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Date updated: November 27, 2017

We want to help you help your loved one.

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.

Get your flu shot

Government of NL webpage on influenza management lists a variety of resources.

 

 

GET Your Free FLU SHOT

Find a Flu shot clinic in your community:
All Regional Health Authorities are offering the flu vaccine. Refer to the link provided for the Flu Vaccine Schedule. Remember to bring your MCP card with you.

Labrador Grenfell Health
Central Health
Eastern Health
Western Health

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

Other Links (listed in alphabetical order):

Veterans Affairs Canada  presents "My VAC Account".  It is a simple and secure way for veterans  to do business online with VAC.
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
The Alzheimer Society Newfoundland & Labrador provides information and offers services and support for families and caregivers: brochures and information on the National Safely Home Program, Educational Sessions, Care at Home Course, Family Support Groups, and Resource Centres
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).
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 is a new private agency in St. John's that supports homeless seniors. It serves as a Shelter for older adults (55+) who are homeless. They have rooms for older men, older women, or older couples (55+). The shelter is centrally located on a quiet street. They have 4 rooms (beds) upstairs. One room could work for a couple. There are two bathrooms (one downstairs), a roomy living room, and a large kitchen. There is a large courtyard in the back. Meals are included. The location is not presently physically accessible. Seniors-specific support is available. They help with finding permanent housing, etc. (This includes transportation and other one-on-one supports.) 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.
This link connects you with Influenza Management in NL. This government of NL webpage directs you to the Flu Prevention Program of the 4 Regional Health Authorities (webpages updated in the fall of each year).
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!!
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.        
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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