• 16 May 2018

    When was the last time you checked your blood pressure?

    May 17, 2018 is World Hypertension Day. Modifying your lifestyle by making improvements to your diet and increasing your physical activity may help to lower your blood pressure. Read more about what you can do to manage high blood pressure.
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  • 9 May 2018

    Make your mental health a priority

    Over 1.8 million people over the age of 60 are living with a mental health illness in Canada. Read through our resources below to learn more about the many things you can do to look after your mental health.
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  • 2 May 2018

    How technology can help you as you age

    Technology is an important and growing part of our lives; it is helping make day-to-day tasks easier and keeping us more connected than ever before. Learn more about how recent advances in technology are helping to enhance our lives as we age.
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  • 25 April 2018

    Thinking about retirement?

    Our work roles can help to define who we are. While many look forward to retirement, not all of us have considered what we’ll do with our new-found free time. We've compiled some helpful resources to help you plan.
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  • 17 April 2018

    Thinking about cancer during Daffodil Month

    April is Daffodil Month, a time in which Canadians are encouraged to support the fight against cancer. While the fight never truly stops, it is a great time to look at the latest in evidence-informed information on the topic and consider how to reduce our cancer risk.
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  • 11 April 2018

    Planning for end-of-life care

    With both an aging population and an increase in treatment options, it is important for all of us to think about how we approach end-of-life planning, care and communication. Read through our helpful resources to get you thinking about your end-of-life wishes.
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  • 4 April 2018

    Caring for the caregivers

    As our population ages, and a greater number of older adults want to remain at home for as long as they can, the role of the caregiver has become vital. In honour of Family Caregiver Day, we have compiled some helpful evidence-based resources for caregivers.
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  • 28 March 2018

    What your sleep can say about your health

    Our sleep habits may change as we get older but a good night’s sleep is always important. Lack of sleep can affect quality of life and also be a symptom of health problems.
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  • 21 March 2018

    Spring into a healthier you

    Spring is finally here. With the change in seasons comes an opportunity to make adjustments in your daily life.
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  • 13 March 2018

    Keep your brain healthy as you age

    Healthy aging involves supporting both the brain and body. We've compiled a list of resources to help you.
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  • 8 March 2018

    Evidenced-based advice to help you this nutrition month

    Proper nutrition helps maintain strength, mobility and a good quality of life. It’s never too late to make better food choices. Read our evidence-based resources to help you get started.
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  • 28 February 2018

    Hear this about your health

    Hearing loss may affect our social interactions and even place us at risk for other health problems, like falls. Read on to learn what you can do to solve your hearing problems.
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  • 21 February 2018

    Step to the beat…

    Walking speed is a reflection of health and fitness and is a good predictor of how long and well you may live. Read more about the many benefits walking provides.
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  • 13 February 2018

    Will you be my Valentine?

    February is heart month - there’s no better time to learn more about how to protect your heart health! Read more (and share) our heart health resources.
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  • 7 February 2018

    Battling a bad flu season

    To help stop the spread of the flu, make sure to: cover coughs and sneezes; wash your hands well with soap and water; and read our evidence-based information!
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  • 31 January 2018

    World Cancer Day 2018

    World Cancer Day (Feb. 4) aims to save millions of preventable deaths by raising awareness about this disease. Read and share our cancer resources.
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  • 24 January 2018

    Aging in place

    Not surprisingly, many older adults want to stay at home and be independent for as long as possible. Be proactive and read our evidence-based tips and insights.
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  • 16 January 2018

    Social aspects of aging

    The McMaster Optimal Aging Portal is excited to offer citizens a more comprehensive evidence source through the addition of evidence-based content about the social aspects of aging. Check out some of our new blogs.
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  • 10 January 2018

    Alzheimer’s Awareness Month

    January is Alzheimer's Awareness Month in Canada, making it a perfect time to learn more about the warning signs and check out our other resources.
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  • 3 January 2018

    Happy, healthy new year!

    If you kicked the New Year off with a resolution to be healthier, we can help to support your healthy aging goals with the best research evidence.
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