Congratulations to Susan Kirkland, OA-INVOLVE Co-Lead, recognized as one of three top Dalhousie academics
Susan Kirkland has been announced this month University Research Professor. She was awarded this prestigious designation in recognition of her significant contribution to research and scholarship.
More information can be found here.
OA-INVOLVE releases report on older adult involvement in the AGE-WELL Network. This is the second annual report showing a fantastic contributions of older adults to the technology projects. More than 4300 roles for older adults were created within the Network. The complete report can be found under Our Resources tab. We thank all the participants for their contributions.
April 5, 2018
Romeo Colobong wins the People’s Choice Award for Best Minute Madness presentation at the Toronto Rehab’s Research Day
The Toronto Rehab Research day is an annual event where scientists, professors, trainees, students, clinical and administrative staff and public come together to talk about the wealth of innovative rehabilitation research.
The theme for 2018 Research Day was IMPACT!
Romeo spoke about the work of OA-INVOLVE and the impact it can make by promoting active engagement of older adults in technology research and development projects.
Well done, Romeo! Congratulations!
January 23, 2018
We create IMPACT by 1) changing policies, regulations, guidelines and safety standards; 2) by developing new treatments; and 3) by commercializing our inventions so that individuals and institutions can use them. Our solutions support prevention of illness and injury; restoration of function; and greater independence and enjoyment of life.
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The OARPG member, Ian Goldman shared his insides on contributing to research in an interview Taking Part in AGE-WELL Research.
Thank you, Ian!
January 11, 2018
The OARPG National Meeting in December focused on reviewing the year's work of the OA-INVOLVE project and celebration of the many achievements. The National Meeting was followed by Local Meetings in which the older adults tested technologies using a method learned at the AGE-WELL Conference.
December 13, 2017
OARPG National Meeting dedicated sharing the experiences of the participants attending the conferences in October with the team members who were unable to attend in person. The older adult members have created Photovoice stories, which were presented in this meeting. The older adults spoke about their participation in the Stakeholders Committee Meeting organized by the AGE-WELL Network.
November 14, 2017
CAG 2017 Conference Winnipeg
This year the OA-INVOLVE project presented our learnings in a symposium entitled: Learning from experience: older adults as experts. We shared reflections on working with a Cross National Older Adults Research Partner Group. In addition we presented a poster about the involvement of the Older Adults Research Partner Group in the development of our case studies. Both presentations were well received by the audience.
October 19-21, 2017
AGE-WELL ANNUAL CONFERENCE
OA-INVOLVE team had a great time presenting our research at the Conference. Personal highlights of the event were the presentations of our three older adult partners during Lunch 'n Learn session. Moreover, we participated Drinks 'n Demos, Presented a Poster and Scientific talk. We were proud to launch our new animation and show it to the whole AGE-WELL community. We demonstrated two new creative engagement methods: the Graphic Scribing and Photovoice. All of these instigated interesting discussions that continue well past the Conference time itself.
October 17-19, 2017
The OA-INVOLVE team held a National Older Adults Research Partner Group Meeting to discuss our participation in the two upcoming Annual Conferences: the AGE-WELL Annual Meeting and the CAG conference.
We explored ideas about ways to participate for the older adult members. Three older adults will be speaking at the AGE-WELL Conference about their engagement in OA-INVOLVE project.
August 23, 2017
OA-INVOLVE Researchers present their projects at the 21st International Association of Gerontology and Geriatrics (IAGG) World Congress in San Francisco, California.
July 23-27, 2017
With more than 6,000 attendees representing 75 countries, IAGG 2017 reminded us that there is nothing more powerful than when our community comes together in an open dialogue to reflect on our progress and further the initiatives to advance healthy aging.
Susan Kirkland and Izabela Panek participate in a National Ideathon in Halifax - A collaborative event organized jointly by AGE-WELL and Hacking Health where diverse experts come together to brainstorm innovative solutions and learn from each other.
May 13, 2017
Susan Kirkland, OA-INVOLVE Co-lead, speaks about CLSA project.
January 25, 2017