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Handbooks

Cambridge handbook of age and ageing  [print or online]
Comprehensive guidebook that covers aging and gerontology topics primarily in the behavioural and social sciences, but also in the biological and medical sciences.

Handbook of aging and the social sciences [print or online]
Coverage on research related to the social aspects of aging, including "all the main areas of social science gerontological research in one volume"

Handbook of clinical nutrition and aging  [print or  online]
Includes "fresh perspectives and the latest scientific and clinical developments on the interaction of nutrition with age-associated disease and provides practical, evidence-based options to enhance this at-risk population's potential for optimal health and disease prevention"

Handbook of geriatric care management [print]
Textbook that provides detail and coverage of geriatric care management

Handbook of minority aging [print or  online]
Textbook that focuses on "aging among diverse racial and ethnic populations in the United States."

Handbook of sociology of aging [print or  online]
Authoritative guidebook that discusses the current sociological issues and trends related to aging.

Handbook of the biology of aging [print or online]
Textbook the provides information about basic aging processes and the medical physiology of aging

Handbook of the psychology of aging  [print or online]
"Definitive reference source for information on the psychology of adult development and aging"

Handbook of the neuroscience of aging [print or  online]
"Overview of topics related to neurobiological impairments which are related to the aging brain and nervous system"

Routledge handbook of cultural gerontology [print or  online]
Textbook providing discussion on the aging population within the wider cultural framework of society

Sage Handbook of Social Gerontology [print or online]
International coverage of the "social, economic and cultural changes associated with individual ageing and the rapidly growing reality of the ageing of human populations."

Wiley-Blackwell handbook of adulthood and aging [print or online]
Overview and detailed discussion on topics related to the developmental psychology of the adult years

Statistics

Fact book on aging in British Columbia (2009) [print or online]
Statistical collection published by the Gerontology Research Centre at SFU

Health Care in Canada, 2011: A Focus on Seniors and Aging (CIHI)
Report that describes "seniors' specific needs and the particular ways in which this population uses the health care system"

OECD iLibrary
International statistics in areas such as Elderly population by region, or Health Data or keywords such as: ageing or elderly

Portrait of seniors in Canada [print or online] Statistics Canada
Dozens of charts covering demographics, housing, income, health, education and other characteristics, now somewhat dated

New!  Report on Health and Aging in Canada Canadian Longitudinal Study on Aging (CLSA)
Covers: Sociodemographics; Retirement; Loneliness, Social Isolation, and Social Engagement; Caregiving and Care Receiving;  Health; Physical Function, Disability, and Psychological Health and Well-Being; Lifestyle and Behaviour; Transportation Mobility; Lesbian, Gay, and Bisexual (LGB) Aging 

Seniors in the Lower Mainland: A snapshot of facts and trends
Locally published report that provides consolidation of "current key facts and trends about seniors in the Lower Mainland."

Statistics Canada: Seniors
Sub-section of Statistics Canada website devoted to statistics about Canadian senior citizens, covering topics such as care and social support, victimization, health, living arrangements, income, time use, and retirement

US Census Bureau
National bureau that collects data on U.S. citizen. In particular, note the Age Data section

See also statistical resources sections of specific Gerontology course guides