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Date updated: January 22, 2018

For the Home

We hear from seniors all the time looking for information that will help them stay in their home or move. The resources in this section can help you.

Links to Resources and Information (listed in alphabetical order):

ASHRA individuals and groups were involved in the research project, "Projecting the Housing Needs of Aging Atlantic Canadians".  Members include: individual seniors, seniors organizations, other community-based organizations, service providers,  government departments, academic researchers, and [housing] planners, builders, and developers.
Canadian Association of Occupational Therapists (CAOT) has general information on what an OT does, specific information on topics such as "Safe driving tips for older adults drivers", features a "Find an OT" search engine (by location), and CAOT product Recognition on devices that may help seniors stay in their home (stair lifts or  handrails).
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.
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,  at 699-8099  or Amanda Devlin, Program Manager, at 699-2858.  
Seniors' cottages or seniors' independent living apartments run by Eastern Health and their affiliates.
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.
Questions often asked by people who are thinking of moving into a Long Term Care Facility (Nursing Home) or Personal Care Homes (owned by private businesses). Nursing homes generally provide higher level of nursing and personal care to residents  
Created by Public Safety Canada, this site offers practical advice on how to prepare your home or workplace for potential emergency situations such as earthquakes, storms or other disasters. Get Prepared includes a downloadable emergency preparedness guide. There are English and French versions of the site
IS YOUR HOME HEALTHY:  Easy Steps to Maintaining a Healthy Home -  Environmental health guide for seniors at home
Seniors often call asking for information that will help them stay in their home or move. The government of NL funds the Regional Health Authorities to subsidize a variety of options available to eligible seniors. These residential options include: Long-Term Care [Nursing Home] Facilities and Personal Care Homes
This NLHC web page provides you with links to the following Programs: - Rental Housing Program - Downpayment Assistance Program (DAP) - Home Energy Savings Program (HESP) - Home Modification Program (HMP) - Provincial Home Repair Program (PHRP) NOTE: HESP replaces the Residential Energy Efficiency Program (REEP) The  Downpayment Assistance Program was not active in 2017; status for 2018 - To Be Determined.
Take Charge NL : Rebates to help you save money and reduce energy. The rebates are on certain energy efficient models only. Tips, products and rebates on appliances, electronics,  heat pumps, thermostats, insulation,  shower heads, lighting, and on home energy evaluations.  
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.
There are shelters for abused women and their children in this province.  These shelters have an emergency crisis line and helpful staff. The Transition Housing Association of Newfoundland and Labrador (THANL) website provides 1-800 crisis numbers, local phone numbers, and e-mail addresses for local shelters in NL.  
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.
Seniors' cottages or seniors' independent living apartments run by Western Health.

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