The Case for Canada's Seniors

% of population aged 65+ years

Data from Statistics Canada,

Canada's senior population is steadily increasing. 

British Columbia's senior population is growing even faster, surpassing the national average in 2011 at 15.7%.

BC Population

Data from Statistics Canada,

What does that number look like?

5 million seniors, 700,000 of whom are living in our home province. That's almost 100,000 more than in the 2006 census.

2011 living arrangements of Canadian seniors

2011 Census of Canada,

7.1% of Canada's seniors live in a special care facility.

That's 393,000 people who, due to reduced mobility and health, have limited exercise options.




Age categories of seniors in special care facilities

2011 Census of Canada,

Age categories

Seniors who are 80-84 years of age in 2011 were 2.4 times more likely than their close peers (of 75-79 years) to live in a special care facility.

Chances are, most of us have a loved one in this age category.

Senior using BedBike, a portable arm ergometer

What do these numbers signify?

As our senior population increases, so will the percentage of those in special care facilities.

We want to help loved ones live healthier. Let's keep them mobile, with BedBike. 



Strong evidence towards the benefits of BedBike: