• 5 December 2022

    ‘Tis the season! Four strategies for a healthier holiday

    The holidays are a busy time of year, often filled with indulgences. While it is important to enjoy this time of year, there are a few ways to keep your health a top priority while still enjoying the festive season.
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  • 30 November 2022

    Keep your body and brain healthy with exercise

    Did you know that declining cognitive function—like memory, attention, awareness, reasoning, and judgment—is the leading cause of disability and death in older adults? The good news is that there are ways to improve it by taking advantage of the brain’s neuroplasticity, which is simply the brain’s ability to change and make new connections.
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  • 23 November 2022

    Do you suffer from anxiety? How CBT can help

    Mental health issues, such as anxiety, can affect physical health, emotional and social well-being, and overall quality of life. Supporting mental health is a critical consideration to the healthy aging process. If you missed our recent webinar, want to rewatch it, or know someone who may benefit from it, you can watch the recording and access helpful resources here.
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  • 16 November 2022

    Lung cancer awareness month: Reducing your risk

    November is lung cancer awareness month, when people come together to recognize and raise awareness of the challenges of a lung cancer diagnosis. It is also a time to educate on risk factors and what can be done to lower them.
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  • 9 November 2022

    What you need to know about elder abuse

    it is estimated that between 4% and 10% of people over 65 live in situations of abuse and neglect, and that number is expected to rise as the number of older adults increases. Whether you are an older adult or a caregiver for an older adult, our resources are an essential first step to educating yourself about what constitutes abuse and what to do if you suspect you or someone you love is a victim of it. Read through them to learn more and share with others who may benefit from them.
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  • 2 November 2022

    Fall Prevention Month: 3 ways to reduce your risk of falling

    Preventing falls involves looking at many aspects, both physically and environmentally. We have compiled some of our top resources to help educate, inform, and keep you safe on your feet!
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  • 26 October 2022

    4 ways you can stay active as the seasons change

    Staying physically active is essential for our mental, cognitive, and physical health at home. Whether trying something new, exercising with a friend, or sticking with a routine you know and love, you’ll reap the many benefits of being active.
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  • 12 October 2022

    World Arthritis Day: Managing your symptoms to age well

    Each year, on October 12, we recognize World Arthritis Day, a global event to raise awareness around the existence and impact of arthritis, its many forms, and symptoms that can help with early diagnosis. While World Arthritis Day is only one day out of the year, understanding the condition and associated prevention and management options can help manage it and reduce symptoms.
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  • 4 October 2022

    World Mental Health Day: 4 strategies to improve your well-being

    Although World Mental Health Day is only one day of the year, it’s essential to prioritize mental well-being all year round. Read on to learn how these 4 strategies can help to treat and manage depression and improve your mental well-being.
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  • 28 September 2022

    World Alzheimer’s Month: Strategies and resources for caregivers

    The job of a caregiver to someone with dementia can be an emotional rollercoaster. Fortunately, there are multicomponent strategies that can help family caregivers care for themselves while continuing to look after their loved ones.
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  • 21 September 2022

    Fall activities for older adults that boost well-being

    Fall officially arrives this week! With the change of seasons comes cooler weather and brilliant fall colours, providing an opportunity to enjoy the hobbies you love or try something new. So, whether you go for a walk, or curl up with a good book, feel good knowing you’re doing some good for both your body and your mind!
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  • 14 September 2022

    How social isolation impacts older adults

    Humans are naturally social animals; we live with others and support each other, which has given us an evolutionary advantage. As we age, the risk of becoming socially isolated increases due to widowhood, smaller social networks, family moving away, and aging siblings and friends who have passed away. Explore our resources below to learn more about social isolation, risk factors, and things you can do to reduce it.
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  • 6 September 2022

    September is Prostate Cancer Awareness Month

    Prostate Cancer Awareness Month, sometimes called Blue September, is an opportunity to raise awareness and educate Canadians about prostate cancer, including risk factors and treatment options. In Canada, it is estimated that 1 in 9 men will be diagnosed with prostate cancer in their lifetime. It is the most diagnosed non-skin cancer and the third-leading cause of cancer-related death in men.
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  • 28 August 2022

    Evidence-based approaches for managing arthritis

    There are many ways to manage arthritis, reduce symptoms, and improve mobility. Self-management strategies often involve weight management, heat and cold therapies, and therapeutic exercises. Assistive devices, medication and surgery may also be used depending on the type and severity of arthritis.
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  • 23 August 2022

    Improving the quality of life for people living with dementia

    Finding opportunities to maintain or improve the quality of life of people living with this condition is of utmost importance to older adults, caregivers, and health and social professionals.
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  • 17 August 2022

    Get outdoors! The health benefits of the outdoor activities you love

    Summer is slowly winding down, and fall is just around the corner. Now is the perfect time to get outside and reap nature's benefits. Not only is nature beautiful to admire, but it also offers many physical and mental health benefits.
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  • 10 August 2022

    Ageism and stereotypes in the workplace

    Even though older workers have a lot to contribute to businesses and society regarding their productivity and knowledge, their positive contributions can often be overlooked. Employers must foster non-discriminatory, inclusive work environments by equitably offering career development opportunities to all employees and setting accommodations to address aging-related issues to protect the mental health and wellbeing of older adults in the workforce.
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  • 3 August 2022

    Identifying ways to improve the quality of life of older adults living with dementia

    For older adults with dementia, depression, anxiety, and agitation can arise due to difficulty learning new things, making decisions, loss of independence, and inability to complete daily activities. This can have implications for an individual’s quality of life. For caregivers and care professionals, finding opportunities to maintain or improve the quality of life of people with this condition is a priority.
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  • 27 July 2022

    Making self-care a regular part of your daily routine

    Practicing self-care daily involves looking after your mental well-being, incorporating exercise and movement, eating nutritious foods, practicing good hygiene, and avoiding harmful behaviours such as smoking cigarettes. While it may sound simple, it can be challenging for some older adults to do these things for many reasons—such as lack of time, injury, or disability.
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