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Aging Research Centre - Newfoundland and Labrador


The Provincial Government’s Department of Children, Seniors and Social Development supports individuals, families and communities throughout Newfoundland and Labrador in achieving improved health and social well-being and reduced poverty; and ensures the protection of children, youth and adults from abuse or neglect. The Department’s Seniors and Aging Division works with other government departments and agencies to promote healthy aging across the lifespan and acts as a centre of expertise and knowledge on seniors and aging. The Department provides funding to ARC-NL to support aging-related research for the benefit of Newfoundland and Labrador’s aging population. 

A solution accelerator for the aging and brain health sector, the Centre for Aging + Brain Health Innovation (CABHI) provides funding and support to innovators for the development, testing, and dissemination of new ideas and technologies that address unmet brain health and seniors’ care needs. Established in 2015, it is the result of the largest investment in brain health and aging in Canadian history. CABHI is a unique collaboration of health care, science, industry, not-for-profit and government partners whose aim is to help improve quality of life for the world’s aging population, allowing older adults to age safely in the setting of their choice while maintaining their cognitive, emotional, and physical well-being. ARC-NL has partnered with CABHI to advance the development and testing of aging and brain health innovations in Newfoundland and Labrador.

AGE-WELL NCE Inc. is Canada’s Technology and Aging Network. The pan-Canadian network brings together researchers, older adults, caregivers, partner organizations and future leaders to accelerate the delivery of technology-based solutions that make a meaningful difference in the lives of Canadians. AGE-WELL researchers are producing technologies, services, policies and practices that improve quality of life for older adults and caregivers, and generate social and economic benefits for Canada. AGE-WELL is funded through the federal Networks of Centres of Excellence program. AGE-WELL is partnering with ARC-NL to promote graduate student research related to technology and aging.

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The Newfoundland and Labrador Centre for Applied Health Research (NLCAHR), a research centre within Memorial University’s Faculty of Medicine, supports applied health research that contributes to improved health and community services in Newfoundland and Labrador and to the health and well-being of the province’s population. NLCAHR’s innovative  Contextualized Health Research Synthesis Program supports evidence-informed decision making for the province’s healthcare system on topics identified as priorities by local decision makers, patients, and caregivers.  Broader community engagement is supported through NLCAHR’s Research Exchange Groups Program, a forum for knowledge exchange about research, practice and programming on a wide variety of applied health topics.  Creating ARC-NL was a key initiative of NLCAHR’s Research Exchange Group on Aging, a group that includes seniors, members of community organizations, students, researchers, policy makers, and healthcare providers who meet monthly to discuss topics related to healthy aging in Newfoundland and Labrador.  The Research Exchange Group on Aging is an important forum to showcase the research and community activities being undertaken by ARC-NL and its members.

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The Leslie Harris Centre of Regional Policy and Development (The Harris Centre) helps diverse groups and individuals connect with the research resources of Memorial University through teaching, research and outreach activities. The Centre was formed through the merger of the Public Policy Research Centre (PPRC) and the Centre of Regional Development Studies (CORDS). The Harris Centre links Memorial researchers with groups all over Newfoundland and Labrador, supporting active community engagement throughout the research process. Working with all units at Memorial, the Harris Centre builds connections, encourage informed debate and support collaboration, enhancing the University and the Province through mutually beneficial partnerships. The Harris Centre has worked with ARC-NL to fund aging-related research.

SeniorsNL is a non-profit, charitable, voluntary organization dedicated to promoting the independence and well-being of older adults in Newfoundland and Labrador through the provision of information through its Information and Referral Services, Outreach and work on elder abuse awareness via its NL Network for the Prevention of Elder Abuse. SeniorNL has a dedicated team of peer-support volunteers on its Information and Referral line and those volunteering in their communities. SeniorsNL provides information and referral to support informed decision-making; facilitates the development and implementation of programs; and, works to influence policies affecting older adults. The mandate of SeniorsNL is accomplished through partnerships with older adults, family members, volunteers, organizations, communities and all levels of government. SeniorsNL is a valued community partner of ARC-NL helping to promote research on aging-related topics. 

Aging Research Centre (ARC)

Grenfell Campus, Memorial University of Newfoundland
20 University Drive, Corner Brook, Newfoundland
A2H 5G4, Canada

Office: FC4022
Phone: 709-639-4872
Email: arcnl@grenfell.mun.ca

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