Health and aging

SeniorsBC

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English
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Website operated by the British Columbia Seniors' Healthy Living Secretariat that provides information about government programs and services for older adults. Included on the website are sections on health care, finances, benefits, housing, transportation and more.

Social isolation among seniors: an emerging issue

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English
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Online
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Children’s, Women’s and Seniors' Health Branch, British Columbia Ministry of Health
Publication Date: 
2004

Study that says it may be misleading to view gender as a risk factor for social isolation among older people, and suggests that the stigma associated with loneliness is stronger for men and may result in them being less likely to report feeling lonely than women.

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Available online.
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Includes bibliographic references.

Canada’s aging population

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English
Translated Title: 
Vieillir au Canada
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Paper
Online
Publisher: 
Public Health Agency of Canada
Publication Date: 
2008
Publication Place: 
Ottawa, ON

A report prepared by Health Canada in collaboration with the Interdepartmental Committee on Aging and Seniors Issues. Describes the major health issues to address in Canada as the number and proportion of seniors increase in coming years.

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Contact their office to order a copy. Also available online
ISBN/ISSN: 
ISBN 0-662-31821-8
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Includes bibliographical references.

Contesting aging and loss

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English
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Paper
Author: 
Janice Graham (Ed.)
Peter Stephenson (Ed.)
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Edited by Janice Graham and Peter Stephenson, University of Toronto Press, 2010
Publication Date: 
2010
Publication Place: 
Toronto, ON

A book that discusses how the stereotyping of older people as being “in decline” is a more serious problem than many other problems. Advocates for programs that address the social determinants of healthy aging and social inclusion throughout our lives. (209 p.)

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Contact their office to order a copy.
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ISBN 9781442601000 (Paper)
ISBN 9781442600898 (Cloth)
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Includes index and appendix of web resources for students and researchers.
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