Health Surveillance and Epidemiology

Healthy Aging in Toronto: Seniors Health Status

Seniors aged 65 and older represent a large and quickly growing population group in Toronto. This stage of life is a time when many begin to face increased health challenges, such as chronic disease, injury, and disability. As seniors continue to grow in numbers and as a percent of the population, it is increasingly important to focus on healthy aging to maintain and enhance their physical, mental, and social well-being.

Healthy Aging in Toronto provides an overview of the key risk factors, protective behaviours, social determinants and health outcomes associated with healthy aging.

The report provides estimates for seniors aged 65 and older in Toronto (unless otherwise specified), and in some cases includes comparisons to the rest of the province, trends over time, and inequities among sub-populations within the city.