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Access and utilize the ICAA library of scientific studies, reports and statistics to assist you with the development of your business case for wellness, program and community design and development, evidence-informed lifestyle choices and marketing strategies and approaches.

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Outdoor housing features important for Canadian boomers-3595

Outdoor housing features important for Canadian boomers

As participants in an online panel, 1,013 Canadians born 1980-1994 (Generation Y) and 1,011 Canadians born between the years 1947 and 1966 (Boomers) were asked about their plans to move and the characteristics they desired in a new home.

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Multigenerational households mean upsizing-3436

Multigenerational households mean upsizing

In the prior issue of ICAA Research Review (10[40] October 2012), a report pointed to the need for governments and private businesses to make housing appropriate for the functional abilities and personal interests of older adults. The results of a separate survey cast an additional light on future housing needs.

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New approaches needed to house an aging population-3426

New approaches needed to house an aging population

Professionals in the active-aging industry are well aware of the challenge of providing services for people who are 75 years and older as well as for the baby boom generation. A new report predicts that governments and private organizations will need to make changes to accommodate the varied needs of the aging population.

REPORT: The data in the report was compiled from a number of public and private sources.

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Walk-friendly neighborhoods may help limit diabetes-3379

Walk-friendly neighborhoods may help limit diabetes

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Environmental factors encourage leisure-time activity-3335

Environmental factors encourage leisure-time activity

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Just as we thought, neighborhoods influence well-being-3329

Just as we thought, neighborhoods influence well-being

Earlier this year, the results of the I’DGO studies in Europe (ICAA Research Review [12]17 May 2012) confirmed that neighborhood features and walkable access to local shops, services and green spaces doubled an older person’s chances of achieving recommended levels of ‘healthy walking,’ improved their level and range of activities, and increased feelings of life satisfaction.

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