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.

According to the latest Canadian Health Measures Survey (2019) only 1 in 3 older Canadians achieve the recommended 150 minutes of moderate-to-vigorous physical activity per week based on the new 24-hour Movement Guidelines for physical activity.

These inactive Canadians are unable to realize the health benefits or active living.

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.

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Physical Activity for Older Adults Directory

Help Us Build Our Physical Activity for Older Adults Directory

We are updating our website and building a page where older adults can find information on physical activity. Do you know of any physical activity resources or programs for older adults that we should include?

Voluntary Sector Knowledge Mobilication Support Grant

Active Aging Canada Receives Support as an Exceptional Group Working in the Non-profit and Voluntary Health Sector

Active Aging Canada is pleased to have once again received the CIHR Institute of Aging Voluntary Sector Knowledge Mobilization Support Grant. This year’s project will create a directory of evidence-based resources related to physical activity and aging.

Staying active after a breast cancer diagnosis

Staying active after a breast cancer diagnosis

In October we raise awareness in support of those living with breast cancer.

Hot Weather Safety for Physical Activity

Hot Weather Safety for Physical Activity

Hotter weather has arrived in most parts of Canada. We look forward to this time of year, but too much heat is not good for anyone and it can be riskier as we get older. For more information and tips on being active in hot weather see our network article here:

Take the first steps to getting active in 2023

Take the first steps to getting active in 2023

You’ve decided to set goals and take a step towards becoming more active. But if you have never exercised, or had to stop for some reason, you may be asking, “What is the safest way to get started?”

Empowering Aging Canadians

Empowering Aging Canadians

Active Aging Canada partnered with Media Planet Canada on their Empowering Aging Canadians campaign. You can read Active Aging Canada's contribution 'Support Your Immune System with Active Aging'

Maximize your health during and after menopause

Maximize your health during and after menopause

Learn about how active living and healthy eating can counter health risks that increase at menopause.

This November take action to prevent falls

This November take action to prevent falls.

November is Falls Prevention Month in Canada. Exercise is one of the keys to preventing falls.

Physical Activity for Older Adults

Physical activity for Older Adults Booklet

Now available in 12 additional languages!

Active Agers in Canada 6 – Kamal from Vancouver Island

Active Agers in Canada 6 - Kamal from Vancouver Island - YouTube Video

Kamal's husband is her morning activity buddy. Kamal says morning activity gives them a physical and mental boost for the day. They are inspired by beautiful Vancouver Island and to really give their hearts a workout, Kamal says they like to to walk up and down hills.

Physical Activity and Prostate Cancer

Physical Activity and Prostate Cancer

September is the month to raise awareness in support of men living with prostate cancer in Canada. This article highlights the importance of staying or getting active after a prostate cancer diagnosis.

New for Practitioners

New for Practitioners

Three evidence-based companion resources to support practitioners in promoting physical activity to older adults.

2022 Annual Report

2022 Annual Report

A Story of Numbers
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Supporting Seniors in Getting and Staying Active

Supporting Seniors in Getting and Staying Active

How can the "ABCs" of physical activity support active aging? Learn about physical activity literacy in our article featured in MediaPlanetCA's latest "EmpoweringSeniors" campaign.

Your Personal Passport to Healthy Living resources

Your Personal Passport to Healthy Living resources, updated and revised including a virtual facilitation training slide deck.

Step into Spring!  Walking for health

Step into Spring! Walking for health

With warmer weather arriving, many of us are looking to get outside and walk more. But how many steps do we really need for good health? Our research director, Dr. Liza Stathokostas, shares the latest research.

Our Active Aging Network Articles are now available in PDF format!

Our Active Aging Network Articles are now available in PDF format!

Every month, Active Aging Canada posts an Active Aging Network article. The evidence-based articles speak to current topics that help to increase the physical activity literacy of older Canadians. The network articles are now easier to share in downloadable pdf format.

The role of muscle in healthy aging

The role of muscle in healthy aging

This month's Active Aging Network article discusses recent research that highlights the importance of staying strong for healthy aging.

Take a Social Adventure, It’s Good for You

Take a Social Adventure, It’s Good for You

We all know that exercise makes us feel better. But the real joy we feel from physical activity may come from more than just being active.

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.

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.

>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.

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.

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