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Date updated: May 14, 2018

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Whether you support a relative or close friend, oftentimes it can be a big task when it comes to supporting them in their own home. With so many programs and services on top of the feeling of urgency to resolve things quickly, you can count on us to help you sift through the clouds and clear the sky for you to make informed decisions. If you would rather speak to us, please call us as often as you wish.

 

 

 

 

FOR SERVICES AND RESOURCES OFFERED province-wide and BY THE REGIONAL HEALTH AUTHORITY WHERE YOU LIVE (listed in alphabetical order):

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Veterans Affairs Canada  presents "My VAC Account".  It is a simple and secure way for veterans  to do business online with VAC.
Accessible Parking Permit Program,  Motor Registration Division, Service Canada The accessible parking permit allows eligible permit holders to park in specially designated parking spots. These parking spots are identified by the blue international wheelchair logo both on a sign and in the parking area. To obtain a parking permit you must have the Accessible Parking Permit Application completed by a physician or nurse practitioner (link to application on the website provided). The application is also available from any Motor Registration Office across the province. Processing of an Accessible Parking Permit is available in person, by mail or fax at the following offices: Corner Brook, Grand Falls Windsor or Mount Pearl.
This for-profit business offers Active Aging Coaching by a person trained in Active Aging through Canadian Fitness Professional Association. An Active Age Coach works with you to improve your quality of life as you age so that you will continue to be an engaged and healthy community member. There are seven dimensions of personal wellness to consider: Emotional, intellectual, physical, vocational, social, spiritual, and environmental.  You can receive a free consultation upon request. 1-709-691-7103  or sandy@activeagingnl.com
AGE-WELL is a national research and innovation network.  A wide range of partners work together to create technologies and services that benefit older adults. They promote the conversion of an idea or invention into a good or service that may satisfy a need or improves a life. Check out this dynamic network.
Alert Ready is designed to deliver critical and potentially life-saving alerts to Canadians through television and radio. The Alert Ready system is developed in partnership with federal, provincial and territorial emergency management officials, Environment and Climate Change Canada, The Weather Network and the broadcasting industry and wireless service providers, to ensure you receive alerts immediately and know when to take action to keep yourself and your family safe. Alerts can now be sent to compatible call phones. If you hear a specific Alert Tone on television, radio or your wireless device,  they ask that you please pay attention and take action right away.
The Alzheimer Society Newfoundland & Labrador provides information and offers services and support for patients, families and caregivers: brochures and information on the National Safely Home Program, Educational Sessions, Care at Home Course, Family Support Groups, and Resource Centres. Check out the online Calendar with ASNL provincial support groups, presentations, and other events.
This Network in the UK is campaigning to end loneliness. As they say, “...nobody who wants company should be without it”. The website features a quick links and resources section and an extensive video Library (the videos do not have closed captioning or oral description).
The Canadian Coalition for Seniors’ Mental Health main focus areas are: Delirium; Depression ; Long-term Care (mental health issues are common among seniors in LTC); Suicide Prevention. This site presents: Tools for seniors (pamphlets), their families, for Clinicians (pocket card and/or CCSMH National Guidelines) and Tools for Educators (power point slides)
This page describes how to use the booklet, "Checklist: Thinking about your future? Plan now to Age in Place".  There is also a direct link to the Checklist booklet PDF.
The St. John's Women Centre Clothing Boutique and Personal Care Pantry is open to all women in the community. All items are free of charge. To make your appointment please call 709-753-0220
"We need social connections to thrive — no matter our age." AARP [American Association of Retired Persons] Foundation spearheaded Connect2Affect to seek out solutions to social isolation. The goal is to create a network of resources that meets the needs of anyone who is isolated or lonely, and that helps build the social connections older adults need to thrive.    
Connections for Seniors, a non-profit agency in St. John's, provides a temporary shelter and supportive services to seniors facing homelessness or in crisis. They have rooms (shelter) and supports for older men, older women, or older couples 55 years of age and older. The emergency accommodations (Kavanagh Place) and office is centrally located on a quiet street. They have 4 rooms (beds) upstairs with televisions. One room could work for a couple. There are two bathrooms (one downstairs), a living room, and a large kitchen. There is on-site laundry, as well as access to telephone and internet. There is a large courtyard in the back. Meals are included. The location is not physically accessible. Seniors-specific support is available. They help seniors navigate complex systems linked to health, housing, legal, and financial matters.  They provide transportation related to health and housing needs. And they will pick up clients from their desired location within the St. John's Metro area. They also offer acute, crisis-based counselling support as well as nursing services. They take referrals from other agencies, especially AESL (Advanced Education Skills, and Labour). They will accept calls regarding a homeless senior. Please Contact: Mohamed Abdallah at connectionsforseniors@gmail.com,  at 699-8099  or Amanda Devlin, Program Manager, amandadevlin34@gmail.com at 699-2858.  
Elizz, Canada’s largest social enterprise, provides caregiver support and home care services.  Elizz,  a Canadian not-for-profit health care organization, provides a variety of online caregiver tips and how-to articles along with virtual care services such as caregiver counselling.
Talks about how Aging in Place planning will better prepare seniors to respond to changes as they age so they can live the life they want in the future.
Home Again Furniture Bank aims to end furniture poverty on the northeast Avalon.  They collect donations of gently-used furniture and housewares to redistribute to those referred to them. Thanks to donors, more than 660 households now have the comfort and dignity of a well-furnished home. There are more than 125 households waiting for furniture. Your donation of gently-used furniture could change a life. Contact: www.homeagainfb.ca or 709-325-4040
IS YOUR HOME HEALTHY:  Easy Steps to Maintaining a Healthy Home -  Environmental health guide for seniors at home
Click here for the many Library events across the province Books are not the only thing your library offers.   Click the link below to their events page and click the library nearest you. Happy Learning!!
The Newfoundland Aboriginal Women's Network strives to promote, enhance and encourage the health, social, educational,economic cultural, and political, well being of Aboriginal women within the Island portion of Newfoundland and Labrador. NAWN is now located at the People of the Dawn Friendship Center satellite office in Stephenville. This satellite office holds a Senior's Socia  every week. NAWN is affiliated with seven women's groups in NL. They carry out a wide variety of activities. Social activities may also include women and men and youth (intergenerational activities)
  • Melgignat MiKmaq Women's Group - Stephenville
  • Exploit's Native Women's Association - Grand Falls-Windsor
  • Corner Brook Aboriginal Women's Association, Corner Brook
  • Flat Bay-St. Teresa's Native Women's Association, St. Teresa's
  • Benoit's Cove Native Women's Associatio, Benoit's Cove
  • Indian Cove Women's Circle, St. George's
  • St. John's Aboriginal Women's Circle
  • and the Northern Peninsula and Northern Peninsula Group (NAWN)
The Newfoundland Aboriginal Women’s Network offers cultural sensitivity workshops to all service providers, stakeholders and/or organizations offering services and programs. This workshop is open to all groups free of charge. For more information or to book a workshop, please contact 643-1290 or email: nawn@nf.aibn.com NOTE: the website is under construction. Contact NAWN through Linda Wells, NAWN Executive Director, Newfoundland Aboriginal Women's Network at 709-643-1290 or executivedirector.nawn2016@gmail.com
CRITICAL CUSTOMER NOTIFICATION PROGRAM Hydro’s Critical Customer Notification Program helps identify customers that provide essential services (i.e. hospitals) and also individuals who use electrically operated life-supporting equipment in their home. In advance of planned power outages, NL Hydro will make every effort to contact customers on the Critical Care Notification list, so that they are informed and prepared.  
Stay Informed with Outage Alerts Newfoundland Power will send Texts and/or emails directly to you when an outage is affecting your neighbourhood. This is in addition to our other forms of outage communications such as website and telephone. It’s Easy To Sign Up Phone: Sign up for text alerts Online: Log into your Newfoundland Power My Account to sign up for text and/or email Outage Alerts. NOTE: If you do not have a My Account login, you can create one using your account number and meter number.
Seniors Synergy Café is a 20 week program specifically for seniors (55+). it is  sponsored by the Placentia Area Development in partnership with the Government of Canada's New Horizons for Seniors Program. There will be an INFORMATION SESSION on Friday at 2 pm at the Placentia Cultural Arts Centre. Learn more about the program. Nutritious snacks and refreshments will b e served. Sessions will be held at various venues in our local community. A detailed schedule of events and activities will be posted in the coming weeks. All sessions are free of charged to attend, however, select sessions will require pre-registrations due to limited space.        
Find a Service Canada Office will help you find services close to your home. Search by Postal code, City, or Browse by Province  or Territory.  
Thingamajiggers Restaurant offers affordable, home-style food delivered to seniors. This Meals-On-Wheels style program  delivers meals to the senior's door (free delivery).   Seniors can sign up for one meal a day, 5 days a week or  one meal a day, 1 day a week. The cost of the meal is $8 (no dessert provided) with two choices to choose from.  Call  709-651-6000 for information.
Aging in place means having the health and social supports and services you need to live safely and independently in your home or your community for as long as you wish and are able.
Are you a Canadian Armed Forces (CAF) veteran?  Veterans Affairs Canada  provides services for veterans through the The Veterans Independence Program. You may be eligible for:
  • ground maintenance (snow removal),
  • housekeeping (including errand services),
  • personal care,
  • access to nutrition (Meals on Wheels),
  • transportation costs, and
  • home adaptations for qualified veterans who need assistance to stay in their own homes.
  • Nursing home care  provided if needed.
For information, call: 1-866-522-2122 or e-mail: information@vac-acc.gc.ca If you need help filling out forms or getting access to services, call 1-877-534-4666 Toll free (to connect with a local Royal Canadian Legion service officer).
Plan your future: aging in place. This short video talks about the importance of home and neighbourhood. Video transcript is included.    
This short video talks about the importance of reaching out to family, friends, and neighbours.  Keeping contacts with supports of all ages is needed when  planning to age in place. Video transcript is included.            

This short video talks about the supports and services you may need to stay in your home and community.  Video transcript is included.

This short video answers the question “What is aging in place?”. Video transcript is included.

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