Aging

Aging

A disease-based comparison of health systems : what is best and at what cost?

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English
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Paper
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Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development
Publication Date: 
2003
Publication Place: 
Paris, France

Provides a collection of papers that examine health expenditures, ageing, technology and outcomes, and other issues of health system performance.

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HEAS.D57 2003
ISBN 9261099816

Division of Aging and Seniors

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Governmental Body
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English
Français
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Policy development

Assists and advises the Minister of Health on all matters related to the aging of the Canadian population and the quality of life of seniors. Provides recommendations to current and upcoming issues and activities that reinforce the Council's advisory capacity.

Primary Telephone: 
613-957-1968
Email Address: 
seniors@phac-aspc.gc.ca
Fax Number: 
613-957-9938
Street Address: 
Public Health Agency of Canada, Address Locator: 1908A1
City: 
Ottawa
Province: 
Ontario
Postal/ZIP Code: 
K1A 1B4

Dare to age well: healthy aging

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English
Translated Title: 
Vieillir... Passionnément! Aînés en santé
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Other
Author: 
Health Canada
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Minister of Public Works and Government Services, Canada
Publication Date: 
2001
Publication Place: 
Ottawa, ON

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.

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AGIN.D37 2001

Ageing in a gendered world: women's issues and identities

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English
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Paper
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United Nations International Research and Training Institute for the Advancement of Women
Publisher: 
United Nations International Research and Training Institute for the Advancement of Women (INSTRAW)
Publication Date: 
1999
Publication Place: 
Santo Domingo, DR

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.

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AGIN.A35 1999
ISBN 9211270545

Gender and ageing: a position paper

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English
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Online
Author: 
Sylvia Beales
Samantha Page
Sangeeta Patel
Paul Wafer
Publisher: 
HelpAge International
Publication Date: 
2000
Publication Place: 
London, UK

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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GEND.G46 2000
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<p>Includes bibliographical references.</p>

Proceedings of Experience in Action: A National Forum for Health Aging: February 9 to 11, 1997, Ottawa, Ontario

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University of Toronto, Centre for Health Promotion
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University of Toronto, Centre for Health Promotion
Publication Date: 
1997
Publication Place: 
Toronto, ON

Presents the proceedings of federal and provincial forums on community programming for seniors and healthy aging. Includes: a community guide which outlines the purposes and suggested us of the materials; fact sheets that summarize major themes related to seniors' community programming, and proceedings of the National Forum.

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AGIN.P76 1997

The NACA position on the image of aging

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National Advisory Council on Aging
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Health Canada, Division of Aging and Seniors, National Advisory Council on Aging
Publication Date: 
1993
Publication Place: 
Ottawa, ON

Reports on the progress made in eliminating ageism and changing negative attitudes about seniors and identifies how public awareness of seniors and of aging can further be enhanced.

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AGIN.N38 1993
ISBN 0662595211

Women and aging project community-based needs assessment

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English
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Author: 
Madelyn Hall
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Women's Health Clinic
Publication Date: 
1993
Publication Place: 
Winnipeg, MB

Reports on a six-month community-based needs assessment undertaken by the Women's Health Clinic in Winnipeg to determine how best to address the increase in life expectancy of Canadian women and concerns about the increased number of years spent coping with chronic illnesses that may result. The purpose of the needs assessment was to define the health and social concerns of women aged fifty-five to sixty five and community resources currently available. It was also meant to define a role for the Clinic in meeting the health needs of older women, and establish connections with other groups in the community to share ideas about concerns and joint programming. The primary method used to gather data for the needs assessment were unstructured individual interviews with key informants in the community, and focus groups with women in the target-age population. Findings: key informants defined several socioeconomic influences on the health of aging women and suggested there is a lack of available resources for aging women in Winnipeg. Many services available do not fit the image of this age group, who are neither young women or old women. Key informants highlighted additional disadvantages for certain groups of women because of language, cultural, and physical barriers. Focus group participants focused on the images of aging and societal attitudes. They feel that the best way to address their concerns is to be actively involved in making decisions for themselves. This report concludes with the recommendation that the Women's Health Clinic develop a multifaceted program of health education for aging women. This program would involve older women in the process of confronting the myths and fears of aging, and would give them positive suggestions for planning in the future.

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AGIN.H35 1993

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

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English
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Author: 
Pam Thompson
Janice Kirchner
Jane Gurr
Publisher: 
Health Canada, Division of Aging and Seniors
Publication Date: 
1997
Publication Place: 
Ottawa, ON

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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AGIN.S83 1997

The health of senior women

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Health Canada
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Health Canada
Publication Date: 
1996
Publication Place: 
Ottawa, ON

Prepared for the Canada-U.S.A. Women's Health Forum in 1996. Discusses senior women's health needs, caregiving issues, and rates of disease. Presents Health Canada's initiatives regarding health promotion for senior women.

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