Facilitator Notes: According to the SMOG test, the following text is written at about a Grade 9 to 10 reading level, or literacy level 2 and can be read using assisted or choral reading techniques. In assisted reading, facilitator and learners take turns reading parts of the text, whereas choral reading involves reading together. These techniques are described further in Section 2 of the manual of the Nova Scotia Tutor & Instructor Training and Certification Program.
Determinants of Health for Older Adults
In 2002, some researchers asked groups of seniors across Canada what the word health meant to them. Nearly all seniors thought of the following things when it comes to health:
These are known as determinants of health because they are things that can help people determine, or figure out, how best to stay healthy. They also help governments to decide on the best ways to help keep their citizens healthy. This process is called “health promotion”.