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Current and future technology-based solutions for older adults, caregivers topic of UNBC CTAAN online panel Oct. 6

As part of AgeTech Innovation Week, the Centre for Technology Adoption for Aging in the North (CTAAN) at UNBC is hosting a free, public online discussion about current and future technology-based solutions for older adults and their caregivers.

Moderated by CTAAN Academic Director Dr. Shannon Freeman and CTAAN Director Dr. Richard McAloney, the one-hour panel discussion titled AgeTech in the Northern and Rural Context will feature discussions around theunique characteristics of aging in northern and rural communities. 

The panelists including, UNBC Social Work Associate Professor Dawn Hemingway, Prince George Council of Seniors Executive Director Lola-Dawn Fennell, Northern Health Executive Lead, Elder Program Aaron Bond and retired elementary school teacher Wilma Hartnagel, will discuss the strengths and challenges impacting older adults’ ability to attain high quality of life, to age in place, and to access needed health services and supports. They will give practical examples and tangible strategies that illustrate how partnerships are paving the way to select and implement AgeTech in northern and rural communities.

AgeTech Innovation Week runs from Oct. 4-8 and is hosted by Aging Gracefully across Environments using Technology to Support Wellness, Engagement and Long Life NCE Inc. (AGE-WELL). All the events, including the CTAAN panel, are free and open to anyone interested in the nexus of technology and aging. Registration is required.

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