CARP—A New Vision of Aging is Canada’s largest advocacy association for older Canadians promoting equitable access to health care, financial security, and freedom from aging.
There are many factors that contribute to a positive experience of aging. Below are advocacy issues that CARP believes are key to aging well.
People living on a fixed income face a particular challenge when it comes to rising housing costs. As well, senior-oriented housing is simply not keeping up with the population growth in this demographic. Canada needs to do better in ensuring affordable housing for older Canadians,
Every year, one in three seniors will fall. Falls are the number one reason for injury-related death, hospitalization and emergency department visits for older adults in Canada. CARP provides information about ways to avoid falls, as well as resources to look to in fall prevention. CARP believes the issue of falls for older Canadians is not just a matter of individuals making changes to reduce their falls. The government and public health also has a key role to play. Read More.
Recent studies show that fitness activities can reduce health care costs by over $2,000 per person. Proactively funding senior fitness is an innovative way to encourage better health and relieve excess costs from the beleaguered system.