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New national innovation hub launched to support healthy aging

The AGE-WELL Network of Centres of Excellence (NCE) and the New Brunswick Health Research Foundation (NBHRF) are pleased to announce the launch of a national innovation hub to advance policies, practices and services in the fast-evolving field of technology and aging.

With Canada’s aging population, the new AGE-WELL National Innovation Hub will help ensure Canadians benefit from new and emerging technologies that can support independent living and improve quality of life of older adults and caregivers. This hub is the first of its kind.

The Advancing Policies and Practices in Technology and Aging (APPTA) hub will design innovative solutions to specific policy, program and service challenges, and will develop best practices for rapid adoption of new technologies.

The hub was officially opened today in Fredericton by the Honourable Lisa Harris, New Brunswick Minister of Seniors and Long-Term Care. Seniors now make up 19.92 per cent of New Brunswick’s population, making it the province with the oldest population in Canada. Nova Scotia is a close second at 19.90 per cent. It’s projected that within a generation, the number of New Brunswickers aged 65 and over may climb to 29 or even 31 per cent.

For more info visit http://agewell-nce.ca/