Celebrating National Seniors Day

On October 1, Canadians celebrate National Seniors Day. While we recognize the many contributions of our older adult community throughout the year, this specific day provides another opportunity to acknowledge the many great things older adults are doing within their families, communities and society as a whole.

The McMaster Optimal Aging Portal is committed to helping our community age well by providing trustworthy information about the health and social aspects of aging. The Portal is a free online resource that takes the best available evidence about the health and social aspects of aging and presents it in easy-to-understand language that is accessible to everyone.

By taking a proactive approach to your health and wellbeing, older adults can continue to participate in their communities and do the things they love. Read through some of our latest content to help you age well and share it with friends and family who would benefit from the information the Portal provides.

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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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