It isn't Rocket Science, but it is Science
In Canada, the number of adults over age 65 is increasing rapidly. There will be 9 million Canadian seniors by 2031, or 25% of our population. Chronic disease disproportionately affects older adults in terms of disability and reduced quality of life. In fact, a majority of seniors are living with at least one chronic disease or condition. As a result, there are far reaching implications for our healthcare system through the increased demand of an aging population.
Fortunately, scientific evidence has shown that Healthy Aging can prevent, delay and minimize the severity of chronic disease and disabilities later in life, thus improving personal health and reducing pressure on health care systems.
In Canada, health care focuses primarily on treating people, not health promotion and disease prevention. That is where we come in.
Find out how the Wellness Institute promotes Healthy Aging for you, for our community and beyond.
never gets old
... for the community
20 years ago, the Wellness Institute was founded with a vision to improve community health through the prevention and management of chronic disease. Today the need continues and nowhere is it more applicable than Healthy Aging.
The Wellness Institute is Manitoba's leading facility, innovator and exporter of Healthy Aging services and expertise.
... for you
There is no age limit for an active life and you are never too young to start! We provide members and guests with a complete range of support so they can optimize their health and wellbeing at every life stage. Most of the services and programs you see throughout our website contribute to Healthy Aging.
Healthy Aging is an evidence-based approach to improving overall personal health and wellbeing by focusing on four key areas:
maintaining an active lifestyle
eating the right amount of nutritious food
staying socially connected