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THE NATIONAL ADVISORY COUNCIL ON AGING is made up of members from all parts of Canada and all walks of life. The members advise the federal Minister of Health, his colleagues and the public on the situation of seniors and the measures needed to respond to the aging of the Canadian population.

The Council’s bulletin, Expression, is published fours times a year. Each edition focuses on a specific theme. The fall issue explored “Successful Aging.”

In this issue, University of Manitoba researchers report twenty different meanings of successful aging given by a large group of older Canadian men. Besides good physical and mental health and engagement in life, these men felt success included things like loving relationships, graceful acceptance of change, moderate living, having goals and a sense of humour (one man in the study quipped: “I don’t know yet, I’m only 85.”)

The bulletin is available on the NACA website: www.naca.ca