The Geriatric Health Systems (GHS) Research Group is a collaborative team of interdisciplinary researchers, students, and research staff who are committed to understanding, and solving health system challenges that affect the quality of care, and the quality of life of older people. We work in close partnership with health system organizations, stakeholders, and older adults to ensure that our research has relevance to practice and policy.
GHS researcher Dr. Catherine Tong was interviewed on 570 News' Mike Farwell Show about her recent work exploring the experiences of older adults and their technology use during COVID-19. Dr. Tong was joined by Waterloo student and ENTECH volunteer, Trung Tram. You can listen to a recording of the segement here: Dr. Catherine Tong and Trung Tram on the Mike Farewell Show
Two research groups from AGE-WELL NCE partnered with Kitchener's Communitech to deliver an event called EngAGEtechKW. The purpose of the workshop-event was to bring together multiple stakeholders in technology innovation, including older adults, their caregivers, innovators, and others.
The workshop was designed to improve innovation ecosystems by:
The goal of SHARP (Seniors Helping as Research Partners) is to learn from patients and their families, to develop a sustainable network and advance the development of research priorities, collaborations, ultimately improving the health care system for older adults. In the following video we hear directly from SHARP volunteers why they choose to work with SHARP.
The second video interviews older adults with young onset dementia to see how recreational programs that connect them with other older adults and the broader community benefit them.