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CFS Research Associate Professor Helping Veterans to "Age-in-place" at the Friesen International Conference
At the 2015 John K Friesen International Conference "Harnessing Technology for Aging-in Place," William Kearns, PhD, presented opening remarks and a paper on his current work, "Extending Smart Home Technology for Persons with Cognitive Impairment."
"Aging-in-place" is a term used to describe a person's ability to live in the residence of their choice for as long as they are able, while receiving services that maintain quality of life. This is a major research focus for Dr. Kearns, who is President of the North American Chapter of the International Society for Gerontechnology. The Friesen annual conference is hosted by the Simon Fraser University (SFU) Gerontology Research Centre, its Lifelong Learning Adults 55+ Program, and its partners, AGE-WELL NCE and the North American chapter of the International Society for Gerontechnology. Read more...