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Healthy Living

Seniors

Canadians are enjoying longer life spans and better health than ever before. The proportion of seniors in the Canadian population is expected to double by 2025. Health Canada is proactively conducting research and planning to better understand the needs of Canadian seniors and to ensure that programs and services respond to Canada's demographic aging.

What Can You Do?

If you are a senior, look for ways to keep yourself healthy, strong and flexible. Staying healthy is an important way for you to keep your independence. There are four determinants that play key roles in healthy aging:

What Information is Available?

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Staying healthy is important, both for seniors and for society. Health Canada and the Public Health Agency of Canada, through its Next link will take you to another Web site Division of Aging and Seniors, work to ensure knowledge and expertise are shared to help seniors stay healthy. Read the following resources to learn more: