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Senior Health and Wellbeing

Information and Resources for Senior Health and Wellbeing

During a person’s advancing years, regular attention to physical and mental health becomes very important. From light exercise and proper nutrition to consistent mental stimulation, seniors, like everyone else, need an active and health-conscious lifestyle to ensure optimal physical and mental wellbeing.

Below is a collection of articles and resources created by Comfort Keepers Canada to provide information about Senior Health and Wellbeing and related topics.

Featured Articles on Senior Health and Wellbeing:


Where Falls Stand One of the greatest threats to senior wellbeing and quality of life is falling. In fact, falls … Read More

A Good Day Gone Bad Ticks. These small arachnids get to us through a behavior known as questing, in which … Read More

Quality, Not Quantity The older we get, the harder it becomes to get a good night’s sleep. Beginning in our … Read More

Falling Down Think back to when you were a child and all the times you fell down, whether from roughhousing … Read More

Skating By In the midst of our daily lives, it’s not uncommon for us to push our body’s nutritional needs … Read More

An Alarming Trend It’s not uncommon to associate alcohol consumption with younger age groups, but studies show that drinking among … Read More

An Unsung Hero The liver is one of the body’s true powerhouses – an organ that performs a staggering number … Read More

Diabetic eye diseases affecting Canada’s seniors: it’s estimated that 90% of seniors and elders with type 1 diabetes will be affected by diabetic retinopathy, and 19% of new cases of diabetes-related blindness occur in those 45-64 years of age.

Senior breast cancer: It’s estimated that 1 in 9 Canadian women will be diagnosed with breast cancer in their lifetime – making it the most commonly diagnosed cancer in women and an important risk for senior caregivers to be aware of.

Senior fire safety: according to the NFPA (National Fire Protection Association), the leading cause of fire deaths in the home for adults 65 years of age and older is smoking. The second leading cause is heating equipment.

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