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Be Wise Podcasts

Thinking about using cannabis for therapeutic or medical purposes.

This is the nineteenth in our pod cast series about cannabis and older adults. This week we discuss using cannabis for therapeutic or medical reasons. We discuss a process of deciding whether cannabis might help you.

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:

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: You are not alone.

Twitter: @GovCanHealth / @GouvCanSante; @CPHO_Canada / @ACSP_Canada
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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

Did adults living in Canada make the grade?

The first-ever ParticipACTION Report Card on Physical Activity for Adults is here! It’s time to find out how Canadian adults and older adults are faring when it comes to living physically active lifestyles.

  • 52% of adults 18 to 79 years take at least 7,500 steps per day, which falls within the ‘physically active lifestyle’ category, with a grade of “C”.
  • But only 16% of adults 18 to 79 years achieve at least 150 minutes of weekly MVPA (moderate to vigorous physical activity) in bouts of 10 minutes or more, getting a grade of “F”
  • Combined together the average is a grade of “D” .

Find out more about how Canadian adults are doing

Link to Report Card

Better with Age. Move more today for a healthier tomorrow.

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.

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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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STEPS (Specialized Training Exercise & Participation Services) is an innovative company owned by Sandra Sheffield-Young. Sandra is a Kinesiologist, Gerontologist and Certified Trainer who is recognized nationally as an expert in her field.

In 2018 STEPS is celebrating 20 years of exercise success, specializing in exercise programs appropriate for all adults with an emphasis on Senior Fitness.  

STEPS is committed to the prevention and maintenance of common medical conditions through exercise and education management.

Sandra Sheffield-Young
P: 905.906.6774


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