Healthy Aging in Canada: Active Aging Canada

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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 adults, 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 or 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 were 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.

NEWS

Active Agers In Canada

Active Agers In Canada

A new resource that tells older Canadians how to engage in safe, successful physical activity. It was developed by our partners: the Canadian Society for Exercise Physiology and Exercise is Medicine® Canada.

Active Agers in Canada 1 – Tony from Ontario

Active Agers in Canada 1 – Tony from Ontario - YouTube Video

This Active Ager from Ontario describes moving less during retirement and realizing he needed to make a change. Tony and his wife picked up pickle ball and encourage others to find an activity you enjoy doing.

The dignity of active living and active dying

The dignity of active living and active dying

Medical assistance in dying is now available, but it has not resolved the case for and against dying with dignity. We don’t like to talk about it, but with so much focus on dying better than we currently do, the topic has arrived.

Caring and Caregiving for a Person Living with Dementia

Caring and Caregiving for a Person Living with Dementia

During Alzheimer's Awareness Month, the Canadian Consortium on Neurodegeneration in Aging (CCNA) is presenting a free virtual public event focusing on research and the experiences of people who care for people living with dementia.

Teaching and learning Indigenous history while on a run: A senior’s perspective

Teaching and learning Indigenous history while on a run: A senior’s perspective

The purpose of this presentation is to take you on my life journey from heavy smoker and drinker in my teens and early twenties, incapable of walking a couple of miles, to being stronger and fit in my sixties than in my twenties.

Be Wise – Cannabis and Older Adults

Be Wise – Cannabis, palliative care and sleep

This is the eleventh in our video series relating to cannabis and older adults.

Top 5 Questions Answered about COVID-19 and Influenza (Flu) Immunization

Top 5 Questions Answered about COVID-19 and Influenza (Flu) Immunization

Moving toward a Better Normal

Moving toward a Better Normal

2021 ParticipACTION Report Card on Physical Activity for Adults

Be Wise – Cannabis and Older Adults

Be Wise – Cannabis: Travel and Safety

This is the seventh in our video series relating to cannabis and older adults.

Not the time to be still

Not the time to be still

At ParticipACTION, we believe physical activity is a necessity of life, critical for good health and well-being, and has the power to make Canada a healthy, joyful, environmentally progressive, inclusive, and economically strong nation.

Be Wise Podcasts

Be Wise Podcasts

Guidelines for cannabis dosing and your health conditions.
This is the twenty-first in our pod cast series about cannabis and older adults.

Your Personal Passport to Healthy Living

Your Personal Passport to Healthy Living

This Passport can be downloaded for individual use, or hard copies may be ordered from the office for use as a resource in a Healthy Living Workshop. The Passport contains useful information and tips on a variety of healthy aging topics and chronic diseases, helpful hints, charts to track results and lots of resources.

2021 Annual Report

2021 Annual Report

Be Active | Be Healthy | Be Wise

Wellness Together Canada

Wellness Together Canada (WTC)

On April 15, 2020, the Government of Canada launched a portal to help address the unprecedented rise in feelings of stress, anxiety and depression in Canada due to COVID-19

>Cannabis and Older Adults

Be Wise, Cannabis and Older Adults

Be Wise, Cannabis and Older Adults is factual information about cannabis for older adults. Easy to understand, written in clear language, the Be Wise booklet is meant to help older adults make wise decisions about cannabis use.

>COVID-19 Vaccines – What Older Canadians Need to Know

COVID-19 Vaccines – What Older Canadians Need to Know

I’m an older adult, should I get a COVID-19 vaccine?

Development of a physical literacy model for older adults

Development of a physical literacy model for older adults

Only 12% of the older adult population meet the minimum physical activity guidelines to maintain health. Practitioners must consider Physical Literacy as a model for increasing physical activity among aging Canadian adults.

What Exactly is Physical Literacy?

What Exactly is Physical Literacy?

Perspectives from older adults and those who work with older adults

Older Adults and Cannabis Use

Older Adults & Cannabis Use

A Narrative Review of Age-specific Issues

Cannabis Use and Canadian Adults

Cannabis Use and Canadian Adults

A survey on use, interest and information needs

Active Aging at Home

Active Aging at Home

There are so many resources available to help you stay active at home.

Celebrating 20 Years

Active Aging Canada is celebrating 20 years

Active Aging Canada is celebrating 20 years of promoting healthy active aging.

Knowledge Translation among Canadian Researchers

Knowledge Translation

Knowledge Translation among Canadian Researchers in the Field of Physical Activity and Aging – A Brief Report

To be active at home, take your Daily Dose!

Daily Dose Exercises

Many of us struggle to be physically active on a regular basis. Exercise-particularly starting an activity program-challenges people to change their behavior, and that's hard.

Research Studies Requiring Participants

Research Study - Building Bridges

Building Bridges to Positive Aging Among Seniors - Participants Aged 55+ Needed for a study on Relationships and Positive Aging.

We are interested in finding out how loneliness and social isolation may affect you and what you think could be done to build stronger social relationships. We invite you to participate in 1 or 2 initiatives that will help us to reach our goal....

Research Study - Fitness and Covid-19

Have you noticed that it’s getting more difficult for you to walk long distances?

Researchers at the School of Rehabilitation Science at McMaster University are looking for adults and older adults with early changes in their mobility to take part in a study...

Research Study - Fitness and Covid-19

Does fitness and physical activity influenced COVID severity in adults?

We are looking for adults who have had COVID-19 (as indicated by a positive test) to complete an online survey to explore if fitness and physical activity levels influence infection severity.

Research Study

Research opportunity

Receive a $10 gift card for participating in a study

Stay Active At Home

Research participants wanted for an online UBC study

Help UBC researchers (PI Hoppmann) better understand how recruiting support from friends or family can promote everyday health behaviours and wellbeing during the current circumstances.

Active Agers In Canada

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Cannabis and Older Adults

Art Your Service - Stay Active at Home

Influenza – My Age Put Me at a Greater Risk of Complications

Join Active Aging Canada

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Stay Active Age Well

Healthy Aging and Connected Livings

Healthy Aging and Connected Living

Empowering Aging Canadians

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