Resources on CORE include checklists, toolkits, reports, studies, videos, and other materials on topics relevant to those working or volunteering in support of healthy aging and older adults independent living.
[Resource] A CDC Compendium of Effective Fall Interventions: What Works for Community-Dwelling Older Adults, 4th Edition
This collection of effective fall interventions is designed to help public health practitioners, senior service providers, clinicians, and others who want to address older adult falls in their community.The 4th edition of the Compendium describes 34 single interventions (17 exercise interventions,
[Resource] Stay In The Game! Prevent Falls
Vancouver Coastal Health
Falls are the leading cause of injury-related hospitalization, injury-related death, and the major reason for admission to a residential care facility. Falls and fall-related injury decrease the quality of life and independence of many seniors each year. A fall can happen anywhere, but most falls ha
[Resource] Social environments are important determinants of nutritional risk among older-aged adults
Kathy Beerman, PhD
Click HERE to access this resource According to a new study published in The Journal of Nutrition, a supportive social environment may protect against nutritional risk among middle and older-aged adults.
[Webinar Recording] Aging and Mental Health Webinar (CAMH)
United Way BC, CAMH
The number of older adults with mental illness or dementia is increasing in Canada. Mental illness and dementia can have a significant impact on the quality of life of seniors and their loved ones, and increase health care system costs. Prevention, early intervention and treatment efforts can help m
Research Snapshot: The Value and Distribution of Family Caregiving in Canada
Janet Fast, Karen Duncan, Norah Keating, & Choong Kim
Research has shown that caregiving is often unrecognized and devalued, and care work and its related costs are unequally distributed within families and society. Estimates of the monetary value of unpaid care work in Canada are outdated and incomplete. To address these knowledge gaps, researchers co
The Mental Health Benefits Of Men’s Sheds In Rural Alberta
Clark Banack, Kyle Whitfield, Serena Isley
Men’s Sheds are a bottom-up, community-driven approach, designed to support retired and older men’s mental health. These Sheds consist of communal spaces where men can regularly meet to socialize and work on projects “shoulder-to-shoulder” such as woodworking, metalworking, cooking, bike rep
[Report] Addressing the Significant Impact of RSV Infections among Older Canadians. It’s Time for Action.
National Institute on Ageing
Click HERE to learn moreThe NIA’s report Addressing the Significant Impact of RSV Infections among Older Canadians. It’s Time for Action., provides information on the burden of RSV infections, the recent development of new highly effective RSV vaccines, and the ongoing challenges and opportuniti
[Resource] Embrace the chill: Staying active as winter approaches
McMaster Optimal Aging Portal
Click HERE to learn moreEmbrace the chill: Staying active as winter approachesAs the leaves start to change colours and a crisp chill fills the air, it's a sure sign that winter is on its way. For many of us, the thought of colder weather can be a bit intimidating, but staying active is crucial for