Over the last century, Canadians have become healthier, steadily prolonging their lifespan and making Canada an older country. There are currently 6.6 million Canadians over the age of 65, and approximately 10,000 are 100 years or older. The growth of this age group is fast outpacing their younger counterparts, and is expected to expand by 21-29 percent in the next two decades. The late feminist writer Betty Friedan famously said, “aging is not lost youth, but a new stage of opportunity and strength.” Unfortunately, there’s very little information about Canada’s older adults to help us tap into that opportunity. Despite being a significant part of the country’s population, there isn’t much data on the experiences of Canadians 65 and over that is not related to their healthcare needs. While the majority of them may no longer be part of the country’s workforce, those aged 65 and older remain active in their communities. For this week’s CanCon recommendations, here are three CBC documentaries that unpack what life looks like for Canada’s older adult population.