18 Aug Department of Seniors’ Seniors’ Safety Program
I want to take the time to share resources available in our community for seniors.
The Department of Seniors’ Seniors’ Safety Program is responsible for all senior safety concerns, such as crime, senior abuse, and health issues. Each geographic region has their own coordinator that serves as a link between seniors and the police. The program is community based and the coordinator works closely with local police and other senior-serving organizations locally, provincially, and nationally.
The coordinator for Halifax is Ester Suh. She can be reached at 902-455-6393 or email@example.com.
211 is a toll-free helpline that connects individuals to local community and social services. It is available 24/7 and it is offered in over 140 languages.
An online database is also available: www.ns.211.ca
A constituent of mine told me recently that 211 helped her access blood work for her elderly father (94). She called 211 and they suggested she call his doctor and ask the doctor to make a requisition through continuing care for blood work. She did, and her father was able to have his blood work done in his home!
Lastly, Community Foundations of Canada’s Investment Readiness Program (federal) will be accepting applications from charities, non-profits, co-ops, and for-profit social enterprises.
Eligible organizations could receive from $10,000 to $100,000 in non-repayable capital to develop their enterprise. Applications will be accepted from September 8 – October 9.
For more information, please see this link: https://www.canada.ca/en/employment-social-development/programs/social-innovation-social-finance/investment-readiness.html
If you have any ideas or projects that can help seniors in Clayton Park West, please contact our office by phone at 902-443-8318 or by email at firstname.lastname@example.org. We are also looking to create a community group that helps seniors in Clayton Park West so please reach out if you want to be involved!