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Healthy Aging

Did you know? The first wave of baby boomers turned 65 in 2011, and more than 1 in 4 Canadians (27%) will be 65 years and older by ­­2050.1 You can live longer and stay independent by keeping healthy and preventing diseases: stay socially connected, eat healthy, be physically active, preventing falls and don’t smoke.2

 
  • Seniors Eating BreakfastHealthy Eating
    Good nutrition is important to maintain bone density and muscle mass. It also has many other health benefits.
  • Physical Activity (65 years and older)Physical Activity (65 years and older)
    There are many benefits for being active as we age. Check out all the information and resources for being active.
 

Did you know?

The first wave of baby boomers turned 65 in 2011, and more than 1 in 4 Canadians (27%) will be 65 years and older by ­­2050.1

 
  • SeniorsPreventing Falls
    Did you know? 1 in 3 older Canadians fall at least once each year. Falls are the most common cause of injuries for people 65 years and older. You can take steps to prevent falls.
 
  • MedicationMedication
    Medication can make you feel better. At the same time, all medications carry some risk and can cause a reaction in your body. Learn tips to manage your medication safely.
  • GlassesVision
    People of all ages can experience vision loss, but as we age, our risk of developing an eye disease that can cause vision loss increases. Take simple steps to prevent vision loss.
 
Date of creation: January 1, 2013
Last modified on: March 22, 2018
 

References

1The Chief Public Health Officer’s Report on the State of Public Health in Canada 2010: Retrieved from
http://publichealth.gc.ca/CPHOreport
2Healthy aging in Canada: A new vision, a vital investment from evidence to action. A background paper prepared for the Federal, Provincial and Territorial Committee