National Seniors Day

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:

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DISCLAIMER: Many of our Blog Posts were written before the COVID-19 pandemic and thus do not necessarily reflect the latest public health recommendations. While the content of these blogs identify activities that support optimal aging, it is important to defer to the most current public health recommendations such as social distancing and frequent hand washing. Some of the activities suggested within these blogs may need to be modified or avoided altogether to comply with current social distancing recommendations. To view the latest updates from the Public Health Agency of Canada, please visit their website

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