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Date updated: June 28, 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.


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)



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

1-800- 726-2743 (toll free)


For Emergencies call 911

DoorWays – Mental Health and Addictions Walk-in Counselling Service

Labrador-Grenfell Health

Western Health

Central Health

Eastern Health

Search for Flyers for Burin Peninsula DoorWays services on this site- Marystown, Boat Harbour, Grand Bank, Saint Lawrence

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).


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, Katie Richardson 709-758-8402
  • Bonavista Area: Bonavista Community Health Office 709- 468-2073 (Intake)
  • Carbonear/Harbour Grace: Private Squibb Memorial Pavilion,  LTC facility 709- 945-5400
  • Grand Bank: Blue Crest Nursing Home 709-832-1660.
  • Stephenville Crossing: Bay St. George Long Term Care Centre 709-646-5800 and ask for the operator
  Meals on Wheels:Private Squibb Memorial Pavilion, Carbonear 945-5400 Can receive meals three days a week; Service to Carbonear and Harbour Grace   The GF-W MOW program  will be coming on full stream in the fall (Town of GF-W).  
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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