Canadian Society is getting older, faster.
Canadians are living longer, with life expectancy now reaching a record 80.2 years. By 2036, one in four Canadians will be 65 or older (CIHI, 2011).
Are we ready to work with, and learn from, an aging society?
The vision of the York University Centre for Aging Research and Education (YU-CARE) is to promote graceful aging by approaching aging with active and positive responses to changes and challenges throughout the aging process on a societal and individual level. Its mission is to contribute to improved health and well being for older adults. By promoting innovative research, education and advocacy on graceful aging we wish to introduce a radical attitude shift about aging and contribute to improved health for older adults in Canada and around the world.