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
The prevalence rate of disability rises steeply after age 75.
Diseases and Illnesses
- Canadian Diabetes Strategy - Seniors and aboriginals are the most likely groups to develop type 2 diabetes.
- See Diseases and Conditions.
- Seniors and Aging - Osteoporosis
Health Care System
Healthy eating is a key part of aging well. It is a way for you to stay healthy and strong, which is important to maintain your independence and quality of life.
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.
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.
Being physically active is one of the most important things you can do to maintain your independence and quality of life as you age.
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.
- Bruno and Alice - A love story in 12 parts about seniors and safety
- Report on Seniors' falls in Canada - Public Health Agency of Canada
What Government of Canada is doing to address senior health issues.
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