Seniors (learn more…)
- Currently, 13% of the population is 65 years of age or older, and by 2016 that number is expected to rise to almost 16%, representing approximately 6 million seniors in Canada.
- This number is expected to double by 2028.
- Currently, 20% of those aged 65 and older are living with a mental illness. It is estimated that 140,000 of these individuals live in the GTA.
- Many mental illnesses are left untreated because they may be difficult to recognize and are often attributed to old age.
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