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Senior women in New Brunswick  
http://www.acswcccf.nb.ca/english/documents/Fact%20sheet2006%20SeniorWomenENG.doc
Provides statistical data on the population, living arrangements, health, and income of senior women in New Brunswick. (See Details)
Published: 2006
Measuring the effctiveness of home care: background paper
Examines several aspect of aging and health, and provides recommendations concerning the measurement of life satisfaction, health related quality of life, patient satisfaction and caregiver burden. Also looks at the impact of home care services on rates on institutionalization, and resident or client classification systems for home care and nursing home care.
Published: 1996
Seniors and aging: preventing falls in and around your home  
http://hc-sc.gc.ca/iyh-vsv/life-vie/fp-pc_e.html
Presents factors that may increase the risk of falling. Suggests ways to minimize risks in and around the home. (See Details)
Published: 2006
Death of a spouse: the impact on income for senior men and women  
http://www.statcan.ca/english/research/11-621-MIE/11-621-MIE2006046.pdf
Compares the dynamics of income during widowhood among women and men aged 65 and over. (See Details)
Published: 2006
Multiple medication use among seniors  
http://www.statcan.ca/english/indepth/82-003/archive/1998/hrar1998009004s0a01.pdf
Examines the prevalence of medication use among Canadian seniors. (See Details)
Published: 1998
Thyroid disease in late life  
http://www.thyroid.ca/Guides/HG10.html
Describes the challenges in detecting thyroid dysfunction in the elderly and outlines treatments for hypothyroidism and hyperthyroidism. (See Details)
Published: 2000
22 ways to put more spring in your step  
http://www.goforyourlife.vic.gov.au/hav/admin.nsf/images/22_ways_to_put_more_spring_in_your_step.pdf/$File/22_ways_to_put_more_spring_in_your_step.pdf
Encourages physical activity in older women and men, and provides tips and suggestions. (See Details)
Published: 2004
Francophone seniors in Ontario: a statistical profile  
http://www.ofa.gov.on.ca/docs/seni-e.pdf
Presents a general profile of francophone seniors in Ontario. highlights differences between francophones aged 65 and over and the province's senior population in order to determine the relative status of francophone seniors. Examines: demographic characteristics including representation and regional distribution and living arrangements; French language retention; levels of education; labour force activity and income levels. (See Details)
Published: 1996
22 ways to put more spring in your step (Arabic)  
http://www.goforyourlife.vic.gov.au/hav/admin.nsf/images/22_ways_to_put_more_spring_in_your_step-ar/$file/22_ways_to_put_more_spring_in_your_step-ar.pdf
Encourages physical activity in older women and men, and provides tips and suggestions, in Arabic. (See Details)
Published: 2004
Planning for change: women & chemical dependencies
Reports on the Canadian Mental Health Association conference, 'Planning for Change: Women & Chemical Dependencies' held in St. John's on June 11 to 13, 1993. The conference addressed chemical dependency in three specific focus groups: young women, elderly women and Native women. Successive workshops focused on guiding principles in the education and treatment of women, social realities, substance abuse issues specific to each group, services currently available, and ways to make prevention and treatment programs more effective. This report summarizes the collective knowledge, experience and recommendations of the women who participated in the conference. From this conference came the overwhelming sense that substance abuse is a symptom of underlying problems facing women in our society such as low self-esteem; physical, sexual or psychological abuse; poverty; and isolation. It became apparent that improving the quality of women's lives is an effective way to prevent substance abuse and to speed recovery. The report concludes with recommendations to develop culturally sensitive programs for Native women, to provide day care for women in treatment, to treat addictions in holistic ways that address underlying social and psychological problems, to provide social activities that overcome isolation and replace pastimes centred on drugs or alcohol, to teach problem solving skills and stress management.
Published: 1993