Aging With Technology - Breakfast

Date: Thursday, September 28
Time: 7-9AM
Location:Edmonton Unlimited

10107 Jasper Avenue Edmonton, AB T5J 1W8

About the Event

Age tech is a growing sector with immense opportunity, not only to support older adults, but to decrease overall health costs. We know that people want to age at home and in their communities, but too often solutions do not get in the hands of those that need it most.

Health Cities and Covenant Health have co-developed content to highlight the impacts technology can have on older adults’ ability to age in their communities. Moderated by Deloitte, this Health Cities Breakfast event speaks about all things age tech: implementation, managing change, sustainability, and intersectional approaches.

Get ready to be part of a transformative conversation. Join us at the breakfast! Aging with Technology is another dynamic Health Cities event to discuss the impact of technology for older adults desiring to age at home and in their communities, we’ve created a platform to connect, discuss, and initiate projects that shape the landscape of technology for older adults.

Join our esteemed panel of engaging speakers as they unpack the intricacies of change management, sustainable tech solutions, and intersectional approaches.

As you enjoy a delicious breakfast, immerse yourself in conversations that lead to collaboration and innovation, then get the opportunity to witness innovation in action as two early-stage tech companies present their visionary business pitch, setting the stage for collaborative initiatives.

The goal of this breakfast series is to provide the space and opportunity for conversations that spark project initiation.

Secure your tickets today and don’t miss your chance to be a part of this forward-thinking movement!


  • 7:00 AM: Registration & Networking
  • 7:30 AM: Opening Remarks
  • 7:40 AM: Panel discussion 
  • 8:40 AM: Business Pitch
  • 8:50 AM: Closing Remarks & Networking


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Sarah Aghvami

Director, Best Buy Health.

Sara leads a team committed to enrich Canadian lives through technology. In her role in, Sara develops strategies and business models through partnerships with academia, health care providers, clinicians, and researchers – with a lens on quality of life. With more than 25 years’ experience in retail and leadership, Sara is an expert in solutioning, technology commercialization, omnichannel logistics, service offerings, and humanizing processes. As a humanist, Sara is passionate about mentoring and coaching folks of all professional/academic walks – and believes staying human in any industry drives business success and community trust.

Karen McDonald

Karen McDonald

Executive Director at Sage Seniors Association & Provincial Director, Healthy Aging Alberta.

Karen McDonald’s career has focused exclusively on the field of gerontology, including seniors’ supportive housing.Karen is currently Chair of Community Leadership Council and seconded part-time as Provincial Director of Healthy Aging Alberta; working with community-based seniors serving organizations across Alberta to advance sector development to best meet the needs and build on the strengths of seniors living in community. 

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Jennifer Olsen

Senior Director, Network of Excellence in Seniors’ Health and Wellness.

Jennifer has over 20 years experience in the senior’s living ecosystem, working across the continuum of care in both public and private settings. She is a Registered Nurse with a Masters of Nursing from Athabasca University and holds certification in gerontological nursing from the Canadian Nurses Association. Jennifer is passionate about the use of innovation and technology as key enablers in system transformation to improve the care and wellbeing of older adults. 


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Badeia Jawhari

Badeia is a disruptive tech enthusiast, innovative strategist, and change champion who seeks to improve user/patient experience in healthcare and life sciences industries to drive business growth, improve patient outcomes and increase access to care. With over a decade of experience, Badeia is a trusted advisor and strategist for both private and public sector clients—recognized as relationship builder who delivers forward-thinking solutions and fosters impact and people focused strategies. She has brought an entrepreneurial spirit and passion to support vulnerable populations by addressing complex healthcare and life sciences transformation initiatives —globally and in her hometown of Edmonton.