Seniors

The Wellness Movement for seniors is growing in New Brunswick!

This web page connects you with local wellness groups, tools and resources catered to and designed for seniors’ wellness.

Make sure to have a look at the Wellness Events Calendar to find out about activities, walking groups, 50+ health clinics and other wellness activities that might interest you!

Remember that 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
Monday to Friday, from 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. Service is offered in both languages.

Wellness Resources for Seniors

For wellness resources and tools to help you in your path to wellness at home, at school, at work and as a community, click here to biew the complete resources library.

Senior Goodwill Ambassador Program

The objective of the Senior Goodwill Ambassador (SGA) Program is to influence community inclusiveness by promoting an intergenerational approach which engages New Brunswick seniors, their families, and friends and community members in healthy active living, supporting independence and a culture of wellness.

Senior Goodwill Ambassadors are New Brunswick residents 60 years of age and older who volunteer to participate in events or programs within their community.  They participate in activities to influence the senior’s capacity to make healthy choices through conversations, public presentations at workshops or conferences, and attendance at community and social events.  Senior Goodwill Ambassadors speak with individuals and groups about wellness, healthy active living and staying engaged in their community.  They promote an intergenerational approach to enhance opportunities to create conditions which support inclusion, community connectedness, and age-friendly environments.

Senior Goodwill Ambassadors who have been appointed by the Governement of New Brunswick for the 2018-2020 term are:

County        Name
Albert Fred Veysey
Carleton Linda MacFarlane
Charlotte Sylvia Humphries
Charlotte Muriel Jarvis
Charlotte Joyce Elaine Bryant
Charlotte Annabelle Juneau
Gloucester Mary Perry
Kent Bea Patterson
Kings Della Webster
Kings Paul Taylor
Kings June McLennan
Kings Alison Luckett
Kings Patty Deering
Madawaska Georges-Henri Levesque
Northumberland Bernard (Bunny) Dempsey
Restigouche June Harquail
Saint John Brian Boudreau
Saint John Roberta Gardener
Saint John Deborah McCormack
Sunbury Malcolm (Mac) MacFarlane
Sunbury Lesley Brennan-Caravan
Sunbury Helen Ladouceur
Sunbury Rose-Marie Robichaud
Westmorland Jeanne Brideau
Westmorland Line Godbout
Westmorland Lillian Surette
Westmorland Patricia (Pat) Merrithew
Westmorland Anne MacLeod
York Beverlee-Jane (Jane) Stewart
York Patricia (Pat) Kilfillen
York Adeline Misener
York/Carleton Beverley Jacobson

Note that applications are still being accepted for Counties with no representation. Please contact the Wellness Branch of the Department of Social Development for more information 506-453-4217 or by email at mieux-etre.wellness@gnb.ca

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Author/Origin:
New Brunswick Department of Social Development - Wellness Branch

Start Your Story

Stories spark emotion and inspiration for all of us. The Wellness Movement’s new theme, “Start Your Story”, highlights wellness stories from New Brunswick individuals, families, community groups, schools and workplaces around the province to motivate people to take action to enhance their wellness and the wellness of those around them. Find inspiration in these stories, use them to inspire people in your community, and invite those who are already on their wellness journey to share their own!

Author/Origin:
The Wellness Movement

Your Personal Passport to Healthy Living

Originally designed for older adults but still useful for people of all ages, the Passport takes the participant on a healthy lifestyle journey. It is designed to provide them with benefits that will last a lifetime. Research shows that when people record their daily habits, it increases their rate of success in changing their lifestyle. This document invites you to take notes onof your progress, and features wellness advices.

Author/Origin:
The Active Living Coalition for Older Adults
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