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How to avoid falling: a guide for active aging and independence
Provides a practical guide to minimizing the occurence of falls as well as their devastating effects.
Published: 2004
22 ways to put more spring in your step (Greek)  
http://www.goforyourlife.vic.gov.au/hav/admin.nsf/images/22_ways_to_put_more_spring_in_your_step-gr/$file/22_ways_to_put_more_spring_in_your_step-gr.pdf
Encourages physical activity in older women and men, and provides tips and suggestions, in Greek. (See Details)
Published: 2004
Women in an aging society: report of proceedings - national workshop, Halifax, Nova Scotia, October 20, 1988
Proceedings of a national workshop which focused on two issues: (1) the impact of the health and social service systems on senior women and the role of health professionals and caregivers and (2) economic self-sufficiency, with an emphasis n the feminization of poverty, pensions, and housing. Includes "Ideas for Action", a synopsis of the conference presentations, and eight articles from the conference.
Published: 1989
Aging well: the complete guide to physical and emotional health
Provides a reference guide that focuses on the physical and emotional issues that affect seniors and their loved ones.
Published: 2000
Long-term care homes legislation : Lessons from Ontario  
http://www.cwhn.ca/node/39381

Looks at why gender matters when discussing long-term care homes using the Ontario Legislature's 2007 Long-term Care Homes Act as an example.

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Published: Fall/Winter 2007
Best practices: treatment and rehabilitation for seniors with substance use problems – gender differences  
http://www.hc-sc.gc.ca/hc-ps/pubs/adp-apd/treat_senior-trait_ainee/review-4-recension-eng.php#a1

Examines sex and gender as it relates to seniors’ substance use. Finds that older men have more substance use problems but older women are more prone to accidents as a result of substance use.

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Published: 2002
Rachel’s story: an excerpt from silver threads  
http://www.cwhn.ca/sites/default/files/PDF/Healthsharing/1987_Healthsharing_Vol_8_No_4_Fall.pdf

This story shares one woman's experience of growing old. Describes and analyses the economic, political, social and physical forces that affect all of us as we grow older. 

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Published: 1987
Elderly and able?  
http://www.cwhn.ca/sites/default/files/PDF/Healthsharing/1987_Healthsharing_Vol_9_No_1_Winter.pdf

This article explores the health problems of growing older. Discusses mental health and aging. Challenges for elders without community support. 

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Published: 1987