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Aging and Wellness

Aging and wellness

As we age our bodies change, and sometimes we might feel like our body is betraying us. This, however, happens for many people, before the age of 65, and has a lot to do with the presence of chronic disease.  We must accept ourselves as well are, and optimize our physical, emotional, and cognitive health, to achieve the quality of life we desire.

One of the main challenges humans face, when getting older, is the risk of falling.  A fall is often the incident that steals away the ability to live independently.  Your risk is dependent on many factors, including your physical environment, as well as your health and wellbeing.  A fall is often the result of ill health and frailty.

Social interaction, medications, pain, activity level, bone density, oral health, diet, and much more are all important in our overall health and well-being.

  • Preventing a fall
  • optimizing your health
  • optimizing your safety
  • challenging ageism

The health unit works with partners to promote health and prevent injuries in our communities.


  • Collaborate with community partners invested in older adults’ health and wellness.
  • Provide research, best practice, and resources for community stakeholders.
  • Assess and modify our community participation to achieve desired outcomes for older adults.  
  • Advocate for a public health approach including policy change and reorientation of services to increase health and wellbeing in older adults.

What Matters to Your Health

Fall Prevention

An injury from a fall can be a life-changing event for an older adult. Identifying fall risk factors and preventing a fall is important.  Optimizing health and wellness is one of the best ways to reduce your risk of having a life changing fall.

For more information:

Call Health Connection at 705-721-7520 or 1-877-721-7520, Monday to Friday, 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.

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