Health


The Age Friendly Edmonton Healthy Aging Working Group has developed two resources to provide health and wellness information to seniors. The Healthy Aging Information Series is a list of over 40 free presentations offered by local professionals. Contact speakers directly to book a presentation and contact the Healthy Aging Information Series Coordinator once you have booked a session at 780-893-0713 or afehaiscoord@gmail.comHealthy Aging Phone Chats are interactive sessions that seniors can engage in from their own home via the telephone.
Summary report from the the November 2014 forum “What’s Stopping Us? Innovating for Seniors’ Health and Wellness” presented by the Covenant Health Network of Excellence in Seniors’ Health and Wellness. The forum focused on community-based approaches to seniors’ health and wellness. 
Physical Activity Promotion for Older Adults: A Step by Step Guide provides an overview of physical activity promotion for older adults, as well as direction, practical tips, and resources to support health promotion efforts focused on promoting awareness, informing policy, and developing programs (Physical Activity Resource Centre, Ontario)
Active Living resources for practitioners such as tip sheets on a variety of topics and Healthy Living Workshop Toolkit (Active Aging Canada)
World Report on Ageing and Health (World Health Organization, 2015)
Fire Safety Education Programs (Alberta's Office of the Fire Commissioner)
Alberta Health Services Continuing Care Information (programs and services related to home care, supportive living, long-term care, hospice and end of life care)
Public Health Agency of Canada information on health promotion and injury prevention for seniors
McMaster Optimal Aging Portal includes research summaries written in plain language and web resources that have been reviewed and rated
Tip sheets on healthy eating, physical activity, brain fitness, falls prevention in many languages (Active Living Coalition for Older Adults)
Prevention in Hand (College of Family Physicians of Canada and the Public Health Agency of Canada)
The Alberta Centre for Active Living loans pedometer kits to health promotion and workplace wellness practitioners in Alberta.
Discovery Toolkit for Supporting Family Caregivers of Seniors (University of Alberta and Covenant Health, 2015)
Advance Care Planning Recommendations Infographic and Report (Advance Care Planning Collaborative Research and Innovation Opportunities, 2016)
 
 
 

Falls Prevention

Finding Balance is a campaign designed to increase awareness of falls prevention among older Albertans. The campaign, coordinated by the Injury Prevention Centre, promotes real life strategies older adults can implement to reduce their risk of falling. They provide many useful resources such as fact sheets, multi-language handouts, posters, brochures, etc.
National Falls Prevention Resource Center (National Council on Aging)