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Mesothelioma in Canada

After climbing steadily over the past two decades, Canada’s mesothelioma cancer rate is now one of the highest in the world. This resource informs about asbestos, mesothelioma, it's treatment and more.

Asbestos.com


Aging Well: Information for Seniors

The Ontario government has gathered in one place a whole range of supports and services designed to help you lead a healthy, active and engaged life over 65.  The topics addressed include health and wellness, transportation, housing, etc.

Ontario.ca - Aging Well 


New Vaccine for Shingles

Advocates for Canadian seniors are calling on provincial governments to cover the cost of a new, more effective vaccine, Shingrix, to protect against shingles, a painful illness that can have debilitating consequences for older patients.

Read more from the CBC.


RX Dangers

RxDangers.com aims to be your trusted resource, educating the public about all defective medical devices and dangerous medications that are available on the market today. We accomplish our mission by providing you with a one-stop resource where you can find comprehensive information about these defective drugs and medical devices. Our website strives to keep you up-to-date with FDA Recalls, and our goal is to spread awareness, creating a safer environment for all consumers.

RXDangers.com


Canadian Longitudinal Study on Aging

Transforming everyday life into extraordinary ideas, the Canadian Longitudinal Study on Aging is a large, national, long-term study that will follow approximately 50,000 men and women between the ages of 45 and 85 for at least 20 years.  The ultimate aim of the CLSA is to find ways to improve the health of Canadians by better understanding the aging process and the factors that shape the way we age.

http://www.clsa-elcv.ca


 

McMaster University Optimal Aging Portal

The Optimal Aging Portal offers online resources concerning health and aging, with an emphasis on providing only the best evidence. The Portal indicates how scientific evidence and other types of reliable information can help citizens, clinicians, public health professionals and policymakers.

http://optimalaging.mcmaster.ca/portal.html


 

International Federation on Ageing

An international non-governmental organization with a membership base of NGOs, the corporate sector, academia, government, and individuals we believe in ‘generating positive change for older people throughout the world by stimulating, collecting, analyzing, and disseminating information on rights, policies, and practices that improve the quality of life of people as they age.’

http://www.ifa-fiv.org/


Gilbrea Centre for Studies in Aging

Part of the Faculty of Social Sciences at McMaster University, the Centre serves as a critical hub of research, teaching and outreach. Our mission is to improve all aspects of the lives of older adults in the community and in long-term care by linking research, education, policy and practice with local, national and global initiatives.

http://gilbrea.mcmaster.ca/


Accessible and Adaptable Housing

CMHC provides information that you and your caregiver can use to make your housing accessible. Fact sheets, check lists and guides show you ways to adapt your home to meet your changing needs.

https://www.cmhc-schl.gc.ca/en/co/acho/index.cfm


 

 Waterloo Wellington Community Care Access Centre

CCACs are dedicated to getting you the care you need in your home and in the community. Our people, values and programs all reflect our drive to deliver exceptional home health care.

http://healthcareathome.ca/ww/en


Social Planning Council of Cambridge and North Dumfries

The Social Planning Council of Cambridge and North Dumfries is a a non-profit organization that actively participates in building and strengthening our community  through research, analysis, facilitation and education fostering innovation and positive social change.
http://www.spccnd.org/


City of Cambridge

The City of Cambridge is one of the fastest growing areas in the country. It is strategically located astride highway 401 in southwestern Ontario, part of Canada's Technology Triangle. With a multicultural mix and a strong foundation of support services, Cambridge has a diverse economic base.

We invite you to explore our wonderful city with three downtown areas that offer a plethora of things to do. Looking for information and can't find it on our website?
http://www.cambridge.ca/


St.Lukes Place

Saint Luke's Place is a Charitable, Non Profit, Accredited Long Term Care Facility that became a reality as the result of a desire of the congregation of Saint Luke's United Church, to serve seniors in the Cambridge community.

http://www.saintlukesplace.ca/


Community Support Connections

Community Support Connections – Meals on Wheels and More is a local charitable organization that provides a range of supports and services that enable seniors and adults with disabilities to live at home with independence and dignity.

http://communitysupportconnections.org/


Cambridge Self Help Food Bank

The Cambridge Self Help Food Bank offers food and support to people and community groups in need within Cambridge and North Dumfries. We encourage self-reliance through programs and services. Our services extend beyond simply providing food. Our programs are designed to build skills that help people move out of the cycle of poverty. We offer a full range of programs within our facility including: the provision of Emergency Food Assistance, the Food Co-operative program, Infant, Youth, Adult and Seniors Program and Employment Readiness Programs. Programs provided by outside agencies available at our facility include: Family Counselling Centre of Cambridge and North Dumfries; Waterloo Region Community Legal Services and ACCKWA.

http://www.cambridgefoodbank.on.ca/


Fairview Mennonite Home: Health and Wellness

The Fairview Centre for Community Health & Wellness welcomes adults 55+ from Cambridge and surrounding areas. We offer programs and services to meet a wide variety of needs and interests.
http://www.fairviewmh.com/index.php/health-a-wellness/13-health-a-wellness


Cambridge Housing

Cambridge Housing commits to providing the opportunity for people of all income levels to access quality housing in our city, and have both apartment rentals and townhouse rentals in Cambridge.
http://www.housingcambridge.com/


Cambridge Shelter Corporation

Cambridge Shelter Corporation provides safe shelter, programs and services for people dealing with challenging life issues. We offer year round emergency shelter to individuals and families in the Cambridge area.
http://www.cambridgesheltercorp.ca


Ideas Exchange

Here you'll find a library and gallery, with books, art, programming and events for all ages – and then more. It is a physical and virtual place for the community of Cambridge to freely engage in discussion and dialogue.
http://www.cambridgelibraries.ca/ie