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Get up and go! The importance of staying active as you age

According to a new study published by Statistics Canada, adults over the age of 65 and in better health are more likely to be actively engaged in physical, and social activities. Such engagement can help to maintain good health, both physically and mentally. Unfortunately, the same study showed that seniors are less active now than they were in 1986. Looking to increase your physical and social activity? Here are a few good resources to get you on the right path.


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Many of our Blog Posts were written before the COVID-19 pandemic and thus do not necessarily reflect the latest public health recommendations. While the content of new and old blogs identify activities that support optimal aging, it is important to defer to the most current public health recommendations. Some of the activities suggested within these blogs may need to be modified or avoided altogether to comply with changing public health recommendations. To view the latest updates from the Public Health Agency of Canada, please visit their website.

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