Special Report

Supplement-OlderWomen'sHealthReport-1Older Women’s Health
Aging is an important women’s health issue. Canada’s aging population is presenting unique challenges to the health system on multiple fronts. Women comprise the majority of the older population and have different patterns of illness and health needs than men. Previous POWER Study chapters have focussed on all women and provided information on different age groups—this report adds value by providing an in depth look at older women.