Looking for services for seniors in St. John’s, NL and the surrounding Avalon East region? Consider these organizations:Accessible Parking Permits - DMV
IMPORTANT NOTES FOR THE PERMIT HOLDER:
- only 1 permit issued per person
- you are not required to have a driver’s licence or a vehicle to obtain a permit
- there is no fee associated with the permit
- permit can be used in any vehicle that the permit holder is a passenger in, but is not transferable and cannot be loaned to anyone for use. It is illegal to use a permit not issued to you.
- permit can be laminated
- permit must be displayed in the windshield of a vehicle occupying a accessible parking space. For proper identification the permit number and expiry date should be visible.
- permit can be valid from 6 months to 5 years as determined by the Division
- permit should be surrendered to the Division when it is no longer required by the holder or when requested to do so by department officials
- if you hold a drivers licence, the information submitted on your application may be forwarded to the Medical Section, for review of any impacts your condition may have on your ability to drive safely. This may result in a request for additional medical information for the purpose of accessing the medical condition on driving
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.
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 membership support creates major changes in government policies and protects the dignity of Canadians as we age. Members are also rewarded with discounts on over 100 everyday products and services they know and love from CARP’s trusted partners
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.
Connections for Seniors NL 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.
Phone: 709- 752-4835
If you are 65+ and requiring assistance with daily living and/or supplies and equipment which would enable them to remain at home, or you require protection under the Adult Protection Act, contact Eastern Health Community Supports for Seniors.
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.
The Seniors and Aging Division works with other government departments and agencies to promote healthy aging across the lifespan and acts as a centre of expertise and knowledge on seniors and aging. The Division is also responsible for the administration of the Adult Protection Act.
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.