New at the CLSA

2022
Apr
7 th

World Health Day 2022: Our planet, Our Health

April 7 is World Health Day and this year’s theme is ‘Our Planet, Our Health.’ In celebration of creating a healthier tomorrow, the Canadian Longitudinal Study on Aging (CLSA) is drawing attention to CLSA research that explores healthy communities and the factors associated with aging well.

2022
Mar
31 st

Working shifts may delay the onset of menopause

New study suggests disruption in circadian rhythms may play a role in menopause onset

2022
Mar
11 th

COVID-19 & impact on informal caregivers’ mental health

Researchers surveyed 14,118 caregivers enrolled in the Canadian Longitudinal Study on Aging (CLSA) who took part in COVID-19 research during the first year of the pandemic, from April to December 2020. The study, among the first to examine the mental health of informal caregivers over time, was recently published in The Journals of Gerontology: Series B.

2022
Mar
8 th

COVID-19 Data Dashboard updated with exit survey results

Key findings from the COVID-19 exit survey are now available on the CLSA Data Dashboard

2022
Feb
28 th

Trainee Spotlight: Q&A with Tara Kuhn

Can you tell us little bit about yourself? 

My name is Tara Kuhn and I am from Calgary, Alberta. I completed my undergraduate studies with a combined major in biology and psychology from the University of Victoria and a master’s degree in Kinesiology from McMaster University. 

2022
Jan
17 th

CLSA National Coordinating Centre closed January 17

The National Coordinating Centre of the Canadian Longitudinal Study on Aging (CLSA) is closed today due to inclement weather. The closure impacts all operations at CLSA sites in Hamilton, Ontario. Please note that service on the CLSA toll-free line (1-866-999-8303) will resume January 18, 2022.

2022
Jan
13 th

Pandemic prompts higher uptake of flu vaccination among older adults

Past history of vaccination increased likelihood of getting the flu shot

2022
Jan
12 th

For people over 50, even mild COVID-19 can result in mobility problems

A McMaster University study has found that adults over age 50 who experience mild or moderate COVID-19 are at increased risk of worsening mobility and physical function, even in the absence of hospitalization for the virus.

2021
Dec
20 th

Holiday Closures

The National Coordinating Centre (NCC) will be closed for the holidays from December 24, 2021, until January 3, 2022. The CLSA Data Collection Sites will all be closed over the holidays.

 

 

2021
Dec
9 th

CLSA site closure for Dalhousie: December 9, 2021

The Dalhousie Data Collection Site will be closed on Thursday, December 9 due to weather conditions.