Aging with a Spinal Cord Injury

Everyone experiences some age-related limitations as we get older.

 These changes can happen faster for people with spinal cord injuries. With age we have to adapt and restructure expectations to continue to thrive. The good news is many people with SCI are already very good at adapting.

Cortree is developing a series of new resources to help people in the SCI community develop healthy aging strategies. The goal of the series is to help you preserve your good health as you age and the wear and tear adds up. New topics include Equipment, Mental Health, Heart Health, Skin Health, Joints and Mobility and Osteoporosis. Clinicians share big picture recommendations and people in the community share their expertise on what works for them.

Elderly man in a wheelchair chopping vegetables.

Get your free access to Cortree now!

Signing up is quick and easy – and best of all, free! Here’s how you get started…

Register as an SCIO Community Member
(just fill out a quick web form)

Watch for your Welcome to Cortree email
(check your spam if you don’t see it within two business days)

Sign in to Cortree
(using your unique username and password)

Get Help
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Craig Neilsen Foundation

Thank you.

All the courses in this learning series were developed with the generous support of the Craig H. Neilson FoundationDedicated to a future where individuals with spinal cord injuries live full and productive lives as active participants in their communities.

Spinal Cord Injury Ontario

Additional Resources

Spinal Cord Injury Ontario will present virtual Peer Connection workshops that will continue to delve into each of the topics over the next year. Keep an eye on the upcoming events section on to register for these events as they are scheduled.

*Next topic: Aging with an SCI – Heart Health, Thursday November 25th, 2:30-3:30 pm