• 21 February 2024

    Is it time to book a medication review?

    If you’ve ever wondered if you’d be better off with fewer pills, it may be time to ask your healthcare team about a medication review. These reviews are an important part of care and can help optimize health outcomes for older adults. Together, you can work on a plan that meets your health and wellness goals while safely reducing any medications you no longer need.
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  • 14 February 2024

    4 preventative health strategies you can embrace

    As we get older, prioritizing our health becomes more crucial than ever. Preventative health measures are key in ensuring a vibrant and fulfilling lifestyle. February is Preventative Health Awareness Month, a month-long initiative that aims to help inform Canadians about things they can do to keep themselves healthy at every age and stage of life.
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  • 7 February 2024

    February is Heart Month: 4 ways you can improve your heart health

    Heart Month is a poignant reminder for older adults to prioritize their cardiovascular health. By adopting a heart-healthy lifestyle that includes regular physical activity, mindful nutrition, regular check-ups, and stress management, older adults can take charge of their well-being and enjoy a heart-healthy life.
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  • 30 January 2024

    World Cancer Day 2024: A proactive approach to prevention

    World Cancer Day takes place on the 4th of February each year and is an opportunity to raise worldwide awareness and improve education on the topic. This day serves as a poignant reminder of the global efforts to raise awareness, reduce the stigma, and foster a collective commitment to fighting cancer.
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  • 23 January 2024

    Navigating the roads safely as you age

    As we age, maintaining our independence becomes increasingly important, and one aspect of that independence is the ability to stay mobile. For many older adults, a vehicle is a way to get around and a sign of their independence, enabling them to maintain their social and community activities. However, aging may bring about changes in vision, reaction time, and overall health, making it critical to adopt safe driving practices and consider alternate forms of transportation.
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  • 15 January 2024

    Preventing slips and falls this winter

    As the winter season sets in, the beauty of the snow-covered landscape can bring with it a set of challenges, including an increased risk of slips and falls. Falls are responsible for many injury-related hospitalizations amongst older adults each year, many of which result in serious injuries.
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  • 10 January 2024

    Thriving in 2024: 5 ways to stick with your health goals

    As we usher in the New Year, many of us are inspired to embrace positive changes, especially when it comes to our health. For older adults, maintaining and improving health is a worthy and achievable goal. Whether you're aiming to boost your energy levels, enhance mobility, or feel your best, here are some tips to help you stick to your health goals in the coming year.
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  • 2 January 2024

    5 tips to chase away the winter blues

    Many people grapple with the winter blues as winter settles in with its chilly winds and shorter days. The cold weather and lack of sunlight can contribute to feelings of isolation and lethargy. However, there are several strategies to leverage to help beat the winter blues and embrace the season with positivity.
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  • 19 December 2023

    Embracing the Future: Aging Optimally in 2024

    As the year ends, we often look back and reflect on the experiences we had, the things we learned, and the highs and lows that came with it. The start of a new year can signal a fresh start and an opportunity to set new goals and intentions. As we say goodbye to 2023, we reflect on some content highlights from the past year that will help you continue to age optimally in the new year and beyond.
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  • 12 December 2023

    Thriving through the holidays: 4 strategies for a happy and healthy season

    The holiday season is a time of joy, celebration, and togetherness. However, for many, it can also be a challenging period for maintaining health and well-being. With many indulgences, busy schedules, and potential stressors, it's crucial to prioritize our health during this festive time. We have compiled four strategies to help you prioritize your health while enjoying the festive time of year.
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  • 6 December 2023

    Embracing Connection: Using Technology to Stay Connected During the Holidays

    The holiday season is a time of joy, love, and togetherness. Holiday traditions bring about a sense of nostalgia and a yearning for the familiar warmth of family gatherings. But for many, being together in person during the holidays can be challenging. The good news is, in today's digital age, technology has become a powerful tool for bridging generational gaps and keeping loved ones connected, especially during the holiday season.
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  • 29 November 2023

    Embracing Winter: 4 Wellness Tips

    As winter blankets the world in a shimmering coat of snow and the days start to feel shorter, thanks to fewer daylight hours, many people begin to find it challenging to maintain their well-being. The colder temperatures and darker days can have an impact on both our physical and mental health. However, with a few simple adjustments and mindful practices, we all can navigate the winter season with grace and vitality. Read on for a few ways to make your health a priority as the seasons shift.
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  • 15 November 2023

    November is Lung Cancer Awareness Month

    November is Lung Cancer Awareness Month in Canada, a time to bring awareness to the disease, risk factors, and prevention strategies. The risk of developing lung cancer increases with age, making it crucial for older adults to stay vigilant about their respiratory health. Factors such as a history of smoking, exposure to second-hand smoke, and environmental pollutants can contribute to the development of lung cancer, underscoring the need for awareness and preventive measures.
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  • 8 November 2023

    Shining a Light on National Domestic Violence Awareness Month in Canada

    As November rolls around, it brings with it a significant opportunity to raise awareness and stand together against a pressing issue – domestic violence. National Domestic Violence Awareness Month in Canada is a vital reminder that this problem affects individuals of all ages, including older adults. It is estimated that between 4% and 10% of people over 65 live in situations of abuse and neglect, and that number is expected to rise as the number of older adults increases
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  • 1 November 2023

    Fall Prevention Month: How to lower your risk of falling

    Falls are a significant health concern for older adults, as they can lead to injuries, loss of independence, and a decline in overall quality of life. Falls Prevention Month, which takes place each November, is a crucial initiative to raise awareness about the importance of fall prevention strategies. It's an opportunity to take proactive steps to protect yourself and your loved ones from the potential consequences of a fall.
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  • 25 October 2023

    Navigating cold and flu season: 3 tips to help keep you healthy

    As the leaves change colour and the air becomes crisper, autumn brings with it a reminder that cold and flu season is on the horizon. For older adults, staying healthy during this time is especially important. With a few evidence-based strategies, you can bolster your defences and minimize the risk of getting sick.
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  • 18 October 2023

    Embrace the chill: Staying active as winter approaches

    As the winter months approach, staying active doesn't have to be a daunting task. It's an opportunity to try new things, bond with others, and maintain your health and well-being. Embrace the chill, stay motivated, and keep moving through the winter – your body and mind will thank you.
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  • 11 October 2023

    Breast Cancer Awareness Month: Raising awareness to promote early detection

    October is Breast Cancer Awareness Month, a time when the world comes together to raise awareness about breast cancer, promote early detection, and support those affected by the disease. Breast cancer is the most diagnosed cancer in women globally, and within Canada, it is the third most diagnosed cancer, accounting for 25% of all cancer diagnoses in females.
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  • 4 October 2023

    World Mental Health Day: Nurturing your well-being as you age

    Our mental well-being is as vital as our physical health, especially as we age. Evidence-based strategies, such as staying physically active, connecting with others, and managing stress, can help us maintain a positive outlook and lead to a happier and more fulfilling life as we age.
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