Age-Well conducts National Impact Challenge
The Ottawa-based Age-Well Network has begun a contest promotion called the "National Impact Challenge" that encourages consumers to submit ideas related to healthy aging. The organization is particularly seeking new technology-based ideas that can benefit Canadian as they age. Participants will compete for prizes totalling approximately $100,000 in cash an services. Consumers can enter by submitting a five-minute video which will be posted online for public voting. Eight finalists will present their ideas in person at an event in Vancouver in October. Submissions will close on June 30.
"With Canada's population rapidly aging, Age-Well is always looking for new thinking and new ideas to ensure good health, quality of life and independence as people get older," said Alex Mihailidis, scientific director of the organization. "The Age-Well National Impact Challenge is a way to reach out widely for solutions that can have a positive impact."