Canadians are enjoying longer life spans and better health than ever before. The proportion of seniors in the Canadian population is expected to double by 2025. Health Canada is proactively conducting research and planning to better understand the needs of Canadian seniors and to ensure that programs and services respond to Canada's demographic aging.
What Can You Do?
If you are a senior, look for ways to keep yourself healthy, strong and flexible. Staying healthy is an important way for you to keep your independence. There are five determinants that play key roles in healthy aging:
- Healthy Eating
- Injury Prevention
- Oral Health
- Physical Activity
- Smoking Cessation
What Information is Available?
Staying healthy is important, both for seniors and for society. Health Canada and the Public Health Agency of Canada, through its Division of Aging and Seniors, work to ensure knowledge and expertise are shared to help seniors stay healthy. Read the following resources to learn more:
- Using substances as an older adult
- Environmental Health Guide for Seniors at Home
- Food Safety for Older Adults
- Seniors and Aging - Osteoarthritis
- Seniors and Aging - Bladder Control Problems (Incontinence)
- Seniors and Aging - Preventing Falls in and around Your Home
- Seniors and Aging - Vision Care
- Report on Seniors' Falls in Canada - Public Health Agency of Canada
- Communicating with Seniors: Advice, Techniques and Tips
- End-of-life Care for Seniors CD
- Looking for health information that speaks directly to you? Try our Just for You - Seniors section.
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