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National Senior Safety Week

Canada Safety Council pays special attention to keeping mature Canadians healthy, independent and safe.  This awareness campaign and the diffusion of the necessary information to enhance the safety of everyday living is a vital part of the Canada Safety Council’s mandate.

Safety Starts at Home

Safety Starts at Home

One of the most noticeable effects of this pandemic for all Canadians has been more time spent at home. For seniors, the woes of long-term care homes have been well documented. But what of those who have lived in their own homes and continue to do so? It’s a sad truth...

Don’t Fall for Trip Hazards!

Don’t Fall for Trip Hazards!

It’s an unfortunate fact of life that there tends to be a correlation between an aging population and hospitalization rates. With Canada being comprised of an ever-growing number of senior citizens, it’s important to know what’s causing these hospital visits so we can...

Being Smart on Smartphones and Social Networks

Being Smart on Smartphones and Social Networks

A study from Statistics Canada revealed that seniors are the fastest growing segment of Internet users in Canada and that 69 per cent of Canadians aged 55 to 64 and 18 per cent of those 75 years and older own a smartphone. In addition to adopting mobile technologies...

Physical Activity the Key to Healthy Living

Thoughts of reduced stress and activity levels go hand in hand with the idea of retirement, whether the job you’re leaving has been interesting, motivating, dull or mind numbing. A lifetime of hard work and perseverance has finally paid off, allowing for a lifestyle...

Old Age is Not a Crime

Old Age is Not a Crime

Old age is not a crime.

Yet far too often in Canada, our seniors are made to feel like they’re a burden, an inconvenience, and a problem. This needs to stop.

National Senior Safety Week is November 6-12 and the Canada Safety Council, in conjunction with Juniper Park\TBWA, have decided to showcase the severity and the complexity of elder abuse.

Common Scams & Critical Thinking

Common Scams & Critical Thinking

Technology offers many benefits and advantages, but sadly some users have nefarious objectives and use technology to prey on vulnerable members of our community, including seniors. In the context of 2018’s National Senior Safety Week, held November 6 – 12, the Canada...

Be prudent with medications

Approximately two thirds of seniors in Canada over the age of 65 have five or more drug prescriptions. Approximately a quarter have 10 prescriptions or more. Having elderly patients using multiple medications is far from a new phenomenon. Most of us know a senior in...