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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.

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Guidebook For Seniors: Safety and Security

Healthy Aging CORE Team

This guide was developed by the RCMP for seniors, their family members, care-givers, friends, and anyone else who may find it useful. It isn’t meant to include everything but tries to answer some common concerns when it comes to seniors’ safety and security. The RCMP's goal is to raise awarene

The Lived Experiences of Aging Immigrants Project

Healthy Aging CORE Team

The Lived Experiences of Aging Immigrants was a Narrative Photovoice Project from 2014-2017 (see here) This project's research explored the everyday stories of aging among 19 diverse immigrant older adults in Canada. Following a series of knowledge exchange events that utilized the Lived Experi

Caregiving in Canada: Challenges and Opportunities Shaping a National Conversation

Healthy Aging CORE Team

Caregiving is an issue that affects all Canadians. One in four Canadians is a caregiver for someone with a long-term health condition, disability or need related to aging at some point in their lives. It is estimated that 75% of care is provided by unpaid caregivers, saving Canadian healthcare syste

Recorded Webinar: Towards A Convention on the Human Rights of Older Persons

Healthy Aging CORE Team

The United Nations Charter, recognizes the “fundamental human rights, and the dignity and worth of the human person”. Over the years, special UN Conventions, addressing the rights of Women, Children, Indigenous Persons and Persons with Disabilities, have been developed and adopted. To this day

Policy Brief: The Impact of COVID-19 on Older Persons, May 2020

Healthy Aging CORE Team

The COVID-19 pandemic is causing untold fear and suffering for older people across the world. As of 26 April, the virus itself has already taken the lives of some 193,710 people, and fatality rates for those over 80 years of age is five times the global average. As the virus spreads rapidly to devel

A Dementia Strategy for Canada: Together We Aspire

Healthy Aging CORE Team

Canada's first national dementia strategy sets out a vision for the future and identifies common principles and national objectives to help guide actions by all levels of government, non-governmental organizations, communities, families and individuals. To download PDF, see attached document below.

COVID-19 Economic Response Plan for Canadians

Healthy Aging CORE Team

These resources are provided as a reference for those seeking information on the economic measures introduced by the Government of Canada to support Canadian workers and businesses during this challenging period. For more details, see Canada’s COVID-19 Economic Response Plan: click here. To downlo

Country Insights - Cultural Profiles and Characteristics of Different Countries

Healthy Aging CORE Team

Global Affairs Canada provides insight on common cultural differences and cultural profiles of almost every country in the world. Generalized information related to differences in religion, class, ethnicity, gender, conversations, communication styles, displays of emotions, conflicts in the workplac

Toolkit: Social Isolation of Seniors - A Focus on New Immigrant and Refugee Seniors in Canada

Healthy Aging CORE Team

This Toolkit is a resource to help organizations and service providers find solutions and adopt approaches to help new immigrant and refugee seniors strengthen human connections. It outlines best practices for developing and implementing innovative local programs and finding ways to reduce social is


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