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Ontario’s leading web destination for trusted health information, services and advice for healthier living. Operated by Ontario Ministry of Health and Long-Term Care.
Help in living with Alzheimer's Disease, whether you yourself have it, or are caring for someone who does. From the Alzheimer Society of Canada.
Arthritis Canada addresses the issues in living well with arthritis: coping strategies, exercises, pain management, as well as medical information. Practical and supportive.
Canadian Cancer Society
Information about The Canadian Cancer Society;
many aspects of cancer including warning signs, early detection methods and treatment; how you can get involved in the fight against cancer;
the latest cancer research results.
Canadian Hearing Society
Canadian MedicAlert Foundation
What is MedicAlert, who needs it, articles, fact sheets, press releases.
Canadian Red Cross
National Red Cross News, events, publications, volunteering, donating.
Caregivers' Association of Ontario
Comprehensive online information for informal and formal caregivers
Centres for Disease Control and Prevention(CDC)
Promote health and quality of life by preventing and controlling disease, injury, and disability
Crohn's and Colitis
Foundation of Canada
Dental Care Tips for Seniors
Natural teeth, dentures, oral self-exams. Dental advice to keep a smile on your face, from New Brunswick Health Services.
A regional crisis line for French-speaking women available 24/7 offered by our non-profit organization Oasis centre des femmes. The line is available to French-speaking women victims and survivors of violence in South Central and Southwestern Ontario. Also offers counseling, advocacy, workshops and various other services in our downtown center. Call 1-877-679-2229 or 416-657-2229.
Dozens of useful articles on fitness and exercise. All useful; many specific to seniors issues. From the Canadian Fitness and Lifestyle Research Institute.
A friendly, easy-to-use gateway that offers information and
online resources focused on mental health, elder care, and aging well.
Health Canada's Aging and Seniors Web Resource
From the federal government comes this site full of informative and interesting resources for Canadian senior citizens. In both English and French.
Health for Seniors
Handling common health problems for seniors: sleeping, constipation, depression, blood pressure, diabetes, exercise. From New Brunswick Health Services.
Health News for Seniors
The latest news stories on health issues of interest to Canadian seniors. Canoe website.
Healthy Eating During the Prime Years
Great article with the details of what we need to eat and why.
A personal account of recovery from a total hip replacement; tips on what to do and what not to do; coping skills to manage more effectively after hip surgery.
Home Safety Guide for Seniors
Health Canada information about keeping your home safe and yourself healthy.
Huntington Society of Canada
Kidney Foundation of Canada
Fund of Canada
The Lewy Body Disease Association
LBD is a neurological disorder that includes symptoms associated with Alzheimer's disease, clinical features of Parkinson's disease, fluctuations in cognitive performance and, finally, visual and/or auditory hallucinations.
Lymphoma Research Foundation Canada
Medicare information and resources from Health Canada.
Society of Canada
National Eating Disorder Information Centre
North American Chronic Pain Association of Canada
Ontario Lung Association
Lung health information, medical research, community services and events, volunteer opportunities.
Ontario Ministry of Health and Long-Term Care
Ontario Network for the Prevention of Elder Abuse (416)978-1716
Osteoporosis Society of Canada
Parkinson Foundation of Canada
Pulmonary Hypertension Society of Ontario
Sleep/Wake Disorders Canada
Archive of articles about various sleep disorders
Thyroid Home Page
Provides thyroid patients and their families with accurate and helpful information about thyroid disease.
Veterans Services and Programs
Veterans Affairs Canada information on health care services and benefits, and the eligibility requirements. Disability pensions and allowances are also covered.