• 9 January 2024

    Combining health and financial well-being

    Health care insurance plans can vary across the country, and in some cases you may need to have a private insurance or pay out-of-pocket expenses to obtain certain services. Considering the financial insecurity that affects many individuals, how can financial literacy help plan, select and manage health expenses?
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  • 29 November 2023

    Seniors on the campus

    Age-friendly universities must adhere to 10 guiding principles which aim, among other things, at inclusion, civic participation and the personal and professional development of older learners, as well as intergenerational learning and the sharing of expertise. Let's explore the experiences of these universities and the strategies used to adopt the age-friendly principles.
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  • 28 June 2023

    The challenges of a connected society: Combating digital ageism

    Leading figures have recently called for a halt to the development of certain advanced artificial intelligence systems, in order to better manage innovation and prevent potential harms. Among potential harms, is it possible that age-related biases present in our society be encoded and amplified in artificial intelligence systems?
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  • 31 May 2023

    Are you a fan of medical TV series?

    People of all ages devour medical tv series, which have been part of the television landscape for decades. These programs can have an effect on the knowledge, perceptions and health behaviours of viewers, but these findings must be taken with a grain of salt.
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  • 17 May 2023

    Cryptocurrencies and addiction: be cautious

    It is estimated that 425 million people around the world owns cryptocurrencies (also known as digital or virtual currencies). There appears to be a relationship between trading in high-risk cryptocurrencies or stocks and compulsive gambling. Learn more about cryptocurrencies and their associated health risks.
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  • 25 January 2023

    My memories, my digital heritage

    Many seniors suffer from physical or mental health problems such as depression, anxiety or loneliness. Aging can also be accompanied by a decrease in autonomy and a sense of loss of identity. Does the ability to tell one's story in a digital format improve the well-being of older adults?
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  • 14 December 2022

    Putting an end to food waste: for your wallet and our planet

    About one third of the food produced in the world is wasted each year. What can explain food waste and what can we do to prevent it?
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  • 20 April 2022

    Financial capability: So important, but still a lot of evidence gaps

    There is still limited evidence on the effectiveness of financial capability interventions, but don't let that stop you from taking control of your nest egg!
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  • 12 January 2022

    Misinformation, disinformation and infodemics

    During the COVID-19 pandemic, people began to use the term ‘infodemic’ to capture the parallel between the rapid spread of the virus and the rapid spread of misinformation about both COVID-19 and measures to respond to the pandemic. But what can be done to counter misinformation?
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  • 19 October 2021

    Learn a new language to train your brain and more

    There is no age to learn a new language. Learn about the benefits of learning a new language on the quality of life and cognitive abilities in healthy older adults.
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  • 2 June 2021

    Older adults using, understanding and creating media content

    Digital media exert an incredible influence on our culture and society. The development of new information and communication technologies leads us to play new roles. We are no longer just "passive receivers" of information. We are becoming creators of media content.
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  • 30 December 2020

    The untold story inside you

    Do you suffer from depression, social isolation or chronic conditions? Wondering how to get through the winter, confined in your home because of COVID-19? Could writing help you get out of the winter gloom, or even improve your physical and mental health?
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  • 17 June 2020

    Do not take a back seat: Be engaged in decisions that affect your health and wellbeing

    We often take for granted that we will have a say in decisions affecting us. However, a large proportion of older adults and caregivers are not formally engaged in discussions about their own health and well-being. Decision aids and decision coaches are among some of the tools and support that can help you.
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  • 8 April 2020

    When misinformation becomes viral

    A lot of people are experiencing stress and anxiety during the coronavirus pandemic (COVID-19). At a time when fake news is going viral, how can we fight misinformation?
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  • 26 February 2020

    Beyond the 'sniff' test : 6 tips to help improve your food safety knowledge and practices

    Food safety relates to the handling, preparation, and storage of food in ways that prevent foodborne illness. Food safety can begin at home with these 6 easy tips.
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  • 24 April 2019

    Making the transition to retirement

    Retirement is synonymous with freedom for many, but for others it brings its share of anxiety and questioning. Many factors influence retirement perceptions, expectations and planning, including gender, health status, socio-economic status and the nature of work.
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  • 30 January 2019

    How online learning can support optimal aging

    Many people have the desire to learn throughout their lives. No wonder so many older adults go back to school, while others turn to online learning!
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  • 12 September 2018

    Fiscal measures to support older adults and reduce poverty

    Fiscal measures are often proposed to reduce the tax burden of older adults and reduce poverty. Finding the fiscal measures to which you are entitled can make anybody feel dizzy, but some professionals and tools can help you.
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  • 1 August 2018

    Public libraries: Community hubs responding to the needs of older adults

    Public libraries play a significant role in meeting the educational, informational, cultural, recreational, health and social-care needs of older adults.
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  • 24 April 2018

    A nest egg for our old days: Helping older adults manage their finances

    Older adults and their caregivers face a budgetary puzzle – making a realistic budget based on fixed and limited incomes - while juggling many priority expenses. Develop your knowledge, skills and self-confidence to make responsible financial decisions.
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