• 15 January 2019

    Four ways to stay active this winter

    Older adults in Canada are more likely than any other age group to live a sedentary lifestyle, and winter weather can make it even harder to stay active. The good news is, there are many activities that can be done in the home or at a recreation centre or gym.
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  • 8 January 2019

    New year, new goals. How the Portal can be part of your healthy aging routine.

    With the new year, comes new intentions, some of which you’ve likely already set. If making your health a priority was on your list, the McMaster Optimal Aging Portal is the perfect tool to help you. Learn more about the many helpful tools and article available on the Portal that will help to inform decisions about your health
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  • 1 January 2019

    Resolutions for a healthy 2019

    With the new year comes resolutions and promises to oneself to make the year ahead the best one yet. It is often a time for prioritizing important aspects of your life such as your health and making a vow to kick old habits. Whether your resolutions are to finally quit smoking, curb your alcohol consumption, or exercise more, we’ve compiled a few tips and resources to help get you started.
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  • 26 December 2018

    Beat those winter blues! Four ways to stay active, both body and mind

    Winter months mean shorter days and more inclement weather. This can make going outside less appealing and can lead to ‘cabin fever’. Here are four things you can do this winter to stay active. Your mind and body will thank you!
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  • 18 December 2018

    Thinking outside the (pill) box

    As people get older and suffer more age-related health problems, they’re likely to continue adding to the collection of pill bottles on their night stand or pill shelf. A doctor or pharmacist can help assess the benefits and risks of each one and “deprescribe” any that are no longer appropriate.
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  • 11 December 2018

    Combatting loneliness during the holidays

    The holidays can be a happy time but for some, it can also be a tough time, often exacerbated by illnesses or the loss of a loved one. Healthcare and socialcare professionals, friends, family members and neighbours can help break the cycle of loneliness, by identifying isolated older adults, providing them with care without infantilizing them, and visiting them regularly.
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  • 30 November 2018

    Put your health first this holiday season with these four tips

    The holidays can be a time of indulgence, leaving you feeling sluggish and even a little guilty. While it is important to enjoy this time of year, we’ve rounded up a few tips to keep your health top priority this holiday season.
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  • 28 November 2018

    The benefits of exercise, both body and mind

    When it comes to healthy aging, exercising our brains can be just as important as exercising our bodies. Read more about the benefits and consider adding more exercise to your daily routine.
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  • 20 November 2018

    Women’s health: a summary of the latest findings to help you age well

    Common health challenges for older adult women include breast cancer, menopause, and urinary incontinence. See what the latest research says about these conditions and others.
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  • 13 November 2018

    Flu season has arrived: the flu shot is your first line of defence

    The best defence against the flu is the influenza vaccine, especially for older adults who are at higher risk of complications from the influenza virus. Learn more about the flu and the benefits of getting the flu shot through our resources below.
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  • 6 November 2018

    Financial literacy month: How do you invest in your financial well-being?

    November is Financial Literacy Month in Canada. Financial literacy is a critical skill, especially in retirement as older adults (and their caregivers) face the challenge of making a realistic budget based on fixed and often limited incomes, while juggling many priority expenses.
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  • 30 October 2018

    Exercise and fall prevention strategies to keep you on your feet

    Did you know that falls are the leading cause of injury among older adults and the most common reason for hospitalization of older adults in Canada? Read more to find out what you can do to reduce your risk of falls
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  • 24 October 2018

    Living with arthritis: what the research says about treatment and pain relief

    Arthritis is an umbrella term used to describe joint pain and disease. Things such as exercise may help with arthritis and other joint conditions. There are also many pain relief options available. Read on to find out what the evidence says about arthritis and treatment options.
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  • 16 October 2018

    What the research says about cannabis use

    While it may be a hot topic of discussion, cannabis use is far from being a new phenomenon. Although it is now legal, there is still a lot of research being done to understand its benefits and harms, in both the short- and long-term.
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  • 9 October 2018

    Supporting mental health is critical to healthy aging

    Supporting mental health is a critical consideration to the healthy aging process. Read more about loneliness, social isolation, depression and other issues that can affect our mental health and what you can do to recognize and help someone who may be struggling.
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  • 3 October 2018

    Ways to stay healthy to remain active as you age

    Better health means continuing to do more of the things you love. Read what the experts are saying about how to age well.
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  • 25 September 2018

    World Heart Day: controlling your risk factors through better lifestyle choices

    There are many things you can do control the risk factors that lead to heart disease, including: increasing physical activity, maintaining a healthy diet, quitting smoking, and limiting alcohol intake. See what the latest research says about heart health.
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  • 18 September 2018

    World Alzheimer’s Month: raising awareness and challenging the stigma

    September is World Alzheimer’s Month, an international campaign by Alzheimer’s Disease International to raise awareness and challenge the stigma that surrounds dementia. Find out what the research says about diagnosing dementia, treatment options for older adults living with cognitive impairment, and caring for someone with dementia.
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  • 12 September 2018

    Prostate cancer risk factors, testing options, and lifestyle choices that may reduce risk

    According to Prostate Cancer Canada, 1 in 7 men will be diagnosed with the disease, making it one of the most common cancers found in men. It is important to continue to raise awareness about prostate cancer risk factors, testing options, and lifestyle choices that may reduce your cancer risk. We’ve compiled some resources to help you learn more.
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  • 4 September 2018

    Optimal aging: 4 key themes the experts are talking about

    Last month, global experts on ageing came to Toronto for a three-day conference to share the latest research and how it can help older adults and their caregivers. Read more about the four key themes the experts are talking about.
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