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ATTENTION: The Guaranteed Income Supplement is for seniors who have a low income. You or someone you know may be eligible to get it               


NEW Resource: Online calculator for you to determine how much you will receive from the Seniors Benefits and Income Supplement.


New Resource: Healthy Eating NL Resource Centre loads of information  for everyone, what communities and groups can do to have good healthy food.

New Resource:  Take Charge NL : Rebates to help you save money and reduce energy loss in your home. Take advantage of many rebates that are designed to encourage residents to use energy wisely and save money on utility costs. The rebates are meant to help offset the costs of energy efficiency upgrades to products including basement and attic insulation, electronic and programmable thermostats, Energy Star appliances, and more. We also offer numerous energy saving and cost reducing tips and can even come to your business to speak with your clients and answer any questions that they may have.


Special links for unpaid Caregivers

Provincial Home Support Services Program Paid Family Caregiving Option



Employment Insurance Compassionate Care Benefits - Government of Canada

Employment Insurance Compassionate Care Benefits
are available to people who have to be away from work temporarily to provide care or support to a family member who is gravely ill with a significant risk of death.http://www.servicecanada.gc.ca/eng/sc/ei/benefits/compassionate.shtml

http://www.servicecanada.gc.ca/eng/ei/types/compassionate_care.shtml This document can be made available in alternative formats such as Braille, large print, audio cassette, CD, DAISY, and computer diskette. Call 1 800 O-Canada (1-800-622-6232) to request a copy. If you have a hearing or speech impairment and use a teletypewriter (TTY), call 1-800-926-9105. Produced by Service Canada January 2015


Video series: Dementia and Caregiving

Hear from family caregivers as they share their personal experiences and talk about the importance of their social connections.

Home Support, Respite Care, etc - Regional Health Authorities- click the link where you live

Western Regional Health Authority

Eastern Health Authority

Central Health Authority

Labrador Grenfell Health Authority


Western Regional Health Authority

Eastern Health Authority


Central Health Authority

Main  link to Community Supports and Residential Services

Specific Links per topic

·         Alternate Family Care

·         Cardiopulmonary Services

·         Chronic Disease Prevention and Management

·         Community Behavioural Services

·          Co-operative Apartment 

·         Diagnostic Imaging

·         Home Support Services 

·         Laboratory Services

·         Long term care 

·         Lymphedema Management 

·         Palliative/End of Life Care 

·         Personal Care Home 

·         Regional Pharmacy Services

·         Rehabilitative Services

·         Short term Acute Care 

Resources on Client, Patient & Resident Safety

Medication card  

SSI brochure  

Taking steps to avoid falls  at home and in personal care homes settings  

Medication safety  

Assistive devices  

Mobility aids  

VAP Brochure  

Hip protector 

Stop the clot checklist  

Preventing blood clots 

Home safety checklist 

Vitamin D 

Your safety in healthcare  

Patient safety booklet   

Labrador Grenfell Health Authority

Community Health:http://www.lghealth.ca/index.php?pageid=89

Facilities, Programs and Services: http://www.lghealth.ca/index.php?pageid=12 


Easy, Tasty...Delicious Healthy Eating for Healthy Aging Government of Newfoundland and Labrador

Facebook Page- Seniors in Canada- launched by Government of Canada

Financial Information Helpline FREE service offered by Credit Counselling Services of Newfoundland & Labrador

From the National Initiative for the Care of the ElderlyPocket Tools on Caregiving, Dementia, End of Life Issues, and more

Government of Canada's Get Cyber Safe to protect yourself from frauds, scams and more...

Government of Canada: Resources for Seniors for each Province/Territory

Government of Canada: Resources for Caregivers for each Province/Territory

Government of Canada : What Every Older Canadian Should Know About:

Government of Canada: Planning for aging in place


Grief and Bereavement
           Western Health
           Eastern Health

Health Canada's Healthy Eating Toolbox    French

Home Repair and Rental Programs you can apply for

Home Share NL - the Smart Housing Solution

Listing of Municipalities offering Tax Breaks for Seniors

Medical Travel Assistance- enhanced to provide better assistance

Mobile Smiles  Mobile Smiles is a fully mobile and accessible dental hygiene service. Their dental hygienist will provide a full scope of high quality services where you live.

Protecting Yourself from Financial Abuse. Canadian Bankers Association Website Information

Residential Tenancies in NL - A Publication by the Public Legal Information Association of NL, providing information about the rights and responsibilities of tenants and landlords under Newfoundland and Labrador’s residential tenancies legislation

Seniors Guidebook to Safety and Security

St. John's Retired Citizens Association

Other Links below are listed in alphabetical order

Alzheimer Society

Arthritis Society

Association for New Canadians

Atlantic Seniors Housing Research Alliance

Bridging the Gap Start your Journey to Mental Wellness

Canada Revenue Agency Order your Tax forms to be mailed from Canada Revenue Agency
2015 tax package - you can view and print the 2015 general income tax and benefit package. You can also order a printed copy using this online form, but it will only be mailed starting February 2, 2015. It will also be available at Canada Post and Service Canada outlets as of February 2, 2016. Click here for CRA Volunteer Tax Preparation Clinics in Newfoundland and Labrador

Canadian Cancer Society - NL

Canadian Caregiver Coalition

Canadian Diabetes Association

Canadian Hard of Hearing Association of NL

Canadian Institute for the Blind

Canadian Mental Health Association- NL

Canadian Network for the Prevention of Elder Abuse (CNPEA)

Canadian Red Cross NL

             Community Transportation Service

Caregivers "Out of Isolation"

CHANNAL( Consumers’ Health Awareness Network Newfoundland And Labrador )

Coalition Against Violence Avalon East

College of the North Atlantic (link to all campuses)

Credit Counselling Services of Newfoundland & Labrador

Dementia Friends Canada

Department Health and Community Services-NL       

            Regional Health Authorities:

             Central Health

             Eastern Health

             Labrador -Grenfell

             Western Health

Department of Seniors, Wellness and Social Development

             For Seniors

            Seniors and Aging Division

Drug Card - Seniors Citizens Drug Subside Plan

Empower  the Disability Resource Centre

GetPrepared.ca : 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. Includes a downloadable emergency preparedness guide. 

Government of Canada

          Service Canada- link to Retirement Planning: applying for Canada Pension, 
          Guaranteed Income Supplement and more...

Are you one of those seniors eligible for the Guaranteed Income Supplement? Do you know a senior who has not applied for this supplement?  http://www.servicecanada.gc.ca/eng/isp/pub/oas/gismain.shtml

Government of Canada Services Guide for Seniors   French

Government of Canada   IS YOUR HOME HEALTHY Easy Steps to Maintaining a Healthy Home

Government of Newfoundland & Labrador

Government of Canada  Aging and Seniors Division

Financial Consumer Agency of Canada

Healthy Canadians - access up to date information on recalls( food, drugs, toys, vehicles,  etc), and safety alerts. Loads of other information on being a smart consumer. 

Kidney Foundation of Canada

Lifeline - Medical Alert Service

Lung Association - Newfoundland and Labrador

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. 

Newfoundland and Labrador Centre for Health Information

Newfoundland and Labrador Community Accounts

Newfoundland and Labrador Housing this link brings you to the page where you can link to the following programs:

          Home Modification Program (HMP)
          Provincial Home Repair Program (PHRP)
          Rental Housing Program Rental Residential Rehabilitation Assistance Program ( RRAP)
          Residential Energy Efficiency Program ( REEP)

Nursing Home Abuse Resource (USA based website)

Office of the Citizens' Representative of Newfoundland and Labrador

Osteoporosis Society of Canada

OT Works - Canada's Occupational Therapy Resource Site

Parkinson Society Canada

Public Health Agency of Canada : Self Care for Caregivers

Public Legal Information Association of Newfoundland 
(click Publications and scroll down to Planning Ahead)

Respect Aging - Training Site Government of NL

RCMP's Canadian Anti Fraud Centre

Red Cross NL

Refugee and Immigrant Advisory Council Inc.

Thyroid Association of Canada

Transition Housing Association of Newfoundland and Labrador

Violence Prevention Initiative NL

**French follows English text**


Employment and Skills Development Canada (ESDC), on behalf of the Government of Canada, is pleased to announce the launch of a new seniors Facebook page called Seniors in Canada. This Facebook page is a page for all Canadians who are committed to improving and supporting the lives of seniors.

The Facebook page was launched with the goal to feature dynamic, visually appealing and user-friendly content aimed at keeping seniors living in Canada active, engaged and informed. We are looking to our partners, like you, to help keep the page active by posting new content, including stories, programs, initiatives and services relevant, timely and of importance to seniors. Seniors in Canada will also provide an interactive channel for engagement among seniors, their families, caregivers, service organizations and stakeholders.

We encourage you to be a part of Seniors in Canada. Please join the movement, like and/or share the page, add new content and help get the conversation going. We invite you to add this link to your seniors-related communications materials: Like us on Facebook<https://www.facebook.com/pages/Seniors-in-Canada-A%C3%AEn%C3%A9s-au-Canada/1471831713076413> / Aimez-nous sur Facebook<https://www.facebook.com/pages/Seniors-in-Canada-A%C3%AEn%C3%A9s-au-Canada/1471831713076413>.


Subject: Page Facebook: Aînés au Canada / Facebook Page: Seniors in Canada


Chers collègues,

Emploi et Développement social Canada (EDSC) est heureux d'annoncer, au nom du gouvernement du Canada, le lancement de la nouvelle page Facebook Aînés au Canada. Cette page Facebook s'adresse à toutes les Canadiennes et tous les Canadiens qui sont déterminés à soutenir les aînés et à améliorer leur qualité de vie.

Le lancement de cette page vise à offrir aux aînés vivant au Canada un contenu dynamique, visuellement attrayant et convivial leur permettant de demeurer actifs, engagés et informés. Nous souhaitons que nos partenaires, comme vous, nous aideront à garder cette page active et actuelle en y affichant du nouveau contenu, dont des histoires, des programmes, des initiatives et des services qui sont pertinents, opportuns et importants pour les aînés. La page Aînés au Canada offrira également un point de contact interactif permettant aux aînés de communiquer entre eux, ainsi qu'avec leur famille, les aidants naturels, les organismes de service et les intervenants.

La Journée nationale des aînés arrive à grands pas (le 1er octobre) et nous souhaitons profiter de l'engouement entourant cette journée pour promouvoir la nouvelle page Facebook. Dans un esprit de partenariat, nous vous encourageons à utiliser ce nouvel outil de média social pour transmettre vos messages sur la Journée nationale des aînés, sur les journées ou les mois des aînés prévus dans les provinces ou territoires, et sur de futures initiatives touchant les ainés.


Nous vous encourageons à participer activement au contenu de cette page Facebook. Veuillez vous joindre à ce mouvement en aimant, en partageant ou en bonifiant le contenu de cette page, et en contribuant à stimuler les échanges entre les personnes concernées. Nous vous invitons à ajouter ce lien à vos documents de communication liés aux aînés : Aimez-nous sur Facebook<https://www.facebook.com/pages/Seniors-in-Canada-A%C3%AEn%C3%A9s-au-Canada/1471831713076413> /  Like us on Facebook<https://www.facebook.com/pages/Seniors-in-Canada-A%C3%AEn%C3%A9s-au-Canada/1471831713076413>.


Si vous avez des questions ou souhaitez obtenir plus de renseignements, n'hésitez pas à communiquer avec Daniela Gaudert, conseillère principale en communications, en composant le 819-654-1928 ou en utilisant l'adresse daniela.gaudert@hrsdc-rhdcc.gc.ca<mailto:daniela.gaudert@hrsdc-rhdcc.gc.ca>.


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