October 1st is National Seniors Day! Also recognized by the UN as the International Day of Older Persons, it’s an occasion for all Canadians to appreciate and celebrate seniors.
According to Statistics Canada, one in seven Canadians are currently aged 65 or over. It is estimated that by 2031, nearly one in four Canadians will be a senior. As such, the health and well-being of our aging population is an increasingly important consideration. Research indicates that social isolation and loneliness are major risks to healthy aging. Another common issue facing many older adults is how to effectively manage a combination of chronic conditions, which often include arthritis, high blood pressure, back problems and/or diabetes. Caregiving also continues to be a common topic of discussion and contemplation as the number of seniors in Canada increases. Here are our top Blog Posts around these key aging topics: