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Falls are the leading cause of injury among older Canadians, affecting to 20% to 30% of seniors each year and causing 85% of injury-related hospitalizations. You can help prevent falls and fractures by building bone and muscle strength, improving balance, and being physically active each day. Wearing proper footwear, reviewing medications for side effects affecting balance, and checking vision and hearing regularly can also reduce the risk of falls.
Retirement communities offer built-in social opportunities to enjoy group outdoor activities safely, socialize when you eat, chat with friends next door or down the hall even if from a distance, and be supported by peers and staff.
People who get optimal sleep of seven or eight hours a night improve their cognitive skills, particularly reasoning and verbal abilities, c ...
Falls are the leading cause of injury among older Canadians, causing 85% of seniors’ injury-related hospitalizations and 95% of all hip fra ...
November 6-12 is National Senior Safety Week in Canada, an initiative of the Canada Safety Council (CSC). As part of its mandate to keep ma ...
September is World Alzheimer’s Month. Alzheimer’s Disease International’s annual campaign raises awareness and challenges the stigma that s ...
Older adults are more likely to stick with fitness activities if they exercise with people their own age, according to a 2018 University of ...
June is Brain Injury Awareness Month. Older adults are at the highest risk for traumatic brain injury (TBI) of all age groups, says the Can ...
Spring is here, the sun is shining and it’s the perfect time to put away your cold weather clothing and go for a walk. Now that the ice and ...
A 2018 study in the British Journal of Sports Medicine found that men in their 70s and 80s who did low-intensity physical activity for 30 mi ...
Pardon the pun, but it’s a subject not to be taken lying down. In the same way good hand-washing hygiene helps prevent colds and flu, proper ...
Ginette* recently called me because she felt like she was “at the end of her rope.”  She had been providing care and support to her parents, ...

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