• 19 October 2020

    Managing arthritis and reducing symptoms

    There are many ways to manage arthritis, reduce symptoms, and improve mobility. Self-management strategies often involve weight management, heat and cold therapies, and therapeutic exercises. Assistive devices, medication and surgery may also be used depending on the type and severity of the arthritis.
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  • 13 October 2020

    October is Breast Cancer Awareness Month

    October is Breast Cancer Awareness Month, a time dedicated to raising awareness about the disease, and educating people on the importance of early detection. Read on for information about overall lifestyle factors that contribute to your risk of developing cancer, screening, treatment options and more.
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  • 6 October 2020

    World Mental Health Day 2020: Making your mental health a priority

    As World Mental Health Day approaches, it’s important to talk about mental health, the things that affect it, and how we can practice self-care while checking in on others.
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  • 30 September 2020

    Supporting and celebrating older adults on National Seniors Day

    October 1 is National Seniors Day, an occasion to celebrate older adults across Canada. We have compiled a few ideas on how to demonstrate your appreciation and show gratitude for an older family member, friend, co-worker, or neighbour, especially during these challenging times.
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  • 22 September 2020

    World Heart Day: diet, exercise, and other lifestyle tips for a healthy heart

    Heart disease affects approximately 2.4 million Canadian adults, and is the second leading cause of death in Canada. You can protect, maintain, and help contribute to your overall heart health through exercise, diet, and other lifestyle decisions and changes.
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  • 15 September 2020

    Fall activities for older adults that boost well-being

    The summer is officially winding down, which means Fall is right around the corner! Embrace the change in weather and all the beauty and fun it brings with these fall activities that can boost your well-being.
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  • 9 September 2020

    Prostate Cancer Awareness Month: Prevention and Screening

    September is Prostate Cancer Awareness Month – an opportunity to increase awareness and educate Canadians about one of the most common cancers in men. Within Canada, prostate cancer is the most diagnosed non-skin cancer in men and the third leading cause of cancer-related death in this group. So, what can be done to prevent it and what does the research say about screening options?
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  • 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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