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Date updated: November 15, 2019

Dehydration is Dangerous for Seniors’ Health

DEHYDRATION IN SENIORS: AN OFTEN-OVERLOOKED HEALTH RISK DailyCaring  blog Dehydration is dangerous for senior health Drinking enough water is important for everyone, but especially for older adults who are at greater risk for dehydration. A UCLA study found that 40% of seniors may be chronically under-hydrated. That can easily lead to dehydration and cause a…

Western Regional Wellness Coalition – Winter 2019 Newsletter

Inside, learn about the New Canada’s Food Guide, find out about recent community and school grant projects, and try the feature recipe. Select the link below to read all about it. http://www.westernwellnesscoalition.com/file.axd?file=%2f2019%2f03%2fWRWC+Newsletter+Winter+2019.pdf

The Canadian Longitudinal Study on Aging Report

The Canadian Longitudinal Study on Aging released their first report on health and aging in Canada. The report presents key findings on a range of aging issues based on information provided by more than 50,000 participants. The Canadian Longitudinal Study on Aging (CLSA) Report on Health and Aging in Canada tells us that: •95% of…

Canada Food Guide

Canada Food Guide Snapshot Canada`s Food Guide – Eat well. Live well. Eat a variety of foods every day. Have plenty of vegetable and fruit (half the plate) Choose whole grain foods (one quarter of the plate) Eat Protein Foods (one quarter of the plate) Make water your drink of choice Canada.ca/FoodGuide

IMPORTANT FACTS TO KNOW ABOUT OLDER ADULT’S DENTAL HEALTH

The Upside to Aging shares a guest post on 13 facts about senior dental health. Seniors should take proper care of themselves whether or not they have dentures. Of particular interest, poor oral health is linked to pneumonia. Both poor oral health and hygiene can lead to seniors accidentally inhaling food and drink. For seniors…

Measuring Your Impact on Loneliness in Later Life

This guidance offers information and advice on choosing and using a scale to measure the impactof your services on loneliness in older age. Recently, Age UK, reported that there is a lack of good evidence on the impact of different types of services on loneliness. Feeling lonely is linked to risk of an earlier death,…

Emergency Preparedness Guide for People with Disabilities – Special Needs

This Emergency Preparedness Guide for People with Disabilities/Special Needspublication was developed in collaboration with Human Resources and Skills Development Canada, Public Health Agency of Canada, the Canadian Red Cross, the St. John Ambulance, The Salvation Army and the Province of Ontario. This publication is available below.

What to Consider When Selecting New Tech for an Aging Loved One

Retiring baby boomers readily take advantage of the technology available to them.  But what about the boomers’ parents? Pew Research reports about 56 percent of those over 80 do not use the internet and 83 percent do not have smartphones. Regardless of the age, social isolation is harmful. Depending on their level of comfort and experience, various…

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