Promoting the Health of Older Adults

The Canadian Experience

By Irving Rootman, Peggy Edwards, Mélanie Levasseur, Frances Grunberg


Taking a unique look at health promotion and aging in Canada, this edited collection uses the action framework in the Ottawa Charter for Health Promotion to explore the factors and issues related to the health of older adults. The book is organized around the five action areas for health promotion: building healthy public policy, creating supportive environments, strengthening community action, developing personal skills, and reorienting health and social services.

Adhering to the holistic approach that health in older age involves physical, mental, emotional, and social well-being, this comprehensive collection covers a wide range of interventions that are designed to benefit and protect the aging population’s health, quality of life, rights, and dignity, while building intergenerational solidarity and collaboration. Readers will learn about aging from a health promotion perspective; the context, environment, and issues related to older adults in Canada; as well as best practices in health promotion, public health, and the care of older adults. Promoting the Health of Older Adults is an invaluable resource for both graduate and undergraduate students in gerontology, health promotion, nursing, social work, and related fields.


  • considers the implications of the COVID-19 pandemic for health promotion and aging
  • provides an up-to-date profile of older adults in Canada and current/future trends in aging and health, including the use of new technologies and policies and practices in health promotion, public health, and other disciplines
  • includes a wealth of pedagogical features, such as learning objectives, critical thinking questions, a glossary, and online supplementary materials


$83.95 (PRINT)
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$78.95 (eBook – Reflowable)

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6.75" x 9.75”

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