Should all seniors get the COVID-19 vaccine before essential workers?

With access to COVID-19 vaccines slowly expanding across Canada, some experts are emphasizing that age should be the main priority, even over some essential workers. The director of geriatrics at … Read More

Toronto non-profit bringing virtual reality to seniors for chance to relive memories

A non-profit launched by a Toronto palliative care physician and a music producer aim to give seniors a chance to relive their fondest memories while also improving their health and … Read More

Number of Atlantic Canadians over 75 will double in 20 years, posing health-care challenges

HALIFAX – A new study says the number of seniors in Atlantic Canada will increase by 32 per cent over the next 20 years, putting added pressure on the region’s … Read More

Seniors living independently feel ‘forgotten’ as others prioritized for COVID-19 vaccines

Dr. Samir Sinha’s phone rang on Saturday, as he said it often does these days. This time, the patient calling was a 90-year-old Holocaust survivor. “[He] called me on Saturday … Read More

Long-term care homes remain vulnerable to second COVID-19 wave, insiders say

Fear and anxiety have taken over in Canada’s long-term care homes amid the COVID-19 pandemic, and industry insiders say it will take more than a federal band-aid solution to fix … Read More

Many seniors don’t own a smartphone. Experts say it might be a ‘gap’ in tracking apps

As Canada steadies its coronavirus cases, contact tracing is quickly becoming the backbone of control and containment. A federally backed tracing app is on the horizon, and experts have said that … Read More

COVID-19 cases in long-term care inspire redesign, reform of institutional-style homes

Some private operators of personal care homes want the province of Alberta to consider making them part of the public system that takes care of our aging population. Karen Cazemier, … Read More

Seniors to receive special COVID-19 benefit in July: Trudeau

By Staff The Canadian Press Posted June 4, 2020 1:11 pm Smaller font Descrease article font size –A Larger font Increase article font size A+ OTTAWA — Prime Minister Justin … Read More

More Canadian women have COVID-19 and are dying as a result. Here’s some possible reasons why

More men have died from COVID-19, the disease caused by the novel coronavirus, across the world than women — except in Canada. According to the latest data from the Public … Read More

‘It’s horrific’: 68 dead from COVID-19 outbreak at U.S. veteran long-term care home

Nearly 70 residents sickened with the coronavirus have died at a Massachusetts home for aging veterans, as state and federal officials try to figure out what went wrong in the … Read More