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 view the complete resources library.

Connecting Generations – A Toolkit for Planning Intergenerational Events

Intergenerational programs and activities that bridge the generation gap help to break down barriers among people of varying ages and address issues such as social isolation, ageism, and misunderstanding. Creating supportive environments which enhance opportunities for the sharing of ideas, knowledge and experience will build upon community strengths and move New Brunswick toward creating more Age-Friendly Communities (AFC).

This Intergenerational Toolkit will help communities and organizations engage children, youth and seniors in effectively hosting intergenerational projects. It contains practical information and resources to support educators, care providers, community groups and agencies in coordinating successful intergenerational initiatives.

You may obtain a printed copy of this guide by filling an order form available HERE.

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

Determinants of Health Poster

A colorful, bilingual poster presenting the 12 determinants of health adopted as part of New Brunswick’s Wellness Strategy. Offered in 8½” by 14″ format to be printed and used as an educational tool to introduce the influence of the determinants of health on an individual’s wellness, or on a population’s general wellness levels. A presentation of each determinant is available in NB’s Wellness Strategy.

Author/Origin:
The Wellness Movement

Fredericton Age-Friendly Community Advisory Committee

The City of Fredericton Age-Friendly Community Advisory Committee is a sub-committee of Fredericton City Council. The committee is comprised of a cross-section of individual seniors, representatives of seniors groups, a city councilor and agency representatives who are committed to working towards the betterment of life for seniors in the community. The mandate of Age-Friendly Fredericton is:  to advise City Council, through its Standing Committees, on matters presently under consideration by City staff and Council that impact the quality of life of seniors in Fredericton; to work cooperatively with Council through the Community Services Committee and municipal departments by providing advice and information on the City’s policies, programs and service delivery that affect seniors, e.g. recreation, access to municipal services, healthy aging, municipal planning, etc; to encourage and facilitate dialogue throughout the community regarding municipal matters that directly impact seniors; to act as a forum for feedback from seniors on municipal matters that directly impact their daily lives; and to be guided by the World Health Organization’s framework for age-friendly cities.

Author/Origin:
Fredericton City Council