The Canadian Longitudinal Study on Aging (CLSA) is Canada’s largest and most comprehensive study on the health and well-being of the country’s aging population.
The Canadian Longitudinal Study on Aging (CLSA) Report on Health and Aging in Canada tells us that:
- 95% of older Canadians rate their own mental health as excellent, very good or good
- Women are more likely than men to express feelings of loneliness and social isolation, and that there is a notable correlation between feelings of loneliness and the prevalence of depression among older Canadians
- 44% of older Canadians report that they provide some level of care to others, and caregiving rates are at their highest (almost 50%) among individuals aged 55-64
- Driving a motor vehicle is the most common form of transportation for older Canadians regardless of age, sex, geographic location, health or functional status
The full report highlights insights related to: physical and psychological health, loneliness and social isolation, caregiving and care receiving, transportation and mobility, work and retirement, physical function, disability and falls, lesbian, gay and bisexual aging, and lifestyle and behaviour, among others.
Published By: Canadian Longitudinal Study on Aging
Publication Date: May 2018