• 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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  • 14 April 2020

    The importance of healthy meals during challenging times

    Approximately one third of Canadians aged 65 or older are at risk of poor nutrition due to one or more factors including a lack of appetite or sense of taste, low income, isolation and physical disabilities. The current challenges the pandemic creates may make it even harder for these older adults to get the nutrients necessary for good health.
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  • 7 April 2020

    How caregivers can remain connected to their loved ones

    Physical distancing practices that have been put in place to help stop the spread of the coronavirus are creating unique challenges for caregivers who play many significant roles. Having to accomplish a number of tasks remotely requires new ways of thinking to ensure loved ones continue to receive the care and support they need.
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  • 31 March 2020

    Ways to stay active while at home

    People across the world are continuing to practice social and physical distancing to help prevent the spread of the coronavirus (COVID-19). While many of the places and spaces we previously used to exercise are temporarily closed, we must modify the ways we stay active and continue to make it a part of our daily routine.
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  • 24 March 2020

    Staying connected while practicing social and physical distancing

    Social and physical distancing is critical in mitigating the spread of the coronavirus, also known as COVID-19. The good news is, while we put these measures into practice within our communities and increase our physical distance, we can remain emotionally close and stay connected using technology.
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  • 18 March 2020

    Staying active during a difficult time

    The COVID-19 pandemic is turning our lives upside down and requiring individuals to self-isolate. We’ve compiled a few ideas to help you stay active and engage during this difficult period.
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  • 10 March 2020

    It’s Brain Awareness Week: Ways to keep your brain healthy as you age

    When we think of our overall health, many people think of the physical components, however healthy aging involves supporting both the body and the brain. Read more on how to boost your brain health by reading through our resources.
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  • 3 March 2020

    It’s Nutrition Month! Strategies to help you age optimally

    National Nutrition Month is celebrated annually in the month of March and aims to educate people about making informed choices about the foods they eat and help them develop healthy eating habits. Just like exercise, nutrition is an important part of healthy aging.
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  • 24 February 2020

    Travelling? Plan ahead for a smooth vacation

    If you like to travel, you know that planning is half the fun and important for a safe, comfortable, and worry-free trip. Ensuring you have travel insurance, necessary vaccinations, essential supplies including medications and prescriptions and good footwear is essential.
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  • 18 February 2020

    Do you suffer from back pain? How to find relief

    When back pain strikes, treatment options are limited and often vary from person-to-person. Read more about how to relieve back pain and how exercise may help reduce it.
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