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[Resource] Prevention of Suicide in Older Adults

Canadian Coalition for Seniors' Mental Health

Suicide Risk and Prevention of SuicideOlder adults, men in particular, have among the highest suicide rates in the world (WHO, 2014).Approximately 1,000 older adults are admitted to Canadian hospitals each year as a result of intentional self-harm.Many factors can contribute to suicide in older adul

[Resource] 10 ways to reduce your risk of dementia

Alzheimer Society

10 ways to reduce your risk of dementiaWhile some dementia risk factors, like age and genetics, can't be changed, you can take action to reduThe number of people diagnosed and living with dementia in Canada is rising. By the year 2050, more than 1.7 million people are expected to be living with dem

[Report] Out of Sight, Out of Mind: Addressing the Invisible and Older Faces of Canada’s Opioid Crisis

National Institute on Ageing

About: As more attention is being paid to the opioid crisis in Canada, various responses have been launched in an attempt to curb some of these alarming trends. However, older adults have been largely left out of the conversation. With this report, the National Institute on Ageing (NIA) aims to rais

[Resource] Managing arthritis and reducing symptoms

McMaster Optimal Aging Portal

Click HERE to access this resourceManaging arthritis and reducing symptomsAug 30, 2023 - McMaster University -The month of September is Arthritis Awareness Month, an opportunity to raise awareness and educate people about what arthritis is and how it affects people. Approximately 1 in 5 Canadians li

[Resource] Supporting Older Adults’ Mental Health: Using principles and values to promote best practice

Mental Health Commission of Canada

Click HERE to access the resourceThe following principles and values are intended to guide the development of policies, programs, and services that promote and support the mental health of older adults, as well as programs and services for older adults who are living with mental health problems and

[Toolkit] Mental Fitness for Seniors Toolkit

Wellness New Brunswick

Click HERE to access the toolkitMental fitness means having a positive sense of how you feel, think, and act. It can improve your ability to enjoy life and how you approach each day. It can make a difference in how satisfied you feel in your daily life. This toolkit offers tips and ideas on how you

[Podcast] Mental Health & Substance Abuse Recovery for Seniors

Center for Mental Health and Aging

Click HERE to listen to the podcastThe field of peer support has grown in many mental health and substance abuse treatment systems. Peer Support Specialists draw upon their own life experiences, like mental health and substance use concerns, distress, poverty, and oppression, on the one hand, and ex

Healthy Aging Year in Review (2022-2023)

United Way BC

Click HERE to download or see belowWe are excited to share our United Way BC Healthy Aging 2022/2023 Year in Review with you! Immerse yourself in the interactive digital version that brings to life the heartwarming stories of seniors whose lives were transformed by our programs.   The Year in Re


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