The Latest Updates For Aging Canadians
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.
Be Wise – Cannabis, palliative care and sleep
This is the eleventh in our pod cast series about cannabis and older adults. This week we discuss the topic of palliative care that includes use of cannabis for therapeutic benefits, and cannabis and insomnia.
The future is physical:
Virtually every person living in Canada experienced a tremendously challenging 2020 — with the onset of the COVID-19 pandemic, our physical health, mental well-being, financial security and social connections slipped away.
Canada is experiencing a physical inactivity crisis
Only 16 percent of adults and 39 percent of children & youth are meeting recommended physical activity levels – and the pandemic has only made the situation worse.
Here’s how you can help:
- Urge the Government of Canada to make getting active a part of everyday life for everyone by signing our open letter.
- Share the campaign with your networks using the sample messaging in our comms toolkit.
- Follow us on social media and visit ParticipACTION.com for regular updates.
Guidelines for cannabis dosing and your health conditions.
This is the twenty-first in our pod cast series, and our final podcast about cannabis and older adults. This week we discuss cannabis dosing for both recreational and therapeutic use.
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 – Wellness Together Canada (WTC). This portal offers access to free and confidential online mental health and substance use supports, 24 hours a day, seven days a week, in both official languages. To date, over 1.4 million individuals across all provinces and territories have accessed the portal.
Seniors and caregivers, are you experiencing stress, isolation and anxiety? You are not alone. Wellness Together Canada (WTC) is just a call or click away, and it offers free and confidential online mental health and substance use supports, available 24/7: https://wellnesstogether.ca/en-CA/moving-beyond-anxiety
If you need someone to talk to, Wellness Together Canada offers phone counselling 24/7 in over 200 languages and it’s free! For more information on confidential mental health and substance use support, visit: wellnesstogether.ca. You are not alone.
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There are so many resources available to help you stay active at home. Keeping physical distancing from others does not mean that you still cannot be active. It is so good for your mind, your body and your spirit. And these days it is so important to keep busy and stay active. If you need a few ideas to stay active, stay safe and keep your distance, please check out the links provided.
Active Aging Canada is celebrating 20 years of promoting healthy active aging. Older adults have years of experience and wisdom. Take just a couple of minutes and listen to six seniors from the Active Adult Centre of Mississauga speak about the benefits of active aging and getting older.
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.Read More