This toolkit shares information on how home providers and home seekers have the ability to live in affordable, shared accomodateion inclusive of respce, choice and dignity and of mutual benefit to all.  

This resource is intended to help raise awareness of issues of senior abuse in the lives of senior Aboriginal women, their families and communities. It is meant to help promote the safety and well-being of our seniors and Elders, both women and men, and to honour them as they would be traditionally.

Hearing loss is an important health concern which is often unrecognized and undertreated. Hearing loss can have many emotional and social consequences including social isolation, depression, safety issues, mobility limitations and reduced income and employment opportunities. In older adults, hearing loss has also been shown to be associated with poor quality of life and functional limitations.

Accurate information and continued research on the aging process are critical as Americans age. This brochure contains information about older Americans and attempts to dispel the myths regarding that age group. What's important to remember about people over age 65 is that while many begin to experience some physical limitations, they learn to live with them and lead happy and productive lives.

This report from the Health Council of Canada provides an overview of issues related to the health disparities between First Nations, Inuit and Métis senior populations.  In comparison to the larger Canadian population, a significantly larger proportion of Aboriginal seniors live on low incomes and in poor health, with multiple chronic conditions and disabilities. 68 pages. Last reviewed February 2017.

This paper analyses the health care challenges facing Aboriginal seniors in urban Canada. The authors investigate which policy approaches are needed to improve the health and well-being of urban Aboriginal Seniors. Last reviewed February 2017.

The authors of this paper aimed to present an overview of the potential barriers and the factors, which may restrict ethnic minority patients from using health services, according to the literature available.  They warn against making generalizations and to look at the myriad of potential barriers for each individual.  Last reviewed February 2017.

The author of this article explains why it is necessary to undertake additional research on the physiological, economic, and social needs of Canadian immigrant elders. It is also emphasized that attempts should be made to better inform them of the programs and services available to them and to include their participation in the decision process on the questions that touch them the most. 4 pages.  Last reviewed February 2017.

The authors conducted a scoping review to examine the available literature on the health of older immigrant women in Canada. Their findings suggest that older immigrant women tend to have more health problems, underutilize preventive services, such as cancer screening, and experience more difficulties in accessing healthcare services. 12 pages. Last reviewed February 2017.

The authors take a thorough look at Canadian policies which are meant to support older people but which may infact worsen inequalities.  In particular they review pension schemes and long term care services.  They suggest that Canada can use existing approaches to build policies which are more equitable for older people's health.  Last reviewed February 2017.