National Senior Safety Week

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

Take Five to Prevent Falls

As the Canadian population ages, injury and death from falls are on the rise. This National Senior Safety Week, November 6 to 12, the Canada Safety Council challenges all Canadians to commit to “take five to prevent falls.” With these easy steps, we can all reduce the...

Drug Safety for Seniors

The Canada Safety Council's National Senior Safety Week is November 6 - 12. Many older Canadians are on multiple medications to treat a wide spectrum of ailments and improve quality of life. But without taking proper precautions, these life-saving and life-improving...

Preventing Elder Abuse

Every year, elderly Canadians are abused in their own homes, in relatives’ homes, and even in facilities responsible for their care. It is estimated that between four and 10 per cent of seniors in Canada experience some kind of abuse. And one in five Canadians...

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...

Healthy Active Living

As Canadians get older, their bodies and lives change, some of these changes can lead to chronic diseases like diabetes, heart disease, and various kinds of cancer. Sometimes people assume these conditions are a natural part of growing older, but research indicates...