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Date updated: February 20, 2018

In the community

Getting involved and taking part in community activities are essential to a healthy and happy life. Use these resources to find events and opportunities to get engaged in your community and access some of the services available to you in your area. You might even want to volunteer.  If your community or group have events or activities, please contact us and we will post your event for you free of charge.

NL 50+ Federation Inc.


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

Senior Living Newspaper Supplement


1-855-753-2560 local 753-2560 7 days a week 11 am to 11 pm


Eastern Health. Walk-in Services: DoorWays

  • Mental health and addictions walk-in clinics
  • Single-session therapy services
  • Offered on a first-come, first-serve basis
  • Available at a number of sites throughout the region – Clarenville, Ferryland, Harbour Grace, Holyrood, Whitbourne, Marystown, and St. John’s

Alzheimer Society NL Events Calendar

Learn about Family Support Groups in:

Corner Brook

Bay St. George
Mount Pearl

and presentations, events…

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


The Alcoholics Anonymous (AA) 12-step recovery program is a free treatment program for people suffering from alcohol abuse and addiction. This link will help you find an AA meeting in NL (check out districts 11 to 15).
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 to enroll in the Outreach ESL Tutor Program!
College of the North Atlantic link to all campuses, their events, and courses offered
Connect to a Public Library near you for FREE events and learning opportunities (such as computer instruction)!
Lets an individual summon help at any time of the day or night (even if they can’t speak). Lifeline also supplies systems that can increase independence and safety.
Meals on Wheels, delivers to your home and the cost is very low. Volunteers are often central to the success of MOW. The programs are delivered by, or in collaboration with, the long-term care program in the following places:
  • St. John’s: Canadian Red Cross 709-758-8400
  • Bonavista Area: Bonavista Community Health Office 709- 468-1001
  • Carbonear: Interfaith Nursing Home 709-596-5101
  • Grand Bank: Blue Crest Nursing Home 709-832-1660.
  • Grand Falls-Windsor: Central Newfoundland Regional Health Centre (CNRHC)  709-489-8155 or 709-489-2158 (Town of GF-W). This Pilot was initiated by the Age Friendly Steering Committee.
  • Stephenville Crossing: Bay St. George Long Term Care Centre 709-646-3264
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.
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.

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