Older women and health

Menopause in Japan means konenki

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English
Owning Org: 
Canadian Women's Health Network (CWHN)
Media Type: 
Paper
Author: 
Margaret Lock
Edition: 
Vol 11, No.4
Publisher: 
Women Healthsharing
Publication Date: 
1990
Publication Place: 
Toronto, ON

This article explores the different experiences and understandings of menopause for women in Japan as compared to women in North America. Acknowledges the power of language in shaping our experiences. 

POWER study: older women's health

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English
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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Includes bibliographical references.

Still doing it: the intimate lives of women over 60

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English
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Paper
Author: 
Dierdre Fischel
Diana Holtzberg
Publisher: 
Penguin
Publication Date: 
2010

This book explores the lives of older women. Partnered, single, straight, gay, black and white nine extraordinary women, age 67-87, express with startling honesty and humor how they feel about themselves, sexuality and love in later life and the poignant realities of aging. This was also made into a movie.

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ISBN/ISSN: 
ISBN-10: 1583333207
ISBN-13: 978-1583333204
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Contains bibliographical references and index. 208 pages

British Columbia Seniors’ Healthy Living Secretariat

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Organization Type: 
Governmental Body
Service Language: 
English
Services Provided: 
Health promotion
Information provision and referral
Community education/development
Policy development

Has a broad stewardship role for implementation of the British Columbia Seniors' Healthy Living Framework across government and with other important partners. Builds upon successful programs that support older people, makes sure information on these programs is easy to find and understand and forges innovative partnerships with others who play an important role in the lives of older people – such as local government, business and community organizations.

Primary Telephone: 
250 387-6121
Secondary Telephone: 
604 660-2421
Email Address: 
EnquiryBC@gov.bc.ca
TTY/TDD: 
604 775-0303, 1 800 661-8773
Tollfree Phone Number: 
1 800 663-7867
City: 
Victoria
Province: 
British Columbia
Country: 
Canada

Health status and health needs of older immigrant women: individual, community, and societal and policy links

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English
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Online
Publisher: 
Ontario Women’s Health Network
Publication Date: 
2007

Examines the impact of social policy on the health status of older immigrant women and the health and social service seeking patterns of older immigrant women.

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Available online.
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Includes bibliographic references.
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