Wednesday, February 1, 2023

Older Canadians Are Feeling Positive About Aging

A new national survey reveals that more than half of Canadians over the age of 50 are feeling positive about aging. The survey comes from a partnership between the National Institute on Ageing (NIA) with the Environics Institute for Survey Research. They asked 5,885 Canadians aged 50 and older about their experiences with and their expectations of aging.

As reported by ctvnews.ca, the study, published in December 2022, found that optimism is common among older Canadians, with 63 percent saying they felt positive about growing older and 72 per cent saying they had enough income for their savings to help them avoid major problems in the future.

There are, however, some groups who are struggling as they age. Canadians who reported in the survey that their health is “fair” or “poor” were much more likely to be at a risk of social isolation and less likely to believe they would be able to retire successfully and remain independent for a long period of time.

For more of the survey’s findings, and how the NIA and Environics see the information being used, check out the ctvnews.ca article here.

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