Seniors

The Wellness Movement for seniors is growing in New Brunswick!

Seniors all across New Brunswick are deciding how they want to improve wellness for themselves and others and are making it happen. Their stories inspire others and are worth celebrating!

This web page connects you with local wellness groups, tools and resources. You will find lots of great ideas about what you and your family or seniors group can do to improve your wellness and the wellness of those around you. You will also find an Events Calendar by clicking here that shows what is happening near you. While you’re there, add your group’s wellness activity to the calendar by clicking on post your event.

For more inspiration, click here to go read the wellness stories on our Wall of Wellness. Take the time to add your story while you’re there.

New Brunswick now has a toll-free number for seniors, their families and caregivers who are looking for information on government programs and services. Please call 1-855-550-0552 to speak to someone today! This number will connect you to a local resource in your area. Service is bilingual and offered Monday to Friday, from 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.

Wellness Resources for Seniors

A whole collection of other wellness resources and tools is available to help you in your path to wellness at home, at school, at work and as a community. Click here!

Active NB Seniors Toolkit (ZIP file)

As a senior, taking part in regular physical activity is key to improving your wellness. Follow the physical activity guidelines for older adults included in this toolkit and take advantage of the tools it contains – such as a walking program, activity tracker and fact sheets – to be more physically active in ways you will enjoy, even if you have mobility challenges. A toolkit developed in partnership with ParticipACTION.

Author/Origin:
The Wellness Movement

Age-Friendly Communities Evaluation Guide

The Public Health Agency of Canada has prepared the Age-Friendly Communities Evaluation Guide to provide communities with practical information on how to use indicators to measure progress and evaluate their age-friendly initiatives.

The Guide focuses on one important aspect of developing and maintaining an age-friendly community: the use of indicators in planning, implementing and evaluating age-friendly community initiatives. The Guide not only provides information on how and why the use of indicators can strengthen community age-friendly initiatives, it also offers a menu of specific, measurable indicators that are applicable to the eight domains of community life that are being addressed in age-friendly programming.

Author/Origin:
Public Health Agency of Canada

Age-Friendly Communities in Canada: Community Implementation Guide

This Guide was designed for use by anyone who wants to put their ideas and vision for a more age-friendly community into action. These actions can focus on one or many different sectors in the community—health and social services, parks and recreation, policing services and businesses—to incorporate age-friendly approaches into design, policy and services. The Guide shows you how to:

  • assess the age-friendliness of your community
  • get people involved
  • set goals
  • create a plan
  • carry out the plan
  • assess whether you have accomplished the goals in your plan
  • share the results with others
Author/Origin:
Public Health Agency of Canada

Age-Friendly Communities in Canada: Toolbox

The Public Health Agency of Canada has put together this Toolbox, which contains many practical tools and resources to help make your community more age-friendly. These tools include great examples from across Canada of work plans, time lines, checklists, potential funders and guidelines to help you implement and assess your progress in developing your age-friendly community.

This Toolbox is intended for use by seniors, business people, city/town planners, community groups, municipal officials, recreation coordinators and other concerned citizens who are interested in developing or updating strategies for age-friendly communities. It is designed to guide the development and assessment of projects toward the age-friendly goal. Best communication practices are also provided to help deliver age-friendly messages consistently and effectively.

Author/Origin:
Public Health Agency of Canada