Resources - Additional Tools and Links

Fountain of Health Tools

(link is external)  Healthy Living Handbook
Five key Fountain of Health messages and actions you can take for optimal aging (downloadable/printable PDF form)

  Goal Setting Sheet
Write your goals down on this printable form to help you achieve them.

  A Positive Thinking Exercise
Use this exercise to reflect on your beliefs.

(link is external)  FoH Mental Health Myths and Facts Brochure
Getting the mental health care you need as you age is very important. This booklet describes common misconceptions about getting mental health care help and describes a typical mental health visit.

(link is external)  Why Isn't Dad Fishing Anymore? Seniors and Depression
A video of a real family whose father develops depression.



Other Tools

(link is external)  Susan Piver Open Heart Project
Join a global mindfulness community that supports and guides a daily mindfulness practice.

(link is external)  (link is external)UCLA - Free Guided Meditations

(link is external)  (link is external)Self-Assessment Kiosk
The Self-Assessment Kiosk is user-friendly, flexible, anonymous resource that allows users to measure up to 18 domains of mental and general health using valid questionnaires.

(link is external)  (link is external)Positive Thinking Skills Workbook
An online and downloadable Cognitive Behavioral Therapy workbook with exercises to address negative thought patterns and behaviors.

(link is external)  (link is external)Cogniciti
Free Brain Health Assessment from Baycrest.

(link is external)  (link is external)Your Brain Matters
Your Brain Matters 5 steps to brain health and preventing dementia. See the video, take a quiz, or try out BrainyApp.

Helpful Links

(link is external)  Guidelines for Comprehensive Mental Health Services for Older Adults in Canada

(link is external)  (link is external)Hello Brain
Hello Brain provides easy-to-understand scientific information about brain health.

(link is external)  (link is external)Canadian Coalition for Seniors' Mental Health
A national resource for seniors mental health, with clinician and patient and family guidelines on topics such as: depression, suicide, delirium and dementia.

(link is external)  (link is external)McMaster Optimal Aging Portal
This site offers a wealth of healthy aging information based on scientific evidence, both for the public and clinicians.

(link is external)  (link is external)Canadian Physical Activity Guidelines and Canadian Sedentary Behaviour Guidelines
See the full Guidelines, or the shorter Handbook with log books with examples of ways you can incorporate physical activity into your schedule. Use the blank logs at the back of the handbook to track your own progress!

(link is external)  (link is external)Government of Canada: Information for Seniors
Access federal and provincial information about the services, benefits, programs and initiatives available to seniors in your province.

(link is external)  (link is external)Canadian Mental Health Association
A national organization in support of Canadians living with mental illness and their families.

(link is external)  (link is external)Active Living Coalition for Older Adults
This website offers resources and tools to support physical activity and active living to promote independence and well-being.

(link is external)Baycrest
Visit Canada's centre of excellence on memory and aging.

(link is external)  (link is external)Doctor Evans Video: 23 and 1/2 hours
Doctor Evans answers the question "What is the single best thing we can do for our health" in a completely new way.

 (link is external)Sizzle and Snake (Oil): Health Literacy in the Digital Age
Community of Innovation Podcast.



  What's the Evidence?
(link is external)Click here to find research papers and references showing the scientific evidence to back up each of the five key Fountain of Health™ areas for optimal aging.