Author Archives: Mark Venning

MaRS HealthKick: The Intersection of Innovation & Aging

“The age is running mad after innovation; and all the business of the world is to be done in a new way…”   Samuel Johnson 1783 Has innovation ever gone away? Perhaps there are distinct periods of history where it seems to jolt the frontiers of every world of business all at once – where

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Rights Matter. Population Ageing in the 2020’s

Not to rush the future, but 2020 is fast upon us and last week the International Federation on Ageing (IFA) announced its 15th Global Conference on Ageing, entitled “Rights Matter”.       Taking place in Niagara Falls, Canada – November 1-3, here is a brief intro to this theme as described on the IFA

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Music Therapy Month. No Age Limit Here.

#musictherapy   March, like all months of the year, has many causes, movements or historical moments to remember or celebrate. Too many to keep track of, but no doubt you have a favourite on your list. And in case you didn’t know, March is Music Therapy Month. Not for the first time have I mentioned

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AGE-WELL 2019 Webinar 1 Report. Involving End-Users in All Stages of Research.

 As a consistent and enthusiastic follower of AGE-WELL – Canada’s technology and aging network since its beginning, I took the opportunity to sit in on their first 2019 webinar this afternoon. I like to keep informed of their success story, which also helps me further explain to others, who are largely unaware, what innovative activities

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Technology & Aging Research: AGE-WELL Webinar Series 2019

AGE-WELL Canada’s technology and aging network is fast approaching the end of its first five-year mandate in 2020. I say first five years because, based on its outstanding record of sponsoring innovative technology-based research projects to help older adults and caregivers, and its outreach to Canadian entrepreneurs in technology design with such programs as the

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