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.
Self-Assessment: Timed Up and Go - REWIND
Active Aging Canada presents Your Active Aging Minute REWIND – our video series from previous years.
Seniors COvid-19 Pandemic and Exercise (SCOPE) Trial
The study is seeking adults aged 65 years and older for a 12-week program to increase your levels of physical activity while at home.
Active Aging at Home
There are so many resources available to help you stay active at home.
Active Aging Canada is celebrating 20 years
Active Aging Canada is celebrating 20 years of promoting healthy active aging.
Survey on Accessibility in Canada
We are a research team from KITE, the research arm of Toronto Rehab-University Health Network. We want to learn about the main barriers to accessibility that individuals in Canada experience.
Did adults living in Canada make the grade?
The first-ever ParticipACTION Report Card on Physical Activity for Adults is here!
Be Active, Social and Healthy!
Mall Movers is available at Centerpoint Mall in Toronto. New classes starting October 2019. Register on site or on line. Stay active and keep on walking.
Active Aging Canada 2019 Annual Report
We are celebrating our 20th anniversary, thanks to you. We look forward to the year ahead of us and we extend our sincere thanks to staff, consultants, members and the public for your commitment and support of active healthy aging.
Knowledge Translation among Canadian Researchers in the Field of Physical Activity and Aging – A Brief Report
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.
Too Fit to Fracture, Part 3 - Balance challenges keep you on your feet
After the age of 40, we lose 0.5% to 1% of the bone mass in our skeleton each year. A diagnosis of osteoporosis means that bones have weakened to the point where they could break from a simple fall.
The Urban Poling Ultimate Guide to Nordic Walking
Interested in learning about Nordic walking or improving your Nordic walking skills?
New Active Living Tip Now Available on Active Living and Arthritis
Our "Tips" are practical and leading edge knowledge on healthy active aging presented in plain language.