The Latest Updates For Aging Canadians

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.

The event will take place online, on January 25, 2022 from 5:30pm to 7:30pm ET.

For a complete event description, please visit our website.

This event is free of charge, and open to the public. It will be presented in English with simultaneous translation into French.

As a community organization with ties to dementia, we would like to share some promotional materials with you, and ask that you share them widely (e.g. on social media, in newsletters, etc.).

English materials:

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.

Active Agers In Canada

You can access this video on YouTube and you can go to Active Aging Canada YouTube channel for more videos and podcasts.

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

Join the Centre on Aging for our first Speaker Series presentation of 2022!

January 27, 2022 | 2:30 pm (Central time)
Brian Rice, PhD, Professor, Faculty of Kinesiology and Recreation Management

Meeting via WebEx. Registration for the meeting: https://bit.ly/339qQjI

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.

Dr. Rice is a member of the Mohawk Nation. He has been a teacher and is currently a professor in Kinesiology and Recreation Management, teaching Indigenous focused courses for 33 years. Over those years he has made physical conditioning a part of his life.

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

Be Wise Videos

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.

Be Wise Video – Facts about cannabis

You can access this video on YouTube and you can go to Active Aging Canada YouTube channel for more videos and podcasts.

Moving toward a Better Normal

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.

Moving toward a Better Normal

Moving toward a Better Normal - 2021 ParticipACTION Report Card on Physical Activity for Adults - PDF

Making the grade in a better normal - Infographic - PDF

Not the time to be still

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:

  1. Urge the Government of Canada to make getting active a part of everyday life for everyone by signing our open letter.

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  1. Share the campaign with your networks using the sample messaging in our comms toolkit.

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  1. Follow us on social media and visit ParticipACTION.com for regular updates.

Twitter: https://twitter.com/Participaction
Facebook:
https://www.facebook.com/ParticipACTION/
Instagram:
https://www.instagram.com/participaction/
LinkedIn:
https://www.linkedin.com/company/participaction/

Not the time to be still

Be Wise Podcasts

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.

Be Wise – Cannabis and Older Adults

You can access this podcast on YouTube and you can go to Active Aging Canada YouTube channel for more videos and podcasts.

Wellness Together Canada (WTC)

Wellness Together Canada (WTC) At a Glance - PDF

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-19Wellness 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.

Twitter: @GovCanHealth / @GouvCanSante; @CPHO_Canada / @ACSP_Canada
Facebook: Healthy Canadians / Canadiens en santé
LinkedIn: Health Canada / Santé Canada; Public Health Agency of Canada / Agence de la santé publique du Canada
Instagram: Healthy Canadians / Canadiens en santé

Active Aging at Home

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.

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Active Aging Canada is celebrating 20 years

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.

Active Adult Centre of Mississauga

Active Adult Centre of Mississauga Video

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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Active Agers In Canada

Donate Now Through CanadaHelps.org!

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

my health, my choices - metro

Stay Active Age Well

Healthy Aging and Connected Livings

Healthy Aging and Connected Living

Empowering Aging Canadians

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