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  • Safe Food Handling for adults ages 60 and over

    Health Canada

    Food poisoning can happen to anyone but older adults are at greater risk. Learn about the safe storage and preparation of food. This resource also helps you learn how to handle specific types of food like fish and vegetables.

  • Guide for Older Adults on Using the Nutrition Facts Label

    U.S Food and Drug Administration

    Nutrition facts labels tell you what is in the food you are eating. You can make better choices about your nutrition when you knowing how to read a nutrition fact label. Read this resource to learn more.

  • Senior Apartments

    Senior living

    Senior apartments can offer accessibility and community. They are a more affordable, supportive option for older adults looking for independence as they age. Read this resource to learn more.

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Hamilton, ON - August 30, 2017

The McMaster Optimal Aging Portal now features patient decision aids to help support older adults and caregivers with important decisions involving health care. Learn more.

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