Older Adult Resources


Aging: The New Frontier - Promoting a Strong Social Work Presence for the Aging Century (2011)
This article provides an overview of a workshop, which discussed current trends as well as leading social work practices and opportunities in the exciting field of Gerontological Social Work practice. 

Open Source:

Public Health Agency of Canada, Division of Aging and Seniors: 
Falls and Related Injuries Among Older Canadians: Fall­ Related Hospitalizations and Prevention Initiatives (2010)
The report is available on Internet at the following address: http://www.hiphealth.ca/media/research_cemfia_phac_epi_and_inventor_20100610.pdf

This report presents a thorough analysis of the Canadian hospitalization data for fall‐related injuries among persons aged 65 years and older using a methodology that addresses issues of standardization. This is followed by the results of a scan of fall prevention programs currently operating across Canada. 

Prepared for the Healthy Aging and Wellness Working Group of the Federal/Provincial/Territorial (F/P/T) Committee of Officials (Seniors): 
Healthy Aging in Canada: A New Vision, A Vital Investment From Evidence to Action (2006)
The report is available on Internet at the following address: http://www.health.gov.nl.ca/health/publications/vision_rpt_e.pdf. This paper presents some background information about seniors and their health, describes a new vision for healthy aging and makes the case for investing in healthy aging now. It provides suggestions on the implications for policy and practice in five key areas of focus: social connectedness, physical activity, healthy eating, falls prevention and tobacco control. 

Volunteer Canada: 
Volunteering and Older Adults (2013)
The report is available on Internet at the following address: http://volunteer.ca/content/volunteering-and-older-adults-final-report. This report seeks to raise awareness of the characteristics of today's seniors and baby boomers and to help policy makers develop programs and policies that more strategically respond to both the needs and the assets of older adults.

Dr. Samir K. Sinha, MD, DPhil, FRCPC, Provincial Lead, Ontario’s Seniors Strategy:
Living Longer, Living Well (2012)
Report Submitted to the Minister of Health and Long-Term Care and the Minister Responsible for Seniors on recommendations to Inform a Seniors Strategy for Ontario.