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Useful Links for Older Adults

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Office of Seniors Advocate

https://www.seniorsadvocatenl.ca/

The office of Seniors Advocate or OSA makes independent recommendations and promotes awareness to improve seniors' services, which are the programs, services or supports related to health care, personal care, housing, transportation or finances that are used by, or associated with, seniors. 

Contact Information:

Telephone: (709) 729-6603
Toll-Free: 1-833-729-6603
Email: seniorsadvocate@seniorsadvocatenl.ca


Seniors NL:

http://seniorsnl.ca/

SeniorsNL is an important resource for seniors of this province, and are a planning partner for our future conference.

About SeniorsNL: "We are dedicated to promoting the independence and well-being of older adults in Newfoundland and Labrador through the provision of information as well as various programs and services."

Contact Information:

Call: 709-737-2333
Toll-free: 1-800-563-5599 (in NL)
Email: info@seniorsnl.ca


Canadian Food Guide to Healthy Aging: Why is healthy eating important for seniors?

https://food-guide.canada.ca/en/tips-for-healthy-eating/seniors/


Corner Brook Public Library- Home Reader Service 

Contact Information – 709-634-0013 (contact for eligibility and/or more information)

The Corner Brook Public Library offers a Home Reader Service to residents in these communities if they are:

·        senior citizens who cannot visit the library

·        visually or physically challenged persons or

·        persons living in care facilities or seniors housing.

This service will deliver new books and take back previously loaned materials on a rotating schedule. The service can bring you books, in regular and large print, as well as audio books and more.


Physical Activity Guide for Healthy Aging:

https://www.canada.ca/en/public-health/services/publications/healthy-living/physical-activity-tips-older-adults-65-years-older.html

 

Newfoundland and Labrador – Health and Community Services:

https://www.gov.nl.ca/hcs/

The Department of Health and Community Services provides a leadership role in health and community services programs and policy development for the province. This involves working in partnership with a number of key stakeholders including regional health authorities, community organizations, professional associations, post-secondary educational institutions, unions, consumers and other government departments.

 

Newfoundland and Labrador – Health and Wellness 

https://www.gov.nl.ca/health-and-wellness/

Links and additional resources and many healthcare services, and information within the province. 

 

Safer Meds NL

https://safermedsnl.ca/

SaferMedsNL brings together patient advocates, community organizations, healthcare professionals and academic researchers, to improve medication use through deprescribing (or safely stopping) potentially harmful or unnecessary medications. 





Aging Research Centre (ARC)

Grenfell Campus, Memorial University of Newfoundland
20 University Drive, Corner Brook, Newfoundland
A2H 5G4, Canada

Office: FC4022
Phone: 709-639-4872
Email: arc@grenfell.mun.ca



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