Seniors

Healthy Aging

Canada’s senior population – those who are 65 years of age or older is growing and will continue to grow in the foreseeable future. This makes it more important than ever to support the health and well-being of older Canadians. Healthy aging is an ongoing process of optimizing opportunities to maintain and enhance physical, social and mental health, as well as independence and quality of life over the lifecourse (Public Health Agency of Canada).

What you will find

These resources provide Canadian and international information on healthy aging to help you plan programs that promote health for seniors. For more information, please visit the Best Practices section for interventions related to Healthy Aging.

Data

A first step to planning a program to promote seniors’ health is to understand the topic through surveillance data.

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Canadian Data

Provincial Data

Manitoba

Prince Edward Island

International Data

Australia

Europe

Organisation for Economic Cooperation and Development (OECD)

United Kingdom

  • Older people, Office for National Statistics, UK Statistics Authority.

United States

World Health Organization

Government Strategies (Frameworks, Action Plans, etc.)

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Canadian Strategies

Provincial/Territorial Strategies

Alberta

Manitoba

New Brunswick

Northwest Territories

Nunavut

Ontario

Prince Edward Island

Quebec

International Strategies

Organisation for Economic Cooperation and Development

United States

World Health Organization

Guidance

For more information injuries and seniors, please visit the Injuries public health topic.

Canadian Guidance

Provincial/Territorial Guidance

Alberta

Newfoundland and Labrador

Ontario

International Guidance

New Zealand

United States

World Health Organization

Systematic Reviews of the Research

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