Women and aging

Through a healthy lens

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English
Owning Org: 
Canadian Women's Health Network (CWHN)
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Paper
Author: 
Sue Kaiser
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Vol 9, No.1
Publisher: 
Women Healthsharing
Publication Date: 
1987
Publication Place: 
Toronto, ON

In this article film-maker Laura Alper talks with interviewer Sue Kaiser about the challenges and changes she experiences while making her first women's health film. Laura Alper co-directed the film "Is it hot in here?" a film about women's experience of menopause.

Rachel’s story: an excerpt from silver threads

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English
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Canadian Women's Health Network (CWHN)
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Paper
Author: 
Doris Marshall
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Vol 8, No.4
Publisher: 
Women Healthsharing
Publication Date: 
1987
Publication Place: 
Toronto, ON

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. 

Looking my age

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English
Translated Title: 
Paraître mon âge
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Canadian Women's Health Network (CWHN)
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Online
Author: 
Abby Lippman
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To the Point - Guest Column
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CWHN
Publication Date: 
2012

Discusses how women in our culture are increasingly pressured to remove signs of aging (e.g. laser surgery to remove wrinkles).

INTERdependence

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Canadian Women's Health Network (CWHN)
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Online
Author: 
Abby Lippman
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Network Magazine
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CWHN
Publication Date: 
2013

Discusses some of the issues regarding housing and care that women face throughout their life spans. Argues for a "solidarity centred mode of life” when considering housing arrangements. Explores how housing arrangements can become "communities of care" that encourage and support (radical) INTERdependence as a way many women— especially older women—may want to live their lives.

Book Review - I Feel Great About My Hands

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Canadian Women's Health Network (CWHN)
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Online
Author: 
Anne Rochon Ford
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Network Magazine, 2012
Publisher: 
Canadian Women's Health Network
Publication Date: 
August 2012
Publication Place: 
Winnipeg, MB

Review of the book I Feel Great About My Hands: And Other Unexpected Joys of Aging by Shari Graydon, Douglas & McIntyre Press, 2011. 

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Available online only.

POWER study: older women's health

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Translated Title: 
Étude POWER: la santé des femmes âgées
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Online
Author: 
Paula A. Rochon
Susan E. Bronskill
Andrea Gruneir
Barbara Liu
Ashley Johns
Amanda T. Lo
Arlene S. Bierman
Publisher: 
Echo: Improving Women's Health in Ontario
Publication Date: 
2011
Publication Place: 
Toronto, ON

Reports that women comprise the majority of the older population and have different patterns of illness and health needs than men. Older women tend to have a greater burden of illness including multiple chronic conditions, more functional limitations, and a higher prevalence of disability then older men. It finds that the needs of older adults “disproportionately impacts women” and that there is a mismatch between the way health and supportive care services are organized, and that they are not serving the needs of older women.

The POWER Study is producing a Women's Health Report to serve as an evidence-based tool for policy makers, providers, and consumers in their efforts to improve health and reduce health inequities among Ontario women.

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Visit their website to read online and to download.
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Includes bibliographical references.

Ageways 75: focus on older women

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English
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Online
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Issue 75
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HelpAge International
Publication Date: 
July 2010

Discusses the poor health and other impacts of discrimination on older women in the developing world, while highlighting their abilities and contributions; for example, their caregiving for family members with AIDS and for their orphaned children.

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Available online.
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Includes bibliographic references.

Integrating poverty and gender into health programmes: a sourcebook for health professionals (module on ageing)

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World Health Organization, Western Pacific Region
Publication Date: 
2006

Intended for health professionals, this sourcebook also serves as a good primer for others seeking to understand the complex links between poverty, gender and aging.

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Contact their office to order a copy. Also available online
ISBN/ISSN: 
ISBN 9290612339
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66 pages Price: 10.00 US$ Price for developing countries: 7.00 US$
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