Older women

Older women

Gay Old Gals

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Organization Type: 
NGO - Non Government Organization
Service Language: 
English
Services Provided: 
Support group/peer support

Provides safe and supportive weekly meetings for lesbians over the age of 60 where lesbians can enjoy movies, discussions and companionship.

Primary Telephone: 
416-392-6874 x 310
Fax Number: 
416-392-0519
Street Address: 
Church Street Community Centre 519 Church St
City: 
Toronto
Province: 
Ontario
Postal/ZIP Code: 
M8X 1A5

Alcohol and older women

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English
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Paper
Online
Author: 
Charmaine Spencer
Nancy Poole
Sue McGowan
Publisher: 
Women's Addiction Foundation
Publication Date: 
2001
Publication Place: 
Vancouver, BC

Explores the connections between ageing and alcohol. Offers tips to overcoming some of the barriers to getting help that older women may face.

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Includes bibliographical references.

Food and weight preoccupation during midlife

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English
Media Type: 
Online
Author: 
Merryl Bear
Publisher: 
Canadian Women's Health Network
Publication Date: 
2003
Publication Place: 
Winnipeg, MB

Examines disordered eating in older women. Includes the warning signs of eating disorders and references.

Dare to age well: healthy aging

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English
Translated Title: 
Vieillir... Passionnément! Aînés en santé
Media Type: 
Other
Author: 
Health Canada
Publisher: 
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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ISBN/ISSN: 
AGIN.D37 2001

The effect of social isolation and loneliness on the health of older women: executive summary

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Resource Language: 
English
Owning Org: 
Centres of Excellence for Womens Health (CEWH)
Prairie Women's Health Centre of Excellence (PWHCE)
Media Type: 
Online
Publisher: 
Prairie Women's Health Centre of Excellence
Publication Date: 
1999
Publication Place: 
Winnipeg, MB

Addresses social isolation and loneliness from a gender perspective, and examines their effects on older women’s health.

The caring game

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English
Media Type: 
Paper
Author: 
Care Watch Toronto
Publisher: 
Care Watch Toronto
Publication Date: 
2001
Publication Place: 
Toronto, ON

Presents a workshop kit designed to enhance sensitivity and understanding of caring as it relates to those receiving in-home long-term care. Uses an engaging board game format to give people a unique understanding of caring, and a view of life that often remains hidden behind closed doors. Addresses various disabilities, issues of diversity, and elder abuse. Includes a step-by-step manual for facilitators, which will ensure successful in-house training for years to come.

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The effect of social isolation and loneliness on the health of older women

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Resource Language: 
English
Owning Org: 
Centres of Excellence for Womens Health (CEWH)
Prairie Women's Health Centre of Excellence (PWHCE)
Media Type: 
Paper
Online
Author: 
Madelyne Hall
Betty Havens
Publisher: 
Department of Community Health Services, University of Manitoba
Publication Date: 
1999
Publication Place: 
Winnipeg, MB

Explores gender differences in social isolation (a low number of regular social contacts) and social loneliness (the expression of dissatisfaction with a low number of social contacts), and their effects on the health of older women. Also provides recommendations for ways to address isolation and loneliness for older people for individuals, local community and groups, and program planners and policy makers.

ISBN/ISSN: 
PWHCE AGIN.H35 1999

The effects of social isolation and loneliness on the health of older women

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English
Owning Org: 
Centres of Excellence for Women's Health Research Bulletins (CEWHRB)
Prairie Women's Health Centre of Excellence (PWHCE)
Media Type: 
Online
Paper
Author: 
Madelyn Hall
Betty Havens
Publisher: 
Research Bulletin
Publication Date: 
2001
Publication Place: 
Ottawa, ON

Illustrates how social isolation can undermine older women's health and well-being.

ISBN/ISSN: 
ISSN 14963612
Notes: 
Includes bibliographical references.

Drug wise: a book for older women about safe drug use

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English
Media Type: 
Paper
Author: 
Wendy Reynolds
Vera Madden
Publisher: 
AWARE (Action on Women's Addictions - Research and Education)
Publication Date: 
1992
Publication Place: 
Kingston, ON

Provides information on safe drug use for women over the age of 55. Explains how alcohol and drugs have a greater effect on older women, how older women are given the most prescriptions for drugs and often take several different kinds of drugs. Discusses mood-altering prescription drugs (tranquilizers, sleeping pills, and anti-depressants); alcohol; physical health drugs (drugs your doctor prescribes for medical problems); and over-the-counter drugs. Examines the problems caused by short-term use of drugs as well as those caused by long-term drug use. Includes suggestions on how to interact with your doctor, your rights as a patient, and how to work with your pharmacist.

ISBN/ISSN: 
ADDI.D78 1992

Abuse of the elderly: a manual for the development of multidisciplinary teams

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English
Media Type: 
Paper
Author: 
Interdepartmental Working Group on Elder Abuse
Manitoba Seniors Directorate
Publisher: 
Manitoba Seniors Directorate
Publication Date: 
1994
Publication Place: 
Winnipeg

Presents the Multidisciplinary Team (MDT) approach to dealing with particularly challenging cases of elder abuse. MDT reflects the multi-faceted nature of elder abuse and requires the participation of a broader representation of professionals in the community such as a lawyer, a banker and/or a member of the clergy. This manual provides information and guidance on how to establish and conduct a multidisciplinary team.

ISBN/ISSN: 
AGIN.A28 1994
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