What is AGE-WELL?

AGE-WELL NCE is Canada's technology and aging network dedicated to the creation of technologies and services that benefit older adults and caregivers. AGE-WELL's Challenge Areas were created with over 1,000 stakeholders to identify areas where technology-based solutions can make a difference in the lives of older Canadians.

The eight challenge areas are:

  • Supportive Homes and Communities
  • Health Care and Health Service Delivery
  • Autonomy and Independence
  • Cognitive Health and Dementia
  • Mobility and Transportation
  • Healthy Lifestyles and Wellness
  • Staying Connected
  • Financial Wellness and Employment

These innovations will help people maintain their independence, health, and quality of life through technologies and services that increase their safety and security, support their independent living, and enhance their social participation. 

McMaster University and AGE-WELL share a commitment to supporting the health and well-being of older adults. We have partnered to provide older adults, their caregivers, and all stakeholders in the health and social system easy access to the best available research evidence related to the eight AGE-WELL challenge areas via the McMaster Optimal Aging Portal.

Visit the AGE-WELL website to learn more about their activities.