As a society, Canada is increasingly faced with the challenge of building on the strengths and meeting the needs of an aging society with fewer resources. By the year 2011, members of the "baby boom" generation begin to turn 65. By 2030, it is projected that almost one quarter of the population will be 60 years of age or older. Healthy aging is an achievable goal. The following resources provide information to support a healthy lifestyle in later years.
Aging Well: The Complete Guide to Physical and Emotional Health (613.0438 WEI 2000)
Drawing upon the expertise of top specialists at Harvard Medical School, this book provides practical prescriptions for staying healthy and minimizing the effects of aging.
Grow Younger, Live Longer : 10 Steps to Reverse Aging (LP 613 CHO 2001)
Chopra presents a program to enhance mind/body integration that he contends will help reverse aging.
The author explains the aging process and offers practical guidelines for maintaining good health while growing older.
Mayo Clinic on Healthy Aging (LP 613.0438 MAY 2003)
This book provides information you can use to successfully manage the aging process and maintain or improve the quality of your living.
The Canadian Retirement Guide (332.0240140971 ODO 2004)
This handbook is a comprehensive guide to aging, retirement, caregiving and health.
The Encyclopedia of Health and Aging : The Complete Guide to Well-Being in Your Later Years (613.0438 MIC 2001 )
The Encyclopedia of Health and Aging is an easy-to-understand and reassuring book that encourages us to retain a sense of independence and control over health and well-being. It looks at older age in a new way -- as a time when we can still feel good about ourselves, our bodies, our accomplishments, and our wisdom.
The Johns Hopkins Medical Guide to Health After 50 : The Latest Recommendations from the Hopkins Specialists (613.0434 JOH 2002)
Every major medical problem most likely to affect adult men and women is covered from age-related complaints to disorders of the brain, heart, and digestive tract.
The Merck Manual of Health & Aging (613.0438 MER 2004)
In addition to common age-related diseases and disorders, this guide also focuses on a variety of other age-related issues such as long-term and end-of-life care, hospitalization, elder abuse, exercise and more.
The Okinawa Program: How the World's Longest-lived People Achieve Everlasting Health - and How You Can Too (613 WIL 2001)
There is nothing more universal than the desire to slow down the aging process, to live a long, full life with health, energy, and independence. The Okinawa Program presents the first evidence-based program to make this possible.
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