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Aging in poverty in canada

Examines the issues that impact on the economic vulnerability of seniors and offers recommendations.

Published: 2005
Aging: exploring the myths

Older people are often viewed as a homogeneous group from mainly industrialised countries, who no longer contribute to their families and societies, and may even be a burden. The truth could not be more different. The majority of older people prove these notions wrong every day, it is an example that has inspired the WHO to focus on ageing. This brochure outlines how the principles of Active Ageing help maintain health and creativity throughout the lifespan and especially into the later years. (See Details)

Published: 1999
Gender and ageing: a position paper

States that promoting older people's rights means understanding and responding to the changes ageing brings to the needs, capacities and roles of both men and women. Link requies PDF reader.

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Published: 2000
Successful strategies and programs for the empowerment of Canadian seniors in situation of risk

Focuses on the concept of empowerment of seniors as a way of improving the health, well-being and independence of seniors in general and those in situations of risk.

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Published: 1997
1999 and beyond: challenges of an aging Canadian society

Outlines the issues, challenges and opportunities facing public policy makers and all those interested in the issues raised by the aging population.

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Published: 1999
How are health reforms affecting seniors? A participatory evaluation guide

Provides an evaluation tool to assist seniors' groups, service providers and others in evaluating the impact of health reforms.

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Published: 1998
Ageing in a gendered world: women's issues and identities
Addresses social policy and identity issues raised by the intersection of aging populations and gender in different countries, including Japan, Canada, Peru, Turkey, the United States, and sub-Saharan African countries.
Published: 1999
As time goes on (Inuinnaqtun)
Discusses health changes that occur to women as they age with particular emphasis on menopause and osteoporosis, in Inuinnaqtun. Does not take into account the 2002 guidelines on HRT. (See Details)
Published: 2002
Go gray! Reflections and experiences of women growing older
Gathers a selection of reflections, studies and experiences of women and women's groups addressing the topic of menopause and women growing older.
Published: 1999
Dare to age well: healthy aging
CD collection of publications and photos detailing healthy aging in Canada. Publications are from Health Canada. Photos of seniors "daring to age well" may be used for health promotion purposes.
Published: 2001