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A Quick Guide to Healthy Aging (CA)- After years of hard work, it's time to reap the benefits. Likely, you have more time now to do the things you love, such as traveling, visiting loved ones, and pursuing your passions. However, as we age, we may be at a greater risk for a number of physical and mental illnesses. While we are unable to control our chronological age, there is increasing evidence to suggest that age is, in fact, just a number. Your chronological age does not have to determine your health, mobility, or happiness. Leading a healthy and active lifestyle can make you happier and healthier now and in the future. Keep reading to learn more.
 
Combatting Isolation (CA)- It's not uncommon to hear stories of seniors who are 'shut ins' - those who are isolated and do not leave their homes. It may happen because of physical issues and disabilities, mental health issues like depression or perhaps, a bit of both. Regardless of the cause, the outcome is never good.
 
Dealing with Progressive and Chronic Illness (CA)- As we age there are a whole host of progressive and chronic illnesses that may impact our independence & functioning significantly. Some of these illnesses are troubling for the person and caregivers/family alike as they come to terms with the diagnosis and need for care.
 
Attention Seniors: Implement These Tools for an Improved Yoga Routine (ON)- Despite having been practiced on the other side of the world for thousands of years, yoga has recently been taking the Western world by storm. What started out as a spiritual practice has now been proven by studies to contribute to a person’s health—so much so, in fact, that some seniors are incorporating this practice into their daily routine along with vitamins and doctor’s visits.
 
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Obstacles to Effective Pain Relief: Why we may struggle with finding appropriate treatment for low back pain (CA)- Lower back pain can affect your ability to perform and function well in many areas of life. This includes many basic activities of daily living, household duties, yard work and gardening, or recreational sports like golfing or tennis, to name a few. These often become progressively more challenging and difficult to perform when complicated with lower back problems.
 
HealthLink BC (BC)- Recognizing that people at different life stages have different types of concerns and questions related to their health, the government of BC has created a website with a host of different topics relevant to residents as they move through the life cycle.