Changing the Culture of Aging

On May 26-27, 2022, the Research Institute for Aging (RIA), co-hosted the ‘Walk with Me’ conference: Changing the Culture of Aging in Canada. As described on their website: “Walk with Me 2022 will provide the forum we all need to reconnect, reimagine...
What language(s) do you speak?

What language(s) do you speak?

Linguistic diversity is on the rise in Canada. More and more Canadians are reporting a mother tongue or language spoken at home other than English or French. The increase in other languages in Canada is mostly due to the increase in immigrant languages. This is...
Accepting Social Robots in North America

Accepting Social Robots in North America

Some people love robots, but many people have concerns that range from potential job losses to cyber safety and loss of personal connections. So what will it take for those of us in North America to embrace and accept the role of social robots to support older adults?...
Social Robots in Retirement Living

Social Robots in Retirement Living

Have you ever considered the use of social robots in retirement living? Seasons Retirement Communities hosted a pilot study with Mindy to explore how a social robot might be used to engage, entertain, and educate residents. Click the image below to learn more! 15...
Social Impact Advisors

Social Impact Advisors

Earlier this summer, Lee St James was interviewed by Lynn Fergusson, partner and co-founder of Social Impact Advisors.  This podcast was released on September 2, 2021. Lee shares the story of how Social Robots was founded and the success of some recent pilot studies....
Measuring the Impact of Social Robots

Measuring the Impact of Social Robots

What is the best way to measure the impact of social robots on residents and staff? Is there a standard questionnaire or methodology that has been used successfully by academics and gerontology experts? What data do we need to collect? These are the questions that...