National Resources for Aging Parents

National Resources for Aging Parents

There are approximately 5.9 million Senior Citizens in Canada; likely some of whom rely on you for help. When it comes to health and wellness, programs and services, and safety and security for this demographic there are a wide array of services and programs tailored to the specific needs of the province’s Seniors.

Share Lawyers has compiled a list of services available across Canada and in specific regions for Senior Citizens. In the case of emergencies always dial 9-1-1.

Senior Citizens Services in Canada

Alzheimer Society Canada ………. 1-800-616-8816
The Alzheimer Society is the leading not-for-profit health organization working nationwide to improve the quality of life for Canadians affected by Alzheimer’s disease and other dementias and advance the search for the cause and cure. Active in communities right across Canada, the Society has programs and services near you. For more information, visit the Alzheimer Society Canada.

Canadian Association of Retired Persons (CARP) ………. 1-800-363-9736
CARP is a national, non-profit association promoting financial security, better access to health care, and freedom from discrimination for those as they age. For more information visit the CARP website.

CPP Disability Benefit ………. 1-800-277-9914
Canada Pension Plan (CPP) provides disability benefits to people who have made enough contributions to the CPP and who are disabled and cannot work at any job on a regular basis. Benefits may also be available to their dependent children. For more information visit the
Government of Canada website.

Canadian Hard of Hearing Association ………. 1-800-263-8068 or TDD/TTY (613) 526-2692
The Canadian Hard of Hearing Association (CHHA) is a consumer-based organization formed by and for hard of hearing Canadians. CHHA works cooperatively with professionals, service providers and government bodies, and provides information about hard of hearing issues and solutions. CHHA is Canada’s only nationwide non-profit consumer organization run by and for hard of hearing people. For more information visit the CHHA website.

HelpAge ………. 1-800-648-1111
HelpAge’s mission is to work in partnership with other organizations to improve and maintain the quality of life of vulnerable older persons and their community. HelpAge is for older persons to lead secure, healthy, active and dignified lives. For more information, visit the HelpAge website.

Osteoporosis Canada ………. 1-800-463-6842
Osteoporosis affects many Canadians, especially as they age. The deterioration of the bones associated with osteoporosis can lead most commonly to fractures of the hip, spine, wrist, and shoulder. For information about treatment, prevention, and other resources about osteoporosis visit the Osteoporosis Canada website.

Veterans Affairs Canada ………. 1-866-522-2122
Veterans Affairs offers various programs including programs for disability pensions, Veterans allowances, pension advocacy, health care and commemoration. They provide compensation for hardships arising from disabilities and lost economic opportunities, innovative health and social services, professional legal assistance and recognition of the achievements and sacrifices of Canadians during periods of war and conflict. For more information visit the Veterans Affairs Canada website.

Senior Citizens Services By Province

Alberta
Alberta Adult Health Benefit ………. 1-877-644-9992
Alberta Supports Centre ………. 1-877-644-9992 or TTY 1-800-232-7215
Alzheimer’s Society: Alberta and Northwest Territories ……….  1-866-950-5465
Hear Alberta ………. 1-866-471-2805
Health Link ………. 8-1-1
Protection of Persons in Care ………. 1-888-357-9339
Residential Access Modification Program (RAMP) ……….  1-877-427-5760
Special Needs Assistance for Seniors  ………. 1-877-644-9992

British Columbia
55+ BC Games ………. (778) 426-2940
BC Healthy Communities Society (BCHC) ………. (250) 590-8442
Elders Transportation Program ……….  1-800-990-2432
Grandparents Raising Grandchildren Support Line ………. 1-855-474-9777
Healthlink BC ………. 8-1-1
Northern Health ……….1-800-647-4997
Office of the Seniors Advocate ……… 1-877-952-3181
Seniors First BC SAIL Hotline ………. 1-866-437-1940
Travel Assistance Program (TAP) ………. 1-800-661-2668

Manitoba
55 Plus Supplement ………. 1-800-563-8793
A & O: Support Services for Older Adults Inc. ………. 1-888-333-3121
CONTACT Community Information ………. 1-866-266-4636
Geriatric Mental Health Team and Mental Health Services for Seniors ……….  (204) 982-0140
Health Links – Info Santé ………. 1-888-315-9257
Independent Living Resource Centre ………. 1-800-663-3043
Klinic Crisis Line ………. 1-888-322-3019
Manitoba Farm and Rural Support Line ………. 1-866-367-3276
Manitoba Health, Healthy Living and Seniors (in motion) ………. 1-866-788-3648
Meals on Wheels ……….  204-956-7711  (Winnipeg) or 204-727-6641 (Brandon)
Pharmacare Program ………. 1-800-297-8099
Seniors Abuse Support Line ………. 1-888-896-7183

New Brunswick
Seniors’ Information Line ………. 1-855-550-0552
Coalition for Seniors and Nursing Home Residents Rights ………. (506) 860-7682
Housing and income support Seniors’ Information Line ………. 1-855-550-0552
Health Equipment Loan Program (HELP) ………. 1-800-588-4881
Public Housing Program Seniors’ Information Line ………. 1-855-550-0552
Senior Goodwill Ambassador Program ………. (506) 453-4217
Age Friendly Recognition Program ……….  (506) 453-4217
New Horizons for Seniors Program (NHSP) ……….  1-800-277-9914
New Brunswick Seniors Citizens Federation ………. 1-800-453-3333
Meals on Wheels ………. (506) 658-1888
Go Ahead Seniors/Aînés en Marche ………. (506) 860-6548
Seniors’ Information Centre ………. (506) 855-1121

Newfoundland and Labrador
Connections for Seniors (St. John’s Shelter and Supports) ………. 699-2858
Seniors NL ………. 1-800-563-5599
Department of Health and Community Services ………. (709) 729-4984
Grand Bank Seniors 50+ Club ………. (709) 832-0770
Newfoundland and Labrador Network for the Prevention of Elder Abuse ………. 1-800-563-5599
Newfoundland and Labrador Sexual Assault Crisis and Prevention Centre ………. 1-800-726-2743
Seniors Resource Centre of Newfoundland and Labrador ………. 1-800-563-5599
Twin Cities Seniors Group ………. (709) 944-7100

Northwest Territories
Alzheimer Society of Alberta and Northwest Territories ………. 1-866-950-5465
AVENS – A Community for Seniors ………. (867) 920-2443
Extended Health Benefits Seniors’ Program ………. 1-800-661-0830
NWT Seniors’ Society ………. 1-800-661-0878
NWT Disabilities Council ………. 1-800-491-8885
NWT Network of Prevention of Abuse of Older Adults ……….  1-800-661-0878
Salvation Army NWT Resource Centre ………. (867) 920-4673
Seniors Home Heating Subsidy (SHHS)……….  1-866-973-7252
Vision Loss Rehabilitation Northwest Territories ………. 1-866-459-2648

National Resources for Aging Parents

Nova Scotia
Alzheimer InfoLine ………. 1-800-611-6345
Canada Senior Games Association (CSGA) ………. (902) 638-8009
Caregiver Support ………. 1-877-488-7390
Chebucto Links–Halifax ………. (902) 523-5590
Department of Seniors ………. 1-844-277-0770
Disabled Persons Commission ………. (902) 424-8280
Elderfit ………. (902) 766-0272
Health Information and Advice  ………. 8-1-1
Hearing Institute Atlantic ………. (902) 482-2222 (HRM Locations) 902-530-2222 (Bridgewater)
Help-line/Outreach Seniors’ Infoline ………. (902) 752-8400
Home Care, Long-Term Care, Caregiver Allowance, Adult Protection ………. 1-800-225-7225
Need-a-Lift Transportation Services Inc. ………. (902) 222-LIFT (5438)
Pharmacare Program ………. 1-800-544-6191
Senior Abuse Awareness ………. 1-844-277-0770
Seniors’ Safety Driving Discount Program ………. (902) 424-5851
Senior’s Travel ………. 1-800-565-0000
Serving Seniors Alliance Co-operative ………. (902) 499-4122
Snow Removal for Seniors & Persons with Disabilities ………. (902) 483-3678
Trans County Transportation Society (TCTS) ………. (902) 665-1212
Veterans’ Independence Program  ………. 1-866-522-2122

Nunavut
Akausisarvik Mental Health Facility ………. (867) 979-7630
Elder Support Phone Line  ………. 1-866-684-5056
Nunavut Housing Corporation Directorate Office ………. (867) 975-7200
Senior Fuel Subsidy ……….  867-975-5682
Social Assistance ………. 1-800-567-1514 (Qikiqtaaluk) 1-800-953-8516 (Kivalliq) 1-800-661-0845 (Kitikmeot)
Senior Citizens Home Repair Program
The Seniors and Persons with Disabilities Housing Options Program
 ………. 1-844-413-9355

Ontario
Alzheimer Society: Ontario  ………. 1-800-879-4226
Elder Abuse Ontario ………. 1-866-299-1011
Ontario Assistive Devices Program ………. 1-800-268-6021
Ontario Association of Speech-Language Pathologists and Audiologists (OSLA) ………. 1-800-718-6752
Ontario Ministry of Health and Long-Term Care ………. 1-866-532-3161
Ontario Retirement Communities of Ontario (ORCA) ………. 1-888-263-5556
Ontario Seniors Secretariat INFOline ………. 1-888-910-1999
Seniors Care Information Line ………. 1-866-532-3161

Prince Edward Island
55 Alive/Mature Driving Program ………. (902) 368-9008
55 + GAMES  ……….  1-800-247-6712
Active Aging Canada ……….   1-800-549-9799
Drug Cost Assistance Program ………. 1-877-577-3737
East Prince Seniors’ Initiative ………. (902) 888-2177
go!PEI ………. (902) 892-5323
Hear, Hear PEI ……….
Home Support Services ………. (902) 368-6130
Hope Air ………. 1-877-346-4673
Island Help Line ………. 1-800-218-2885
Organized Stroke Care Program ………. 1-844-871-0634
Les Francophones de l’âge d’or de l’Île-du-Prince-Édouard ………. (902) 724-5123
PEI 811 ………. 8-1-1
PEI Party Line ……….  1-866-770-0588
PEI Senior Citizens’ Federation Inc. ………. 1-877-368-9008
Person-to-Person Telephone Contact Program ………. (902) 439-5480
Porte bonheur ………. (902) 854-2091
Restorative Care ………. (902) 368-4607
Seniors College ………. (902) 894-2867
Seniors College of Prince Edward Island – Computer Courses ………. (902) 894-2867
Seniors Home Repair Program ………. 1-855-374-7366
Seniors’ Friendly Visiting Program ………. 1-877-368-9008
Seniors Mental Health Resource Team  ………. (902) 368-4911 (Charlottetown) (902) 888-8180 (Summerside)
Seniors’ Secretariat Department of Family and Human Services  ………. 1-866-770-0588
Seniors toll-free line ………. 1-866-770-0588
Real Meals ………. (902) 892-4257

Québec
Age-Friendly Québec Program ………. (418) 646-7410
Age-Friendly Municipalities Initiative ………. (418) 646-7829
Association des grands-parents du Québec ………. 1-866-745-6110
Association québécoise des centres communautaires pour aînés ………. (438) 386-9944
Eligibility for Paratransit – Ministère des Transports, de la Mobilité durable et de l’Électrification des transports ……….  1-888-355-0511
Hearing devices, Optometric services, Devices that compensate for a physical deficiency, Visual devices – Régie de l’assurance maladie du Québec ………. 1-800-561-9749
Home Adaptation – Société d’habitation du Québec ………. 1-800-463-4315
Info-Santé 8-1-1 ………. 8-1-1
Meals on Wheels – Popotes Roulantes ……….  8-1-1
Programme Pair ………. 1-877-997-7247
Réseau FADOQ ………. 1-800-828-3344

Saskatchewan
Age Friendly Saskatchewan ……….  (306) 764-1011 (Prince Albert and area) (306) 933-6200 (Saskatoon and area) (306) 757-0127 (Regina and area)
Eye Examinations For Seniors ………. 1-800-266-0695
HealthLine 811 ………. 8-1-1
Personal Care Home Benefit  ………. 1-855-544-7242
Prince Albert Mobile Crisis Services ……….(306) 764-1011
Regina Mobile Crisis Services, Inc. ………. (306) 757-0127
Saskatchewan Aids to Independent Living (SAIL) ………. 1-888-787-8996
Saskatchewan Assisted Living Services (SALS) ……….1-800-667-7567
Saskatchewan Provincial Park Vehicle Entry Permit for Seniors ………. 1-800-205-7070
Saskatoon Crisis Intervention Service ………. (306) 933-6200
Seniors’ Drug Plan ………. 1-800-667-7581
Seniors Income Plan (SIP) ………. 1-800-667-7161
Social Housing for Seniors ………. 1-800-667-7567
The Life Lease Program ………. 1-800-667-7567

Yukon
Birch Lodge  ………. (867) 393-6248
Community Day Program ………. (867) 456-6806 or 1-800-661-0408 ext. 6806
Copper Ridge Place  ……….  (867) 393-7500
Elderactive Recreation Association ……….  (867) 456 – 8252
Golden Age Society ………. (867) 668-5538
Grandparents’ Rights Association of the Yukon (GRAY) ………. (867) 821-3821
Macaulay Lodge  ………. (867) 667-5955
McDonald Lodge  ……….  (867) 993-5345
Respite Care Services ………. 1-800-661-0408 ext. 8961
Seniors’ Services/Adult Protection Unit ………. (867) 456-3946 or 1-800-661-0408 (ext. 3946)
Residential Care Programs  ………. 1-800-661-0408 ext. 8961
Thomson Centre  ………. (867) 393-8625
Yukon Council On Aging ……….1-866-582-9707
Yukon Order of Pioneers  ………. (867) 334-6332
Yukon Seniors and Elders


No matter where you are in Canada, there are many resources for your loved ones who are looking for services and programs for Seniors.


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