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Immigrant status and loneliness among older Canadians

Md Kamrul Islam & Heather Gilmour

This Statistics Canada study used data from the Canadian Health Survey on Seniors to estimate the prevalence of loneliness among older Canadians. An estimated 1.1 million older Canadians (19.2%) experienced loneliness, with women having a significantly higher likelihood of being lonely than men. Im

[Evidence Summary] Home-based exercise delivered with digital interventions can prevent falls and improve quality of life

McMaster University

Click HERE to view the full article Home-based exercise delivered with digital interventions can prevent falls and improve quality of lifeSolis-Navarro L, Gismero A, Fernandez-Jane C, et al. Effectiveness of home-based exercise delivered by digital health in older adults: a systematic review and me

[Resource] Vegetarian Diets as we age

Dr. Megha Poddar

In this 2-minute video, Dr. Megha Poddar discusses important considerations for older adults on plant-based diets or for those considering adopting a vegetarian diet.What's the bottom line?Older adults can safely adopt a plant-based diet.Ensure adequate protein intake to maintain lean muscle mass.

Independent Senior Centres: Connecting and Supporting Older Adults in Metro Vancouver

Laura Kadowaki, Andrea Wadman, Anthony L. Kupferschmidt & Andrew Wister

A new study by SFU researchers finds that while senior centres play a crucial role in promoting aging citizens’ wellbeing they also face challenges in ensuring they are well-positioned to meet the emerging needs of older adults. An analysis of six independent, not for profit senior centres in Metr

[Toolkit] Sexual Orientation, Gender Identity & Gender Expression (SOGIE) Safer Places Toolkit

Alberta Health Services

In recent years, Alberta and Canada have made significant shifts towards the celebration and protection of LGBTQ2S+ people and their families. Gender identity and gender expression were added as protected grounds against discrimination in the Alberta Human Rights Act (2015) and Canada’s Human Righ

[Research Paper] Intergenerational Programs: A Review of the Empirical Literature

Rachelle Patille & Habib Chaudhury

The objective of this paper is to provide a review of the empirical literature that relates to intergenerational programming, particularly focusing on the Canadian context. The specific purpose of the review is to identify types of programs, activities, and participants as well as outcomes for the p

[Evidence Summary] Preventing falls among older adults through physical activity: A guidance document for practitioners


The purpose of this guidance document is to assist practitioners with the planning and implementation of structured physical activity programs for older adults. The document reviews evidence on the need for older adults to remain physically active and describes the health risks associated with physi

[Report] Raising the Profile of the CBSS in B.C. - Literature Review

Laura Kadowaki, Marcy Cohen

It is estimated that by the year 2038, approximately one quarter of people living in Canada will be seniors and the majority of these seniors want to “age in place”, in their own homes and communities. This aging population will have huge implications on many aspects of Canadian society. The com

[Research Opportunity] New Frailty Self-Management Health Coach Study

Fraser Health/UVIC

New Frailty Self-Management Health Coach StudyLOOKING FOR PARTICIPANTS AND VOLUNTEERSNew Frailty Self-Management Health Coach Study Starting in March 2023Self-Management BC is launching a new study in the Fraser Health Region to evaluate the effectiveness of peer coaches using self-management strate


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