Canada—and achieving social and economic impact. The challenge areas are:
- Supportive Homes & Communities
- Health Care & Health Service Delivery
- Autonomy & Independence
- Cognitive Health & Dementia
- Mobility & Transportation
- Healthy Lifestyles & Wellness
- Staying Connected
- Financial Wellness & Employment
For detailed information on the 22 research project visit the AGE-WELL website.