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  • 23 September 2020

    Pandemics and panic buying

    We have all seen images on TV, the internet and in the newspapers of entire shelves in grocery stores and other retail stores emptied from the start of the COVID-19 pandemic. But why do people experience this shopping fever during crises?
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  • 9 September 2020

    Grieving experiences in the context of a pandemic: how to support individual and collective grief

    In recent months, voices have been raised calling for a national strategy to support mass grieving and bereavement during the current and future pandemics. But what programs and services could be put in place to support those who must cope with the loss of a loved one during pandemics?
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  • 26 August 2020

    Alternatives to the car

    Many older adults say that they have no other options than the car for getting around… Yet there are a variety of alternative modes of transportation: public transit, flexible or adapted transportation, taxi, bicycle, walking. So, what is preventing them from adopting alternative modes of transport?
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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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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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