• 2 September 2020

    Helpful daily activities for people with dementia

    One in four Canadians aged 85 and over have been diagnosed with dementia. As a result, finding opportunities to maintain or improve the quality of life of people living with this condition is of top importance to older adults, caregivers, and health and social professionals. For more information on strategies that can benefit people living with dementia and strategies that aren’t worth the hype, read through our resources.
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  • 26 August 2020

    How assistive devices promote healthy aging and independent living

    A part of healthy aging involves evaluating and accepting the changes that may occur in your vision, mobility, and hearing over time, and implementing what you need to live life comfortably with more ease.
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  • 18 August 2020

    Preventing food illness: how to handle, prepare and store food safely

    According to the Government of Canada, every year, more than 4 million Canadians get food poisoning, and although most people recover with no lasting complications, older adults have a higher risk of hospitalization and death if they are infected with salmonella or Campylobacter. Prioritize these safe food prep, handling, and storage guidelines to avoid harmful bacteria from spreading and causing foodborne illness.
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  • 11 August 2020

    Looking after your mental well-being

    No matter how different things are, your mental well-being should always be of importance. We have rounded-up some key, evidence-informed messages to help with positive mental well-being, despite the challenging times.
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  • 4 August 2020

    Three must-pack summer safety essentials

    As you continue to soak up what is left of summer, be sure to pack these three summer safety necessities when you leave the house.
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  • 28 July 2020

    Keep your brain healthy to age well

    In our new interactive e-learning lesson, our experts explore six areas to help you better understand how to reduce your risk of dementia and enhance or extend your physical mobility and social activity.
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  • 21 July 2020

    Are you getting enough vitamin D?

    Vitamin D has many potential health benefits including helping to fight off respiratory infections and regulating insulin levels. However, getting a healthy, daily dose of vitamin D can be challenging.
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  • 14 July 2020

    International Self-Care Day: 4 ways to practice better self-care

    International Self-Care day is an annual opportunity to highlight the importance of self-care and how it can benefit individuals and healthcare systems by creating a strong foundation. Taking care of yourself involves eating nutritious foods, incorporating exercise into your daily routine, getting a good night’s sleep and looking after your mental health and wellbeing.
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  • 7 July 2020

    Making informed decisions about housing

    If you are considering making a move or are helping a loved one decide what housing options are right for them, our resources can help to inform the process.
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  • 29 June 2020

    Help prevent injury by reducing your risk of falling

    Falls are the leading cause of injury-related hospitalizations among Canadian seniors and 20% to 30% of people aged 65 and older suffer serious falls each year. Furthermore, older adults who fall once are more likely to fall again. Read through for more information and helpful tips to stay steady on your feet.
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  • 23 June 2020

    How to train your brain to identify trustworthy information online

    While it has been more important than ever to stay informed, finding trustworthy and reliable information, especially in the midst of a global crisis has been challenging. Read through our resources to learn how to train your critical thinking skills to identify trustworthy information.
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  • 16 June 2020

    Enjoying summertime activities safely as provinces ease restrictions

    Summer officially arrives this weekend, which means more sunny, warm weather and an opportunity to enjoy the great outdoors! As you enjoy outdoor activity, we have summarized a few things to keep in mind during this global pandemic.
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  • 9 June 2020

    World Elder Abuse Awareness Day: protecting older adults from abuse and neglect

    The United Nations designated June 15 each year as World Elder Abuse Awareness Day - a day in which people across the globe use their collective voice to raise awareness about abuse against older persons. Whether you are an older adult or a caregiver for an older adult, our resources are an important first step to educating yourself about what constitutes abuse and what to do if you suspect you or someone you love is a victim of it.
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  • 3 June 2020

    Get up and get moving! Make exercise a part of your daily routine

    National Health and Fitness Day is Saturday, June 6 – a day dedicated to raising awareness about the importance of physical activity. Numerous studies have confirmed the benefits of regular physical activity for older adults.
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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

    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

    Frauds and scams during COVID-19

    The Canadian Anti-Fraud Centre has reported 766 cases of COVID-19 fraud that has resulted in losses of approximately $1.2 million. The ways in which criminals try to fraudulently get your information continues to grow, requiring us all to be extra vigilant.
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  • 29 April 2020

    Managing osteoarthritis to reduce symptoms and improve mobility

    While there currently is no cure for osteoarthritis, things such as low to no-impact exercise, acupuncture and weight management can help improve mobility and reduce symptoms. By learning about changes you can make to reduce symptoms, it is possible to improve your quality of life and get back to doing more of the things you love.
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  • 22 April 2020

    Mental health amid the COVID-19 pandemic

    Different strategies that include self-care and technology have been shown to be effective in improving mental health and wellbeing and may be of use in challenging times like these.
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