From September to December 2020, approximately one-third (31%) of Canadians aged 65 and older reported feeling like they wanted to participate in more social, recreational or group activities.
As of July 2020, nearly one in five Canadians (18%) were aged 65 and older. Information on the health and well-being of older Canadians is important to guide policies and programs that promote healthy aging, especially as the proportion of older adults in Canada is expected to grow.
In 2019 and 2020, Statistics Canada conducted the Canadian Health Survey on Seniors (CHSS) with Canadians aged 65 and older living in the household population to better understand the factors that contribute to healthy aging. New data for the 2020 cycle of the CHSS are now available.