THE FOURTH STAGE OF LIFE
Want to live a longer and healthier life? We should each do our best to live in good health for as long as we can. This is the greatest gift we can give ourselves and since knowledge is power, we invite you to learn more about aging well and how to prepare now for the future you desire!
ISSUE 2: FLEXIBILITY IN LIFE & WORK
Welcome to issue two of our newsletter! Are you an older worker? Did you know the amount of workers over age 55 has doubled in the last 20 years? Employers are realizing that a multigenerational workforce provides a competitive advantage as their customer base is also aging.
Click ‘Read More” to read this issue and learn how to build more flexibility in your life and work!
ISSUE 3: HOUSING NEEDS
Did you know that housing and healthy aging are intertwined? Based on a 2022 study by the National Institute of Aging, 100% of surveyed Canadian seniors express a desire to remain in their homes as they age.
This issue addresses the vital topic of aging in place and the important things you should consider when making your plans.
ISSUE 4: CAREGIVING
When it comes to caregiving, it is important to plan for the health and happiness of both you and your loved ones. Social workers and health professionals may take on the role of a caregiver, but family members and friends often assume this role most frequently.
A common misconception in Canada is that healthcare is free, and as a result, many families are not financially or emotionally prepared for the caregiving journey. This issue, linked below, is filled with resources that can help.
ISSUE 5: SOCIAL INCLUSION & RISKS OF SOCIAL ISOLATION
Did you know that social inclusion is a crucial aspect of healthy aging? A recent report showed that 20% of Canadian seniors do not have a single person to reach out to in case of emergency. Another shocking statistic we discovered was that being lonely is as harmful as smoking 15 cigarettes a day, and poses a significant risk for mortality.
This newsletter is full of information to educate and support older adults about the importance of maintaining social ties. Learn the risks, how to mitigate them and stay connected!
ISSUE 6: HEALTH – FOOD & NUTRITION
Coming October 1st!
ISSUE 7: BRAIN AND MENTAL HEALTH
Coming October 16th!