[Resource] New MRU innovation centre focused on aging population
A new centre at Mount Royal University is bringing together aging adults, faculty, students, innovators, care providers and industry partners to address the unique challenges and opportunities associated with growing older.
With a focus on innovation, research, education, and community engagement informing novel approaches to health-care delivery, the Centre for Health and Innovation in Aging will help shape a future where aging is not only a natural part of life but also a period of vitality and fulfillment.
“The Centre serves as a pivotal hub bridging the gap between health and innovation while championing the representation of older adults in this dynamic field. By offering an interdisciplinary platform for research collaboration, education, and community outreach focused on aging and health innovation, we hope the centre will become a catalyst for holistic understanding and transformative solutions,” said Centre Director Jocelyn Rempel, who is also Chair in Older Adult Health and an associate professor in nursing at MRU.
As digital health grows exponentially, the Centre will be the place on campus that provides students with invaluable exposure to diverse career paths within this expanding field. This initiative aligns with the evolving landscape of healthcare and will nurture a generation of professionals equipped to address the unique challenges and opportunities associated with aging, fostering innovation, and promoting comprehensive well-being for older individuals.
Mount Royal University
Feb 08, 2024
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- Caregivers, Seniors & Volunteers
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