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Table 15
Resources used to deal with change: Seniors (aged 65 and over), 2008

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  Change of greatest impact
Finances Death of a loved one Health Care of a sick or disabled person
Type of resource used1
Family 27E 80* 77* 73*
Business people (including employer) 21E 17 4E* x
Other media/information sources 15E 12E 28 21E
Professionals (including doctors) 19E 28 91* 67*
Government resources (all levels of government) 18E 6E* 8E 15E
Close friends x 65* 53* 41*
Neighbours x 41* 38* 44*
Other friends x 38* 26* 28E*
Religious organization x 27* 14 15E
Social service or health organization x 10E 35* 65*
Internet x x 13 x
† reference group
* statistically significant difference from the reference group at p < 0.05
1. Respondents could report more than one type of resource to deal with the change of greatest impact.
Note: This table includes respondents aged 65 and over who experienced at least one major change in the last 12 months.
Source: Statistics Canada, General Social Survey, 2008.