HelpAge Canada has a wide range of resources for senior citizens. They include free publications such as newsletter and briefs, data on global ageing and social pension, films and photographs. You’ll find all our resources in this section.
COVID-19 Government of Canada Web Page: https://www.canada.ca/en/public-health/services/diseases/coronavirus-disease-covid-19.html (EN)
Patterns for making face masks
Mental Health Commission of Canada:
In a time of physical distancing, connecting socially across generations is more important than ever. MIT’s AgeLab offers ways to maintain conversations between younger and older adults. http://news.mit.edu/2020/connecting-across-generations-during-a-time-of-social-distancing-0331
COVID-19 Now We All Know What It’s Like To Be Old & Alone
Edmonton Seniors Coordinating Council
It contains up-to-date information about senior centre operations and closures, services for seniors, and activities that seniors can do from home when social distancing. https://www.seniorscouncil.net/covid-19
Around the world
Social isolation and loneliness are major social, health and quality of life issues for older people. Over time, their mental and physical health deteriorate, sometimes to the point where they become “invisible”. But it doesn’t have to be that way… RISE is an initiative to help you identify the risks… and the possible actions to take. Feel free to download this poster and engage with your community in helping identify and support seniors at risk.
Social isolation can stem from the reduction of a senior's social participation or social contact, which may cause loneliness or other emotional distress.
Canadian population over 65 years: 5 million, 15.3% (2011)
HelpAge’s films give a voice to older people and bring the issues facing them to life.
Global Age Watch has the most up to date, internationally comparable statistics on population ageing and life expectancy.
14 Things No One Tells You About Aging
They’re called the golden years for a reason. Getting older has its perks...
10 Best Things About Growing Old
Like all phases of life, our senior years can come with their challenges. However, the difficult and unpleasant aspects of aging should not overshadow all the wonderful parts of growing old.