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Healthy Aging

Did you know? In the 2016 census, there were more adults aged 65 years and older than children under 15 years of age.1 By 2031, close to 1 in 4 Canadians (23%) could be 65 years of age or older.2

 
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London, Ontario

In London, the number of people 65 years and older will more than double from 60,000 in 2006 to 140,000 in 2036.3

 

World Health Organization

World Health Organization (WHO) defines Healthy Aging as “the process of developing and maintaining the functional ability that enables well-being in older age.”4

It is about having the ability to continue to do things we value and enjoy. You can live longer and stay independent by keeping healthy and preventing falls.

 
Date of creation: January 1, 2013
Last modified on: September 13, 2019
 

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References

1Statistics Canada. (2017). Population Trends by Age and Sex, 2016 Census of Population Infographics. Retrieved from
https://www150.statcan.gc.ca/n1/pub/11-627-m/11-627-m2017016-eng.htm
2Statistics Canada. (2017). The Daily: Age and sex, and type of dwelling data: Key results from the 2016 Census. Retrieved from
https://www150.statcan.gc.ca/n1/daily-quotidien/170503/dq170503a-eng.htm
3Middlesex-London Community Health Status Resource. (n.d.). Info Graphic: Senior Years. Retrieved from
http://communityhealthstats.healthunit.com/info-graphic
4World Health Organization. (2015). World Report on ageing and health. Retrieved from
http://www.who.int/ageing/events/world-report-2015-launch/en/