Resources

senior resources

 

Canadian Statistics and Resources

 

Canada’s population is in the midst of a fundamental shift. In 2012, almost one in seven Canadians was a senior; yet by 2030, that number will jump to nearly one in four. This extraordinary change in the demographics presents new opportunities for Canadian society. Seniors in Canada are a rapidly growing segment of the population and are also living longer and healthier lives than previous generations.

 

In 2014, over 6 million Canadians were aged 65 or older, representing 15.6 percent of Canada’s population. By 2030 seniors will number over 9.5 million and make up 23 percent of Canadians. Additionally, by 2036, the average life expectancy at birth for women will rise to 86.2 from the current 84.2 and 82.9 years from current 80 for men.

 

Approximately one-third of adults age 65 years or older fall in their home each year, resulting in injury, long-term disability and premature loss of independence. Falls account for 85% of seniors’ injury-related hospitalizations, making this the leading cause of injury-related admissions for seniors. The average Canadian senior had to stay in a hospital 10 days longer for falls than for any other cause. Falls are associated with over 1/3 of all admissions to long-term care facilities after being released from the hospital.

 

Apart from personal suffering, loss of independence and lower quality of life, the costs to the health system are enormous, approximately $3.4 billion annually is spent on direct health care costs related to falls. In an effort to help reduce and prevent falls and their associated costs Age Safe® Canada offers the Senior Home Safety Specialist™.

 

Approximately half of all falls that lead to hospitalization among seniors occur at home.

 

 

 

Public Health Agency of Canada:

The PHAC empowers Canadians to improve their health. In partnership with others, its activities focus on preventing disease and injuries, promoting good physical and mental health, and providing information to support informed decision making. It values scientific excellence and provides national leadership in response to public health threats.

https://www.canada.ca/en/public-health.html

 

The Safe Living Guide:

http://www.phac-aspc.gc.ca/seniors-aines/publications/public/injury-blessure/safelive-securite/index-eng.php

 

 

Canada Safety Council

https://canadasafetycouncil.org/senior-safety

 

 

Canadian Institute for Health Information

https://www.cihi.ca/en/injuries-among-seniors

 

 

Canadian Caregiver Coalition

https://mcconnellfoundation.ca/grant/canadian-caregiver-coalition-ccc

 

 

Elder Abuse Helpline
1-888-489-2287

https://www.canada.ca/en/public-health/services/health-promotion/aging-seniors/elder-abuse.html

 

 

Seniors Abuse Help Line
780-454-8888

 

Canadian Hospice Palliative Care Association

Tel: 613-241-3663
Toll Free: 1-800-668-2785
Living Lessons® Hospice Palliative Care
Info Line: 1-877-203-4636

http://www.chpca.net/

 

81% of injury hospitalizations among seniors in 2017–2018 were due to falls. Research suggests that falls are the direct cause of 95% of all hip fractures, unfortunately leading to death in 20% of cases.

 

 

Heart & Stroke Foundation of Canada

222 Queen Street, Suite 1402
Ottawa, ON K1P 5V9
Telephone (613)569-4361

http://www.heartandstroke.com

 

 

Public Health Agency of Canada

http://www.phac-aspc.gc.ca
http://www.phac-aspc.gc.ca/seniors-aines/faq/gen/gen-eng.php

 

 

Canadian Association of Retired Persons (CARP)
416-363-8748
http://www.carp.ca/

 

 

The Royal Canadian Legion
905-841-7999
http://www.legion.ca/

 

 

Older Women’s Network
416-214-1518
http://olderwomensnetwork.org/

 

 

Income Security – Pensions
1-800-277-9914
https://www.canada.ca/en/services/benefits/publicpensions.html

 

 

Veterans Affairs Canada
1 800 647 1822
http://www.veterans.gc.ca/

 

 

Health Canada
613-957-2991
http://www.hc-sc.gc.ca/index-eng.php

 

 

 

ALZHEIMER SOCIETIES

 

Alzheimer Society of B.C.
#300 – 828 West 8th Ave.
Vancouver, BC V5Z 1E2
Tel: (604) 681-6530
Toll-free: 1-800-667-3742 (B.C. only)
E-mail: info@alzheimerbc.org
Web: www.alzheimerbc.org

 

 

Alzheimer Society of Alberta and Northwest Territories
10531 Kingsway Avenue
Edmonton Alberta T5H 4K1
Tel: (780) 488-2266
Toll-free: 1-866-950-5465 (AB and NWT only)
E-mail: info@alzheimer.ab.ca
Web: www.alzheimer.ab.ca

 

 

Alzheimer Society Of Saskatchewan

301 – 2550 – 12th Ave.
Regina, SK S4P 3X1
Tel: (306) 949-4141
Toll-free: 1-800-263-3367 (Saskatchewan only)
E-mail: office@alzheimer.sk.ca
Web: www.alzheimer.ca/en/sk

 

 

Alzheimer Society of Manitoba

Unit 10 – 120 Donald St.
Winnipeg, MB R3C 4G2
Tel: (204) 943-6622
Toll-free: 1-800-378-6699 (Manitoba only)
E-mail: alzmb@alzheimer.mb.ca
Web:www.alzheimer.mb.ca

 

 

Alzheimer Society of Ontario

20 Eglinton Ave. W., 16th floor
Toronto, ON M4R 1K8
Tel: (416) 967-5900
Toll-free: 1-800-879-4226 (Ontario only)
E-mail: staff@alzheimeront.org
Web:www.alzheimer.ca/on

 

 

Federation of Quebec Alzheimer Societies

5165, rue Sherbrooke Ouest, bur. 211
Montreal, QC H4A 1T6
Tel: (514) 369-7891
Toll-free: 1-888-636-6473
E-mail: info@alzheimerquebec.ca
Web:www.alzheimerquebec.ca

 

 

Alzheimer Society of New Brunswick
320 Maple Street, Suite 100,
Fredericton, NB, E3A 3R4
Tel: (506) 459-4280
Toll-free: 1-800-664-8411 (New Brunswick only)
E-mail: info@alzheimernb.ca
Web:www.alzheimernb.ca

 

 

Alzheimer Society of Nova Scotia

112-2717 Gladstone St.
Halifax, NS B3K 0A4
Tel: (902) 422-7961
Toll-free: 1-800-611-6345 (Nova Scotia only)
E-mail: alzheimer@asns.ca
Web:www.alzheimer.ca/ns

 

 

Alzheimer Society of Prince Edward Island
166 Fitzroy St.
Charlottetown, PE C1A 1S1
Tel: (902) 628-2257
Toll-free: 1-866-628-2257
E-mail: society@alzpei.ca
Web:www.alzheimer.ca/pei

 

 

Alzheimer Society of Newfoundland and Labrador
685 Water St.
P.O. Box 37013
St. John’s, NL A1E 5Y2
Tel: (709) 576-0608
Toll-free: 1-877-776-0608 (NL only)
E-mail: alzheimersociety@nf.aibn.com
Web: www.alzheimernl.org

 

 

 

 

Canadian National Institute for the Blind
1-800-563-2642
http://www.cnib.ca/en/Pages/default.aspx

 

 

Canadian Lung Association
1-888-566-5864
http://www.lung.ca/

 

 

Canadian Liver Foundation
1-800-563-5483
http://www.liver.ca/

 

 

Canadian Institute for Health Information
416-481-2002
http://www.cihi.ca/

 

 

Canadian Hearing Society
416-928-2500
http://www.chs.ca/

 

 

Canadian Health Food Association
905-479-6939
https://www.chfa.ca/

 

 

Canadian Diabetes Association
1-800-226-8464
http://www.diabetes.ca/

 

 

Canadian Cancer Society
416-961-7223
http://www.cancer.ca/

 

 

The Kidney Foundation of Canada
1-800-414-3484
http://www.kidney.ca/

 

 

The Arthritis Society
1-800-321-1433
http://www.arthritis.ca/

 

 

 

Parkinson Society Canada
1-800-565-3000
http://www.parkinson.ca/

 

 

Osteoporosis Society of Canada
1-800-463-6842
http://www.osteoporosis.ca/

 

 

Colorectal Cancer Association of Canada
1-877-502-6566
https://www.colorectalcancercanada.com/

 

 

The Ontario Network for the Prevention of Elder Abuse
1-866-299-1011
http://www.onpea.org/

 

 

Ministry of Health and Long-Term Care (ON)
1-800-268-1154
http://www.health.gov.on.ca/en/

 

 

Alliance for Healthier Communities
https://www.allianceon.org/

 

 

Ministry of Health Services (BC)
250-952-3456
http://www.gov.bc.ca/health/

 

 

Healthlink BC
604-822-1330
http://www.healthlinkbc.ca/

 

 

Seniors First BC
604-437-1940
http://seniorsfirstbc.ca/

 

 

Alberta Seniors
1-800-642-3853
http://www.seniors.alberta.ca/

 

 

Alberta Health Services
1-866-408-5465
http://www.albertahealthservices.ca/

 

 

Association québécoise de défense des droits des personnes retraités ou préretraités
514-935-1551
http://www.aqdr.org/

 

 

Get Prepared

https://www.getprepared.gc.ca/cnt/rsrcs/sfttps/index-en.aspx

 

 

CHIP Reverse Mortgage

https://www.chip.ca/reverse-mortgage-resources/lifestyle/preventing-accidents-at-home-tips/

 

 

Fire Safety for Seniors

https://canadasafetycouncil.org/home-fire-safety-for-seniors-what-family-members-can-do-2/

 

 

Get Cyber Safe

https://www.getcybersafe.gc.ca/index-en.aspx

 

 

Safer Home with Standards

https://saferhomestandards.com

 

 

Grants and Rebates for Disabled Homeowners

https://showmethegreen.ca/home/home-improvement/canadian-government-grants-for-disabled-homeowners-2018/

 

 

Provincial and Territorial Resources

https://www.canada.ca/en/employment-social-development/corporate/seniors/forum.html