Education to Support Healthy Ageing
Welcome to the Health Education Resource page. Our goal is to provide reliable information for patients, caregivers, families, and health care professionals. We also have a number of materials featuring services available for older adults in Toronto and the Greater Toronto Area. Our education resources are available in printable PDFs for download.
If you have any questions or comments about our education materials, please contact us.
It is important for older adults to have a driving assessment to ensure their safety and the safety of those around them. Find out about driving programs near you and the programs they offer.
Elder Abuse happens when an older person is mistreated or harmed by a person or people they should be able to trust. Read this pamphlet to learn about elder abuse and the different services available in the GTA.
Delirium is a sudden, temporary onset of confusion that affects the way people think and behave. Find out more about treating and managing delirium in older adults.
Encouraging a balanced diet, regular physical exercise, remaining socially active, and avoiding certain behaviours like smoking have been shown to reduce one’s chance of developing a variety of chronic diseases. Learn more about what you can do to promote healthy ageing.
As we get older, we may find it harder to fall and stay asleep. Many older adults may feel less satisfied with the sleep they are getting and feel more tired during the day. Learn more about age-related sleep conditions and what you can do improve your sleeping patterns.
Meals on Wheels provides frozen and hot meals to those who cannot make or buy meals for themselves due to a disability or illness. Find out what which community organizations deliver in your area and when they deliver.
As people grow older, they are more likely to develop long-term health conditions that require taking multiple medications. Read this pamphlet if you or someone you care for is older and takes medications. The information here can help avoid overmedication and harmful drug reactions.
There are a number of not-for-profit community support service agencies that provide assisted door-to-door transportation to older adults. Read this pamphlet to learn more about transportation services in your area and how to contact them.
Falls are the leading cause of injury in Canada for older adults, but are largely preventable. Learn more about the dangers of falls and what you can do to make your home safer.
Learn more about what you and your staff can do to help prevent falls in hospitals.