Active Aging Canada
Active Aging Canada strives to promote a society where all adult and older adult Canadians are leading active lifestyles that contribute to their overall well-being.
Statistics Canada reported in 2013 that only 1 in 5 adult, and older adult Canadians, achieve the recommended 150 minutes of moderate-to-vigorous physical activity per week, based on the Canadian Physical Activity Guidelines. These inactive Canadians are unable to realize the health benefits of active living.
Statistics Canada reported in 2017 that :
- Those over the age of 65 outnumber children under the age of 14. There are more seniors (5.9 million) than children (5.8 million) in Canada.
- In 2021, 1 in 5 people will be over the age of 65, and 1 in 3 over the age of 55
- By 2061, it is projected that there will be 12 million seniors to 8 million children.
- In 2017, there are 8,230 Canadians over the age of 100, and there are five times more women in this group.
Active Aging Canada, in partnership with its members, encourages Canadian adults and older adults to maintain and enhance their well-being and independence through a lifestyle that embraces physical activity and an active living philosophy with the end goal of healthy active aging.
New Active Aging Minute Videos Launched Weekly
In one minute you can learn a new healthy living tip from our new Active Aging Minute video series.
Active Aging Canada 2017 Annual Report
It has been a busy year for the organization and next year looks even more promising. Please take a moment to read our Annual Report to give you a better understanding of where we have been and where we are going.
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New Active Living Tip Now Available on Active Living and Arthritis
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Be Active, Social and Healthy!
Mall Movers is still available throughout the summer at Centerpoint Mall and Woodbine Centre. Stay active and stay out of the heat..