Veterans Affairs Canada presents "My VAC Account". It is a simple and secure way for veterans to do business online with VAC.
Accessible Parking Permit Program, Motor Registration Division, Service Canada
The accessible parking permit allows eligible permit holders to park in specially designated parking spots. These parking spots are identified by the blue international wheelchair logo both on a sign and in the parking area.
To obtain a parking permit you must have the Accessible Parking Permit Application completed by a physician or nurse practitioner (link to application on the website provided). The application is also available from any Motor Registration Office across the province.
Processing of an Accessible Parking Permit is available in person, by mail or fax at the following offices: Corner Brook, Grand Falls Windsor or Mount Pearl.
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 email@example.com
AGE provides affordable Dementia education products and services nationally. Through ACE's multidisciplinary cross-sector training program, staff completing the Gentle Persuasive Approaches to Dementia Care learn to apply strategies that are immediately useful.
AGE-WELL is a national research and innovation network. A wide range of partners work together to create technologies and services that benefit older adults. They promote the conversion of an idea or invention into a good or service that may satisfy a need or improves a life. Check out this dynamic network.
Alert Ready is designed to deliver critical and potentially life-saving alerts to Canadians through television and radio. The Alert Ready system is developed in partnership with federal, provincial and territorial emergency management officials, Environment and Climate Change Canada, The Weather Network and the broadcasting industry and wireless service providers, to ensure you receive alerts immediately and know when to take action to keep yourself and your family safe.
Alerts can now be sent to compatible call phones.
If you hear a specific Alert Tone on television, radio or your wireless device, they ask that you please pay attention and take action right away.
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.
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).
Limited quantities of printed products in both official languages will be available at Canada Post, Service Canada and at most Caisse populaire Desjardins outlets. If the documents have run out at these locations, information will be available to tell individuals how to order them by phone or online in their preferred language. Beginning in 2019, the documents will be available only from the CRA. Individuals can also download and print the forms online. Those who want to file on paper and haven’t received a guide and forms book from the CRA by February 26, 2018, can order them at online or call the dedicated telephone lines for ordering forms packages: 1-855-330-3305 (for service in English) or 1-855-330-3310 (for service in French) or check out [the website below]
Paper filers who have moved and have not updated their address with the CRA will need to contact the CRA or visit a Canada Post, Service Canada or Caisse populaire Desjardins outlet to get a tax package.
Community volunteer tax preparation clinics are generally offered between February and April each year at various locations. Trained volunteers are available to help seniors fill out income tax forms.
Newcomers to Canada (immigrants and returning residents)
Go to Are you a newcomer to Canada? If you left another country to settle in Canada, the following information will introduce you to the Canadian tax system and help you to complete your first income tax and benefit return as a resident of Canada.
It applies only for the first tax year that you are a new resident of Canada for income tax purposes. After your first tax year in Canada, you are no longer considered a newcomer for income tax purposes.
2017 tax package - Order your tax forms to be mailed from Canada Revenue Agency (CRA) or you can view and print copies of forms and publications.
Canada Revenue Agency Videos for Newcomers
Are you a newcomer to Canada? This video shows newcomers how the Canadian tax system works and what Canada does with the taxes we pay. It also gives a quick overview of why a newcomer should file, where to get help when filing taxes, and the resources available so you can learn to prepare and file taxes yourself.
The Canadian Coalition for Seniors’ Mental Health main focus areas are: Delirium; Depression ; Long-term Care (mental health issues are common among seniors in LTC); Suicide Prevention.
This site presents: Tools for seniors (pamphlets), their families, for Clinicians (pocket card and/or CCSMH National Guidelines) and Tools for Educators (power point slides)
Canadian Long-Term Care Insurance is a consumer resource centre for Long Term Care (LTC) education and insurance coverage. We are insurance licensed specialists dedicated to helping consumers determine if they need LTC insurance, assisting them to secure freedom of choice for care, and finding the absolute best value for their insurance dollars.
The Government of Canada (in Budget 2017) replaced the Family Caregiver Relief Benefit with the Caregiver Recognition Benefit.
This benefit will simplify how Veterans Affairs Canada (VAC) recognizes and supports caregivers:
• $1000 monthly, tax free benefit directly to caregivers
• No time limit to apply
• Recognition of caregivers support to Veterans
April 1, 2018 implementation date.
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
Connections for Seniors, a non-profit agency in St. John's, provides a temporary shelter and supportive services to seniors facing homelessness or in crisis. They have rooms (shelter) and supports for older men, older women, or older couples 55 years of age and older.
The emergency accommodations (Kavanagh Place) and office is centrally located on a quiet street. They have 4 rooms (beds) upstairs with televisions. One room could work for a couple. There are two bathrooms (one downstairs), a living room, and a large kitchen. There is on-site laundry, as well as access to telephone and internet. There is a large courtyard in the back. Meals are included. The location is not physically accessible.
Seniors-specific support is available. They help seniors navigate complex systems linked to health, housing, legal, and financial matters. They provide transportation related to health and housing needs. And they will pick up clients from their desired location within the St. John's Metro area. They also offer acute, crisis-based counselling support as well as nursing services.
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 firstname.lastname@example.org, at 699-8099 or Amanda Devlin, Program Manager, email@example.com at 699-2858.
Credit Counselling Services of Newfoundland and Labrador have trained Financial Wellness Counsellors to assist people with credit and debt needs. They can provide creditor interventions or assist with retiring debt.
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.
The Canada Revenue Agency's NEW service, File my Return, will be available for eligible individuals who have low income or a fixed income that remains unchanged from year to year. Those who are eligible will receive an invitation letter in the mail in mid-February 2018. This service is only for a small sampling of Canadians this year. File My Return uses an automated phone services . It allows all the deductions, benefits and credits the user is eligible for. Beginning on February 26, 2018, the service will run 21 hours a day from 6 am to 3 am, Eastern time, 7 days a week, until April 30, 2018. Individuals with questions about the File my Return service can call the CRA’s individual tax inquiries line at 1-800-959-8281.
The Financial Consumer Agency of Canada (FCAC) ensures federally regulated financial entities (banks, retail associations and federal trust, loan and insurance companies) obey consumer protection measures, promote financial education and raise consumers’ awareness of their rights and responsibilities.
The Happy Healthy Caregiver podcast features host, Elizabeth Miller. In this show, real family caregivers share how to be happy and healthy while caring for others. A new episode is published every Wednesday morning. Show notes for each existing episode can be found below the podcast player by clicking the image for the episode.
Home Again Furniture Bank aims to end furniture poverty on the northeast Avalon. They collect donations of gently-used furniture and housewares to redistribute to those referred to them. Thanks to donors, more than 660 households now have the comfort and dignity of a well-furnished home. There are more than 125 households waiting for furniture. Your donation of gently-used furniture could change a life. Contact: www.homeagainfb.ca or 709-325-4040
As their event, "The Big Tea" indicates, Independent Age is a United Kingdom site. Contact numbers, events, language, and many resources are specific to Great Britain and Northern Ireland. There are other resources available on the site. Advice Guides, Factsheets & Leaflets are free to download and printed copies are available for a price.
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
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: firstname.lastname@example.org
NOTE: the website is under construction. Contact NAWN through Linda Wells, NAWN Executive Director, Newfoundland Aboriginal Women's Network at 709-643-1290 or
CRITICAL CUSTOMER NOTIFICATION PROGRAM
Hydro’s Critical Customer Notification Program helps identify customers that provide essential services (i.e. hospitals) and also individuals who use electrically operated life-supporting equipment in their home. In advance of planned power outages, NL Hydro will make every effort to contact customers on the Critical Care Notification list, so that they are informed and prepared.
Stay Informed with Outage Alerts
Newfoundland Power will send Texts and/or emails directly to you when an outage is affecting your neighbourhood. This is in addition to our other forms of outage communications such as website and telephone.
It’s Easy To Sign Up
Phone: Sign up for text alerts
Online: Log into your Newfoundland Power My Account to sign up for text and/or email Outage Alerts.
NOTE: If you do not have a My Account login, you can create one using your account number and meter number.
Are you having a problem with provincial government services or programs? The Office of the Citizens’ Representative (OCR) provides a province-wide ombudsman service. The main work of the Citizens’ Representative is to accept complaints from citizens who feel they have been treated unfairly with respect to their contact with government offices and agencies.
The Office of the Privacy Commissioner of Canada (OPC) works to help improve the digital literacy of Canadians. For seniors, they raise awareness of privacy issues and rights, and provide guidance and information to help older adults reduce privacy risks.
On this page, you will find:
- Tips to help protect your privacy online
- Protecting personal information on your mobile devices
- 10 Tips for Protecting Personal Information
- Identity Theft and You
- Top 10 tips to protect your inbox, computer and mobile device
- Privacy presentation package
Find slides and speaking notes for presenting to seniors about online privacy and protecting personal information.
This page provides a link to OPC's individuals page where you will find a full range of privacy information and advice on a wide range of topics.
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.
ServiceNL: Make an appointment online.
Need to visit Motor Registration Division, Mount Pearl?
Save time and avoid lineups! Make an appointment online.
Be prepared for your visit
If you don't have the required documents we may not be able to complete your transaction.
Choose a service, like Vehicle registration or Photo ID and the link will bring you to a detailed description of how to prepared for your appointment.
Once you confirm that you have: reviewed what you need to bring and that you are ready to make an appointment. Just press and continute.
The Coup Company created a place online where caregivers can connect , share, and be inspired.
Stories For Caregivers is a free to use social platform that works to:
- Connect Caregivers with each other
- Showcase series, documentaries, and videos for Caregivers
- Generate awareness about Caregiving
NOTE: Stories For Caregivers does not offer clinical advice
Caregivers may begin at any stage and follow the five stages in either direction. This site offers a quick quiz to find out where you are on the Elizz 5 LifeStages of Caregiving. You may be helping, involved, intensive, all encompassing, or closing.
The Sexual Assault of Older Women - Criminal Justice Responses in Canada, Isabel Grant and Janine Benedet, April 19, 2018.
This presentation is is part of the project “Increasing Access to Justice for Older Adult Victims of Sexual Assault: A Capacity Building Approach”. It is funded by the Justice Canada Victims Fund. Learn more about this project or consult the full list of resources (see links on this page). View the recorded webinar on youtube or download the slides (link below).
Thingamajiggers Restaurant offers affordable, home-style food delivered to seniors. This Meals-On-Wheels style program delivers meals to the senior's door (free delivery). Seniors can sign up for one meal a day, 5 days a week or one meal a day, 1 day a week. The cost of the meal is $8 (no dessert provided) with two choices to choose from. Call 709-651-6000 for information.
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.
Veteran Emergency Fund
The health and well-being of Veterans involves multiple factors that go well beyond the scope of traditional health services and benefits. The new fund would provide Veterans Affairs Canada (VAC) with the flexibility needed to financially assist Veterans and their families quickly and efficiently in their time of urgent need. The Veteran Emergency Fund will be in place to ensure the overall well-being of Veterans and their families as a short-term support mechanism while other longer-term support arrangements are made. It would be available to any Canadian Veteran, or their spouse/common law partner, orphan or survivor living in Canada whose well-being is at risk as a result of an urgent or unexpected situation. Contact VAC at 1-866-522-2122 (toll-free)
Effective Date: This new Fund would be put into place April 1, 2018.
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: email@example.com
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.
The Violence Prevention Initiative (VPI) is a multi-departmental government - community partnership. This initiative is working to find long term solutions to violence against those most at risk in our society. Persons at risk include - women, children, youth, older persons, persons with disabilities, Aboriginal women and children and other people who are vulnerable to violence because of their ethnicity, sexual orientation or economic status. The Violence Prevention Initiative is coordinated by the Women's Policy Office. Contact the VPI at firstname.lastname@example.org or (709) 729-5009.