If you are a senior citizen in Newfoundland and Labrador, please consult this directory for a list of seniors services still operating during COVID-19.
Organizations are doing all they can to respect social distancing measures, while ensuring you are still taken care of during COVID-19.Alzheimer Society NL
The Alzheimer Society is the leading not-for-profit health organization working to improve the quality of life for those affected by Alzheimer’s disease and other dementias and advance the search for the cause and cure.
During COVID-19, the Alzheimer Society offices are closed and people are working remotely.
CARP (Canadian Association for Retired Persons) is Canada’s largest advocacy association for older Canadians. CARP is committed to working with all parties in government to advocate for older Canadians to advocate for better healthcare, financial security, and freedom from ageism.
CARP continues to provide relevant information such as COVID-19 financial help for seniors (Nationally and Provincially)
The Canadian Network for the Prevention of Elder Abuse connects people and organizations, foster the exchange of reliable information, and advance program and policy development on issues related to preventing the abuse of older adults. They do this work at the local, regional, provincial/territorial, and national levels.
During COVID-19, the CNPEA is still providing support and advice, while socially distancing.
Connections for Seniors seeks to empower seniors to overcome barriers to safe and affordable housing, and provide support services that help reduce risks to well-being and promote quality of life. They believe that all seniors have the right to feel safe, to feel healthy, and to make choices about their own lives.
In light of COVID-19, Connections for Seniors will not be accepting visitors to our Shelter Program until further notice. All Outreach Program and Transportation Services are suspended until further notice, with exception of health appointments and support with food supplies.
Contact Connections for Seniors if you are experiencing food insecurity.
Are you seeking protection or want to report abuse/neglect in Newfoundland? Contact the NL Adult Protection Line and maintain confidentiality. The situation will be reviewed by a social worker and, if appropriate, a plan will be put in place to protect the adult.
If you think somebody is being abused or neglected, it is your legal obligation to report it. Failure to do so is an offence and can lead to a fine of up to $10,000 and/or one year imprisonment. If you suspect somebody is being abused or neglected, call toll-free 1-855-376-4957 or contact your local police.
Phone: 709-737-2333 or toll-free 1-800-563-5599
Seniors NL is 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.
At this time, the Seniors NL office is closed and people are working remotely. They provide a wealth of important information for our older adults in the province. Click here for their COVID-19 related advice.