Senior Safety

Seniors can face many difficulties as they grow older. Canada Safety Council provides safety tips to help in the aging process, and what seniors can do to make their home free of safety hazards.

Drugs and the Older Driver

No matter what your age, being able to drive means independence. This independence comes with the responsibility to drive safely. Older drivers are very likely to be taking several medications, some of which may affect driving skills. To be a safe driver, you need to...

How to Prevent Falls in the Home

Talk to your doctor about falls prevention. Have regular vision and hearing tests. Take prescription and over-the-counter medications correctly. Keep a medication record and review it regularly with your doctor. Tell your doctor if your medication makes you dizzy or...

Safety Tips for the Older Driver

Maintaining a driver's license is an important issue of independence for older Canadians, especially to those who have driven for most of their life. The aging process brings changes that can affect the older driver's ability to drive safely. These include: reduced...

Safety Tips for Winter Walking

When the winter air is crisp and the ground is covered with snow, there’s nothing like taking a walk to enjoy the beauty of the season — and walking is one of the best ways to keep fit. On the other hand, winter can be a challenging time of year to get out and about....

Home Adaptation Checklist

The majority of seniors wish to continue to live in their own homes for as long as possible. However, many homes are not designed to meet their changing needs as they age. This checklist identifies adaptations that could help prevent accidents and enhance...