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Date updated: September 6, 2018

In the community

Getting involved and taking part in community activities are essential to a healthy and happy life. Use these resources to:

  1.  Find events and opportunities to get engaged in your community. You may even to volunteer. 
  2. Access some of the services available to you in your area.
  3. Promote your community or group events and activities.  Please contact us and we will post your event for you free of charge.

On this page we:

  • Host the NL 50+ Federation series of webspages including 50 + Club  Locations and Contact Information
  • Feature NL Communities – Activities  (Not a Complete List)
  • Link you with the most recent Seniors Living Supplements
  • Highlight a Few Supports Available
  • Provide Resources and Publications available provincially (may be located at different sites or in a variety of communities)

NL 50+ Federation Inc.

 

     

For More Information Please Select:   NL 50+ Federation Inc.

WARM LINES AND EMERGENCY LINES

CHANNAL Peer Support Warm Line

Confidential Peer Support for People Living with Mental Illnesses

1-855-753-2560   local 753-2560

7 days a week 11 am to 11 pm

 

Mental Health Crisis Line (Provincial, 24 hours, 7 days a week)

1-888-737-4668 (toll free)

 

Mobile Crisis Response Team (in St. John’s area ONLY)

709-737-4668

 

Sexual Assault Crisis Line (Provincial, 24 hours, 7 days a week)

1-800- 726-2743 (toll free)

 

For Emergencies call 911

Older Adult Physical Activity Toolkit

The Older Adult Physical Activity Toolkit includes the following documents:

  • Older Adult Physical Activity Toolkit

The last 6 documents are provided here for convenience. They are found in the Older Adult Physical Activity Toolkit (first document on the list).

MOVE WELL- AGE WELL

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

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.
Are you a Permanent Resident, Canadian Citizen, or Provincial Nominee living outside St. John’s looking for ESL training? As part of this program, one-on-one tutoring is offered in 10-week sessions for 5 hours per week, for a total of fifty (50) hours of tutoring. The instruction varies based on language and literacy level. Contact the Association of New Canadians today at (709) 579-9172 or research@nfld.net to enroll in the Outreach ESL Tutor Program!
CARP is Canada’s largest advocacy association for older Canadians. Formerly known as Canadian Association for Retired Persons, CARP has grown to over 300,000 members. CARP’s mission includes advocating for social change that will bring:
  • Financial security
  • Reasonable and timely access to health care
  • Freedom from ageism
CARP:
  • Publishes Zoomer Magazine nine times a year
  • Sponsors Drive Wise, a program of driving tips and strategies for seniors, delivered free by the RNC (see RNC resource).
  • Has local chapters, for example CARP NL Chapter 1
Contact CARP at 1-888-363-2279 Contact CARP NL Sharron Callahan, President  at 709-690-1238  or nl@carp.ca View Facebook
CHANNAL (Consumers’ Health Awareness Network Newfoundland and Labrador) is a self-help network serving the needs of those who have experienced mental health issues or is a user of mental health services. CHANNAL has self help groups throughout the province, has online support, and runs a warm line (1-855-753-2560).
College of the North Atlantic link to all campuses, their events, and courses offered
Generating Awareness Through Healthy Eating and Recreation is a “drop-in” program.  GATHER meets on Tuesday and Thursday afternoons from 1:30 to 4:00 pm at the Bill Davis Chalet, Clarenville.   Anyone aged 50 or over is welcome. For further information call Marjorie Sparkes at 466-4324.
DoorWays, a single session walk-in counselling service is offered at many locations in the Labrador Grenfell region. DoorWays offer single sessions on a first come, first served basis. Some of the topics that could be discussed with a counsellor include: depression, anxiety, bullying, coping, grief/loss, addictions, relationship issues and/or stress. No appointment or referral necessary DoorWays Walk-In Clinics in Labrador Grenfell:
  • Nain Community Clinic, Nain
  • Hopedale Community Clinic, Hopedale
  • Labrador Health Centre, Happy Valley-Goose Bay
  • Labrador West Health Centre,  Labrador City
  • Labrador South Health Centre, Forteau
  • Port Hope Simpson Clinic, Port Hope Simpson
  • Strait of Bell Isle Health Centre, Flower's Cove
  • Charles S Curtis Memorial Hospital, St. Anthony
  • White Bay Central Health Centre, Roddickton-Bide Arm
  • DoorWays Walk-In Clinic – Charlottetown, Mary’s Harbour, St. Lewis (by phone) Every Wednesday, 1:00 pm – 5:00 pm, Last call accepted at 4:00 pm Telephone:(709) 960-0234
To find Doorways in your area, call 811 and a Healthline nurse will provide you with a contact number. OR Search the bridgethegapp.ca (attached website). DoorWays is not an emergency service. If mental health emergency is needed call 911, the mental health crisis line at 1-888-737-4668 or proceed to the nearest Emergency Department.
The mental health and addiction system in NL is complex and difficult to navigate?  It is often difficult to find Information on and contact to resources needed. Regionally, health authorities different slightly and community supports vary. The Mental Health and Addictions Provincial Systems Navigator helps improve the client’s mental health journey by increasing knowledge/awareness; identifying and addressing system barriers and improving coordination among services, ensuring continuity of care across services. If you need assistance in navigating the MHA system, contact Barry Hewitt by phone at 752-3916 or 1-877-999-7589 or by email at barry.hewitt@easternhealth.ca.
MyGrief.ca, an online support for people working through grief and loss or supporting someone who is grieving. MyGrief.ca is also an educative tool for those working in health care.
NAR-ANON is a 12-step recovery program for those who know or have known a feeling of desperation concerning the addiction problem of someone very near to you. There are many meetings in Newfoundland and Labrador.  This link will help you find a meeting close to you
The New Hope AL-ANON group is a 12-step recovery program for relatives and friends of alcoholics. There are many meetings  in Newfoundland and Labrador. There are also meetings online.. This link will help you find a meeting closest to you.
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
The Provincial Advisory Council on Aging and Seniors (PACAS) is a volunteer council of thirteen individuals from throughout the province. PACAS advises and informs the Provincial Government on issues, concerns, and requirements of older adults. The Council ensures that the Provincial Government considers the perspective of older adults when developing current and future policies for service delivery. Council provides a strong voice for seniors in the development of programs and services that support independence and well-being. Email: PACAS@gov.nl.ca
Check with a Public Library near you. Your Local Public Library's  events are available online through an Events Calendar. Books are not the only thing your library offers. Libraries are part of your communities. Click the link below to the NL Public Library home page, select Events Calendar, and click the library nearest you. Happy Learning!!
Random Age-Friendly Communities has broad representation from town of Clarenville and Community Groups. Services are: appropriate, affordable, and accessible transportation; housing; support services and opportunities to participate in healthy aging; spiritual, social, recreational activities; and a safe and secure environment.  
RIAC's Core mandate is to provide the supports necessary for refugees and immigrants who make our beautiful province their home, to live as active participants in our communities. Programs and services include advice; awareness and diversity; ESL language Help; Volunteer and Internship. Each semester look for English as a Second language ESLs courses and conversation groups and Creative Sewing Atelier's classes.
Rug Hooking Guild of Newfoundland & Labrador - strives to record and preserve the historial background of rug hooking in our province. As of January 2018 there were 15 areas where branches /rug hooking groups of the Guild gather informally: Woody Point, Corner Brook, Lark Hr, Grand Falls- Windsor, Gander, Eastport, Springdale, Summerford, Lewisporte, Northern Arm, St. Alban's, Clarenville, Paradise, St. John's, Harbour Grace-Carbonear
Today, a large and highly talented group of older adults in Canada are able to give as volunteers to strengthen their communities  and improve quality of life.  Fact sheet and brochure prepared by Volunteer Canada.
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).

Violence Prevention  NL Organizations:

• Provincial voice around violence prevention, advocacy and early intervention to those most at risk of experiencing violence.  • Work throughout the province to change attitudes, behaviours and social norms associated with violence through awareness • Core partners in the Provincial Government’s Violence Prevention Initiative VPNL Organizations: Violence Prevention-Avalon East (was known as CAVAE) 709-757-0137 Communities Against Violence (Western Avalon) 709-596-0726 Violence Prevention - East (was known as ERCAV) 709-466-4676 Burin Peninsula Voice Against Violence (BPVAV) 709-279-4030 Roads to End Violence (Gander-New-Wes-Valley Region) 709-651-2250 Violence Prevention South and Central 709-489-8828 Violence Prevention West  709-634-6606 Southwestern Coalition to End Violence (SWCEV) 709-643-1022 Northern Committee Against Violence (NCAV) website is closed darlenerice@gov.nl.ca 709-454-3351 Violence Prevention Labrador (VPL) 709-899-3231   These Coalitions also encourage community participation in violence prevention and undertake initiatives to raise public awareness about this serious issue.  

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