Just for You - Seniors

For a list of resources about your health and the surrounding environment, food safety and consumer product safety, consult the Consumer Information page.

Health Canada, the Public Health Agency of Canada and the Government of Canada's  Services for Seniors website have many online resources on senior health issues including:

Abuse and Self-neglect

Self-neglect occurs when older adults live in ways that disregard their health or safety needs

Disability

The prevalence rate of disability rises steeply after age 75.

Diseases and Illnesses
Health Care System
Health Statistics

The population of seniors is expected to comprise a larger share of the Canadian population, growing from 3.5 million people in 1996 to an estimated 6.9 million by 2021.

Oral Health

Today, seniors can expect to keep most if not all their own teeth. This makes it especially important to maintain regular oral hygiene habits and visits to a dental professional. Learn more on how to maintain a healthy teeth by consulting our oral health section.

Physical Activity

Being  physically active is one of the most important things you can do to maintain your independence and quality of life as you age.

Safety

The injury rate leading to death or hospitalization is higher for seniors than any other age group in Canada The most common cause of injury among seniors is falls.

Programs

What Government of Canada is doing to address senior health issues.

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