Manitoba

Seniors and Healthy Aging Secretariat

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Documents Released at the Direction of the Federal-Provincial/Territorial Ministers Responsible for Seniors


Healthy Aging in Canada

Healthy Aging in Canada: A New Vision, A vital Investment provides state of the art information and evidence about aging well, including social connectedness, physical activity, health eating, injury prevention, and smoking cessation. Optimizing health at any age is a key factor to successful and positive aging, and is associated with a lowered risk of disease and disease-related disability; high mental and physical function; and active engagement with life.


A series of Fact Sheets on everyday technologies and older Canadians

These fact sheets may be helpful to those who are new users or who may be considering using technology for the first time. The fact sheets take a close look at specific technologies and provide tips and strategies suggested by older adults. They also uncover myths about aging and seniors' use of technology and look at the challenges facing us as we all grow older and encounter new ways of doing things.

The fact sheets in the series include:

  1. Series Overview PDF
     
  2. Telecommunications: Phones and More PDF
     
  3. Looking After Your Money: Technology and Banking PDF
     
  4. Computers: Getting Online -- Using the Internet PDF
     
  5. For the Good of Your Health: Technology and Health Care PDF
     
  6. How are Everyday Technologies Kept Safe? PDF
     
  7. Older Adults Mean Business! PDF

A Best Practices Guide for the Prevention of Falls Among Seniors Living in the Community

This Guide was prepared for the Federal, Provincial, Territorial Ministers Responsible for Seniors in response to the Ministers' request for a review of falls prevention programs and practices. The purpose of this guide is to provide the evidence for effective approaches for reducing injury among seniors and the efficient means of delivering prevention programs. The Guide presents the findings of a systematic review of falls prevention programs and focuses on thirty-four studies that evaluated the effectiveness of falls prevention strategies for community-dwelling seniors. Based on these studies, the Guide then discusses effective interventions and strategies.


An Inventory of Canadian Programs for the Prevention of Falls Among Seniors Living in the Community

This inventory, prepared for the Federal, Provincial, Territorial Ministers Responsible for Seniors, presents the results from a national compilation of Canadian programs designed to reduce falls or fall-related injuries among community-dwelling seniors. The main goal of this inventory is to identify the scope and type of falls prevention activities being offered to community-dwelling seniors in Canada in order to provide evidence for effective approaches for reducing injury among seniors, and to highlight efficient means of delivering prevention programs.

The Inventory is a companion document to A Best Practices Guide for the Prevention of Falls Among Seniors Living in the Community.


Age-Friendly Workplaces

Manitoba's working population is aging rapidly and employers are expressing concerns that they may experience a loss of knowledge, skills and experience as these individuals retire from the workforce. These two publications: Age-Friendly Workplaces: Promoting Older Worker Participation PDF and A Self-Assessment Tool for Employers PDF were developed by the Federal/Provincial/Territorial Ministers Responsible for Seniors as resources for employers to review current practices and develop new ways to retain older workers.


What every older Canadian should know about Powers of Attorney (for financial matters and property) and Joint Bank Accounts

The "What every older Canadian should know about Powers of Attorney (for financial matters and property) and Joint Bank Accounts" brochure identifies some of the risks, benefits and possible unintended consequences of granting someone a Power of Attorney or opening a joint bank account. It is meant to assist older adults and their families initiate conversations regarding the use and misuse of these two financial management tools and help support informed decision-making.

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