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  • 15 July 2020

    Do not go through the ordeal alone: Grief in times of pandemics

    The COVID-19 pandemic has greatly disrupted individual and societal experiences of end of life care, grief and bereavement due to public-health measures to counter the spread of the virus. Alternative or virtual ways must be found to honor the memory of our loved ones and provide comfort to their close friends and families.
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  • 8 July 2020

    Mental well-being: What’s ‘food’ got to do with it?

    Can diet impact mental well-being? Emerging evidence gives us some food for thought.
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  • 30 June 2020

    Rebuilding greener, healthier and stronger economies to face climate change

    Climate change is affecting everyone on the planet, but research evidence shows that it is disproportionately affecting older adults. As countries move toward rebuilding their economies after COVID-19, their recovery plans can shape a new path towards greener, healthier and stronger economies.
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  • 3 June 2020

    Don't let stigma spread like a virus

    There has been a strong trend towards stigmatization of older adults and intergenerational divisions since the beginning of the pandemic. You can do your part to fight social stigma during the COVID-19 pandemic.
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  • 27 May 2020

    “Laugh out loud!” Leaning on laughter and humour during difficult times

    During difficult times laughter and humour can seem a ways away. Laughter and humor interventions are a way to incorporate these elements into our lives. Some recent evidence highlights the potential benefits of these strategies, as well as the need for more research on their use.
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  • 26 May 2020

    Still smoking? Quitting is the first step towards better health

    Smoking is a major risk factor for cancer, diabetes, heart and lung disease, stroke and more. Recently, discussions around the potential links between smoking and COVID-19 have also emerged. If you are considering quitting, or know someone who is, our resources are a good place to start.
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  • 20 May 2020

    Urban green spaces designed for all generations

    If you live in the city, many urban green spaces, such as parks and trails, are available to enjoy in your neighbourhood. Learn about all the benefits of using and promoting the use of urban green spaces.
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  • 20 May 2020

    Caregiver stress: strategies to improve your well-being

    The COVID-19 global pandemic has added a layer of complexity for caregivers who have had to practice physical distancing, while potentially taking on more responsibilities such as grocery shopping for their loved ones. If you or someone you know is a caregiver, our resources can help you navigate through these current challenging times and in the future.
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  • 13 May 2020

    Elder abuse in a COVID-19 era

    Since the global lockdown began, it is believed that elder abuse has been on the rise as those providing support have seen an increase in the number of individuals seeking help. It is important for both older adults and caregivers to understand what constitutes elder abuse and be aware of the signs of it so they can seek help.
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  • 6 May 2020

    Community resilience: Responding to and recovering from disasters together

    It is not only individuals who are struck by disasters like a pandemic, it is entire communities that are shaken. Implementing a community resilience plan can help a community come together and overcome any disaster, while rebuilding socially, physically and economically.
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Public Health Agency of Canada

Stay on top of the current coronavirus disease situation in Canada with the most recent updates, information about symptoms, treatment, and prevention. Learn about financial and economic supports, travel advisories, and other useful information about being prepared. Visit the Public Health Agency of Canada's COVID-19 web page.

World Health Organization

Get the latest updates from the World Health Organization and view their Coronavirus (COVID-19) Situation Dashboard that shows the current global statistics concerning the pandemic.

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