How technology is supporting active and healthy aging (AHA)? How research and innovation tackle aging and active and independent living? Extremadura region launched a workshop on new initiatives developed in the frame of research and innovation projects. Workshop will cover the experiences and practices in the MOVECARE (a robotic solution) and AQUATIME project (IoT solution), where new digital solutions for AHA were developed and piloted in real environment with users. Under this COVID-19 pandemic, new approaches for independent living are required and governments need to address the long-term sustainability of social care. New model for Social Care must look beyond the actual residential care approach, fostering new models for independent living in seniors. This workshop will tackle this debate.