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PEI Emergency Numbers | 911 | Emergency Numbers

Emergency numbers that you can call toll-free: 911 – The 911 System links callers to emergency service providers:

• ambulance
• fire department
• police
• poison control centre

 

Other toll-free emergency numbers:

 

Air and Marine Emergencies. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Toll-free: 1-800-565-1582

 

Anderson Houseemergency shelter for women and children who are being

abused or at risk of abuse . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .Toll-free: 1-800-240-9894

 

Crime Stoppersreport information about a crime. . . . . Toll-free: 1-800-222-8477

 

Environmentreport oil, pesticide, chemical spills, marine stranded mammals,

illegal fishing activities, etc.. . . . . . . . . . . .Toll-free: 1-800-565-1633

 

Lennox Island Women’s Shelter . . . . .  . . . 902 831-2332

 

Poison Control for information about poison, or something you suspect might be a poison

. . . . . . . . . . . Toll-free: 1-800-565-8161

 

 

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Chapter I – Active Living

55 + Games . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 2

Congratulatory Messages . . . . . . . . . . . . .  . . . . . 2

Fishing and Hunting . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 4

Newcomers . . . . . . . . . . . . . .  . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 5

Organized Activities and Clubs for Seniors . . .. . . 6

Seniors’ Organizations . . . . . . . . . . . . . .  . . . . . . 13

Trails, Boardwalks and Parks . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .  16

 

Chapter 2 – Finances

Credit Counselling . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 20

Drug Cost Assistance Program . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 20

Employment Assistance . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .  22

Financial Assistance Program . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 24

Income Tax . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .  . . . . . . . . . 25

Pension and Benefits . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 26

Property Tax Deferral Program . . . . . . .. . . . . . . . 28

Support for Seniors With a Disability . . . .  . . . . . . 29

Veterans Affairs Canada . . . . . . . . . . . .. . . . . . . . 30

Chapter 3 – Health Services

Provided by Government

Addiction Services . . . . . . . . . . . . . .. . . . . . . . . . . 34

Adult Protection Program . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 35

Day Programs for Seniors . . . . . .  . . . . . . . . . . . . 36

Diabetes Program . . . . . . .  . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 37

Health Centers . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 38

Finding a Family Doctor . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 40

Geriatric Program . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 40

Health Card for Medicare Coverage . . .. . . . . . . . 40

Home Care Services . . . . . . . . . . .. . . . . . . . . . . . 41

Hospital Services . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 43

Living a Healthy Life . . . . . . . . .  . . . . . . . . . . . . . 44

Mental Health Services . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 45

Palliative Care . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 46

Respite, Short Term and Convalescent Care . .  . . 47

Provided by Others

Walk-in Clinics . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 49

Community Organizations . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 50

Counselling Services . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 55

Foot Care Clinics . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 56

Home Equipment Loan. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 59

Meal Delivery and Nutrition . . . . . . . . .  . . . . . . . . . 60

Private Home Care Services . . . . . . . .  . . . . . . . . . 62

Chapter 4 – Housing

 

Seniors’ Home Repair Program . .  . . . . . . . . . . . . . 64

Home Improvement Grants and Loans . . . . . . . . . . 64

Home Support Services . . . . . . . . . .  . . . . . . . . . . . 64

Landlord and Tenant Information . . . . . . . . . . . . .  . 67

Subsidized Seniors’ Housing . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .  . 67

Community Care Facilities . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .  . 69

Nursing Homes . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 73

Chapter 5 – Life-long Learning

 

Community School . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .  . . . . . . . 78

Road scholar . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 78

Genealogy . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 79

Library Services . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 79

Seniors College . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .  80

UPEI and Holland College Courses . . . . . . . . . . . . . 81

Organizations . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 82

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Chapter 6 – Personal Security and Legal Services

Alzheimer Wandering Registry Program . . . . . . . . . .86

Community Legal Information Association . . . . .. . . .86

Consumer Information and Complaints . . . . . . . . . . .87

Elder Mediation . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 87

Health Care Directives (Living Wills) . . . . . . . . . . . .. 88

Human Rights Commission . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .. 88

Legal Services . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .. 89

Emergency Preparedness . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .. 90

Personal Emergency Response Services . . . . . . . . . 91

Power of Attorney . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .  93

Public Guardianship Program . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 93

Public Trustee . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 94

Seniors’ Safety Program . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 94

 

Chapter 7 – Transportation and Travel

 

Accessible Parking Permits . . . . . . . . . . . .. . . . . . . . .96

Ambulance Services – Ground and Air . . . . . . . . . . . .97

Bus Lines and Shuttle Services . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .98

Driver Refresher Course . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 99

Health Coverage When Traveling . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 100

Transportation – Private and Public . . . . . . . . . . . .  . 102

Appendix – Tips

1. How to Find Government Services . . . . . . . . . .. . . 105

2. Using the Telephone, Internet and Email . . . . . . .. 107

3. When to Call 911 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 109

Index . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .. . 111

Chapter 1 I Active Living

 

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index

55 + Games . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 2

Congratulatory Messages . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 2

PEI Senior Islanders of the Year . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 3

Fishing and Hunting . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 4

Newcomers . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 5

Organized Activities and Clubs for Seniors . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 6

Seniors’ Organizations . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 13

Trails, Boardwalks and Parks . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 16

 

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55 + GAMES

The 55+ Games are sport and recreation activities that are held twice a year at various locations across PEI. The

events range from card games and darts to golf, swimming, curling, five-pin bowling, lawn bowling and tennis. There

are also craft demonstrations. The Winter Games are held in March and the Summer Games are in June. The National

55+ Games are held every two years. There is an annual membership fee that allows competitors to enter events in the

winter and summer games. There is also a small fee for each event.. . . . . . . 902 368-6570

. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Toll-free: 1-800-247-6712

. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Website: www.pei55plusgamessociety.ca

Congratulatory Messages

Seniors who are celebrating a birthday, anniversary or any other special occasion can receive special greetings.

Queen Elizabeth II and the Governor General Birthday and anniversary greetings from Queen Elizabeth II can be

arranged for birthdays of 100 years or more and anniversaries of 60 years or more. Twelve weeks notice and a

photocopy of the birth or wedding certificate are required. Greetings from the Governor General for birthdays of 90

years or more and anniversaries of 30 years or more can be arranged. Nine weeks notice is required. For greetings

from the Queen and Governor General contact your local Member of Parliament or use the application form on the i

nternet.
. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Website: http://www.gg.ca/document.aspx?id=231

 

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Prime Minister of Canada | Greetings from the Prime Minister of Canada can be arranged for birthdays of 75 years or more and anniversaries of 25 years or more. Contact your local Member of Parliament or the Prime Minister’s office directly.

Mail: Office of the Prime Minister
80 Wellington Street
Ottawa, ON
K1A 0A2
. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Email: pm@pm.gc.ca
. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Website: www.pm.gc.ca/eng/contact.asp

Premier of Prince Edward Island

A special greeting from the Premier can be arranged for a birthday, anniversary or

special event.. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .902 368-4400

 

PEI Senior Islanders of the Year

The PEI Senior Islanders of the Year Award was created to recognize and celebrate the many contributions of Island

seniors. Each year, in October, the awards are presented to Islanders who have made a significant contribution in

areas such as volunteerism, artistic achievement, community activities, education, professional achievement,

fitness/recreation and other activities. To learn more about this award or to submit a nomination contact:

. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Toll-free: 1-866-770-0588

. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Email: seniors@gov.pe.ca

. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . www.gov.pe.ca/seniors

 

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Fishing and Hunting

You need a licence to fish, hunt and trap wildlife on the Island.

Fishing – Fishing is permitted in PEI parks, ponds and streams. The trout fishing season opens April 15 and

closes September 15. Islanders who are over the age of 60 can obtain a Trout Fishing Licence free of charge

after purchasing a Wildlife Conservation Fund Licence.

Trapping – You must take the Trapper Education Course. When you register for the course you will be given a PEI

Trappers Manual. You must acquire a Trappers Licence in order to trap certain wildlife on PEI. There is a fee for a

Trapping Licence.

Hunting – You need a Firearms Safety Course and a PEI Wildlife Card to hunt on the Island. Hunters must register with

the PEI Wildlife Federation to take this course. There is a cost for this course. To get the PEI Wildlife Card, send

your application to the Department of Environment, Energy and Forestry.

Note: You also need a PEI Wildlife Conservation Licence as well as the fishing, hunting and trapping licences. There is

a fee for a Wildlife Conservation Licence.

Registration, applications and licences are available at Access PEI Centers or you may check the Blue Pages of your

phone book.

 

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GolfingPEI offers a complete range of affordable golf experiences. Nine- and 18-hole courses are located across the

province. Golfers can book their tee-off times online at www.golfpei.ca. Golf season on the Island runs from May

through October.

For more information visit : List of PEI Golf Courses | www.peibusinessdirectory.net/listing/pei-golf-courses/

 

Newcomers

The PEI Association for Newcomers to Canada helps immigrants and refugees settle in PEI.

The association:

• provides information, training and resources related to settlement and integration;

• assists newcomers to become independent and helps in their search to find employment;

• matches adult volunteers with newcomers for support and friendship, and

help with their English language skills; and

• educates and informs schools, community groups, businesses and governments about the needs of refugees and

immigrants and about the value their diversity brings to PEI.

. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 902 628-6009

. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Email: info@peianc.com

. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Website: www.peianc.com

 

Prince Edward Island Newcomers GuideThis guide contains information to help people who are new to PEI learn

about the customs, laws and way of life on PEI. Free copies of this guide are available.

. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Website: www.gov.pe.ca/photos/original/newcomerguide.pdf

 

 

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Organized Clubs and Activities for Seniors

Seniors’ Friendly Visitors Program

The Seniors’ Friendly Visitor Program was created to offer relief to isolated or lonely seniors by providing them with

regular visits from volunteer seniors. Seniors being visited may be isolated due to illness, decreased mobility or

personal circumstances. Volunteers will often play cards, watch television, or simply chat with the isolated senior. If you

know someone who is in need of a friendly visitor or if you would like more information about volunteering, please

contact the PEI Senior Citizens’ Federation.

. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 902 368-9008

. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Toll-free: 1-877-368-9008

. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Email: peiscf@pei.aibn.com

. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Website: www.peiscf.com

 

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Senior Citizens’ Clubs

PEI Senior Citizens’ Federation Inc.

Founded in 1971 and incorporated in 1993, the Prince Edward Island Senior Citizens’ Federation Inc. is a non-profit

charitable organization that is managed by a volunteer Board of Directors. The Federation has an office located at the

Royalty Centre in Charlottetown with a full-time Executive Director and support staff. The mandate of the Federation

is to act as a voice for seniors and advocate for a better quality of life on their behalf. Members of the Federation

present issues, problems, concerns and recommendations in the form of resolutions at the Annual General Meeting

each May. Once passed, these resolutions form the basis for the PEI Senior Citizens’ Federation Inc. standing policy.

The Federation includes member clubs, individuals and partner organizations from across Prince Edward Island. This

grassroots organization acts as a collective voice and advocates on behalf of all Island seniors. In partnership with the

Guardian, the Federation publishes the Voice for Island Seniors, a monthly supplement to the Guardian newspaper . In

addition, the Federation administers a variety of programs including: the 55 Alive Mature Driver Refresher Course, the

Island Family Trees Program, Lifetime Membership Program, the Friendly Visitor Program, and the Learning Elders

Arts Program (LEAP). Member clubs and organizations host regular social activities including meetings, dinners,

quilting and knitting groups, card parties, day trips, ceilidhs, exercise classes, computer classes and other group

activities. For additional information about the PEI Senior Citizens’ Federation or a club near to you, please contact

the Federation office.

. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 902 368-9008

. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Toll-free: 1-877-368-9008

. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Email: peiscf@pei.aibn.com

. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Website: www.peiscf.com

 

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There are currently five French language clubs across the Island. These clubs are part of the Les francophones de

l’age d’or de l’Ile-du-Prince-Edouard. They offer opportunities to gather and learn together as well as promote

language, culture and intergenerational activities.

Charlottetown – Club des 50 plus
. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 902 368-8635

Les Jeunes de coeur
. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 902 566-5963

Mont Carmel – Le Club d’âge d’or de Mont-Carmel
. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 902 854-2403

Tignish – Le Bel Âge de Prince-Ouest
. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 902 853-3485

Wellington – Le Bel Âge de la région Évangéline
. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 902 854-2307

For more information on a French language club near you, contact:

Les Francophones de l’âge d’or de l’Île-du-Prince-Édouard . . . . . . . . . . . . 902 888-1682

 

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Activities

There are many organized activities across PEI in local communities. You can search for activities in your area of

interest (i.e. cards, nature walks, sewing, creative writing and jewelry making). Call your town office or community

center to see what is happening in your area.

Go!PEI is a community based program that offers free physical activity and healthy eating programs for Islanders of all

ages across PEI. Programs include an introduction to healthy living called “go! 101″, walking programs, cycling,

beginner running, hiking, cooking courses, produce boxes and public education programs. Join the fun! To learn more

about upcoming programs in your area call:
. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .902 892-5323

. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Email: gopei@recreationpei.ca

. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . www.gopei.ca

CharlottetownActivities are offered at various locations throughout the city:

City of Charlottetown Events for SeniorsThe Mayor and City Council hold free socials for seniors in March, June

and December. A bus takes seniors on a free Christmas Light Tour in December.

. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 902 566-5548

. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Website: www.city.charlottetown.pe.ca

Murphy’s Community CenterMurphy’s Pharmacies supports this facility for the benefit of the Charlottetown

Community. Recreational, social, and health education programs are offered for seniors including a Seniors Bowling

League, Olde Tyme Square Dancing Classes, and many Senior’s Socials throughout the year.

For more information call
. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 902 892-1719

. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Website: www.murphyscommunitycentre.com

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Charlottetown Parks and Recreation ActivitiesYear-round seniors’ activities which include cards, tours and

events, are offered. Seniors’ fitness classes are offered during the fall and winter months.

. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 902 368-1025

Seniors Active Living Center Inc.This center is located at UPEI in Charlottetown. Programs include: cards, choir,

crafts, dancing, darts, dinners, fitness, foot clinics, guest speakers, luncheons, musical events,

pool/snooker, shuffleboard, teas and travel. The majority of programs are offered during the day, but some are on

weekends and evenings. There is an annual membership fee. Parking is free and visitors are welcome.

. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 902 628-8388

Cornwall – The Cornwall Parks and Recreation Department offers the following activities:

Weekly Seniors’ Luncheon and Tea – Every Thursday the town of Cornwall….For more information call

. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 902 628-6260 (extension 222)

 

Cornwall Curling Club (October to April)

Daytime Curling – Takes place Monday to Friday from 10am-12pm at the Cornwall Curling Club. You do not have to be

a member of the curling club to attend. You may pay a single day drop in fee or it is included in membership fee. For

more information on the Daytime Curling or memberships with the Cornwall Curling Club, please call

 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 902 566-4427

 

Senior Friendly Day Trips Day trips for sightseeing and shopping are available.The Ferry Road Center is the pick up

and drop off place. Hit the road with the Town staff as we travel to many fun and fascinating destinations. For

more information or to sign up, please call 902-628-6260.

Cornwall and Area 50+ Club The club meets every Tuesday at the Cornwall Civic Centre for auction 45’s, cribbage,

bridge and other board games. Refreshments are available. New members are always welcome. For more information

phone, 902-566-2467.

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Stratford – The Stratford Recreation Department offers a variety of activities.

For more information, call. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 902 569-2535

Mayflower Club A range of activities are offered at this club at the Cotton Center, 57 Bunbury Road. Regular

activities include auction 45, bridge, carpet bowling, exercise classes, quilt making and crafts. There is also occasional

evening entertainment. A small fee is charged per event.. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .902 569-2564

Fitness Center – The Stratford Town Hall Fitness Center and Walking Track, 234 Shakespeare Drive is available free

of charge. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .902 569-2535

 

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Summerside Activities are offered at various locations within the city: Annual Atlantic Senior Open Golf Tournament –

The tournament takes place in mid August for both men and women at the Summerside Golf Club, Linkletter Road.

. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 1-877-505-2505

Arthritis Exercise ClassesThe Women’s Institute offer free exercise classes weekly at the Wilmot Community

Cente . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 902 436-2020

Parkview Senior Citizens ClubThis club, located at 335 Central Street, offers regular activities such as line dancing,

cards, bingo, ceilidhs and pot luck dinners. There is a small charge.

. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .  902 888-2243

 

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Carpet BowlingCarpet bowling is offered weekly free of charge at the Wilmot Community Center, Gillespie Avenue.

. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 902 436-2020

Historic Walking Tours – Wyatt Heritage Properties, 75 Spring Street, offers Walking Tours during the summer. There

is a charge for these tours. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .  902 432-1327

Eptek Center Noon Hour Film Series – A noon hour film series is held weekly during the fall and winter months at

Eptek Center, Waterfront Properties. You bring along a sandwich and the center provides the coffee, tea and sweets.

There is no charge, but a donation for the treats is accepted. Program information is available each fall . . . . . . . . . . . . .

. . . . . . . . .902 888-8373

Credit Union PlaceThis centre offers skating, bowling, a fitness centre and a pool. A walking track is available for

use free of charge. Senior membership rates are available for the pool.
. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 902 432-1234

 

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Seniors Organizations

Provincial Seniors’ Organizations:

Les Francophones de l’âge d’or de I’Île-du-Prince-Édouard. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 902 436-9592

PEI Senior Citizens’ Federation Inc.

. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 902 368-9008

. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Toll-free: 1-877-368-9008

. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Email: peiscf@pei.aibn.com

. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Website: www.peiscf.com

Provincial Command, Royal Canadian Legion
. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 902 892-2161

. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Email: royalcanadianlegion@pei.aibn.com

. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Website: www.peilegion.com

Legion locations in PEI…………………….www.peibusinessdirectory.net/listing/royal-canadian-legion-locations-pei/

 

Retiree Associations:

Association of Holland College Retirees
. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 902 675-2043

Association of Retired UPEI Employees
. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 902 566-2736

. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Website: www.upei.ca/retirees

National Association of Federal Retirees (FSNA) PEI Branch

. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Charlottetown: 902 894-8375

. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .  Summerside: 902 436-0816

. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Website: www.fsna.com

Retired Teachers’ Association. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .. . . . . . . .902 892-1915

Telephone Pioneer. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .  . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 902 566-5514

 

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Atlantic and National Seniors’ Organizations:

 

Active Living Coalition for Older Adults. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Toll-free: 1-800-549-9799

. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Website: www.alcoa.ca

 

Canadian Association on Gerontology. . . . . . . . . .  . . . . . . . . . Phone: 416-978-7977

. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Website: www.cagacg.ca

Canadian Pensioners Concerned. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 902 569-8900

. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Website: www.cpcnational.ca

Canadian Association of Retired Persons. . . . . . . . . . .  . . . . Toll-free: 1-800-363-9736

. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .Website: www.carp.ca

 

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Canadian Snowbird Association

. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Toll-free: 1-800-265-3200

. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Email: csastaff@snowbirds.org

. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Website: www.snowbirds.org

New Horizons for Seniors Program

. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Toll-free:1-800-277-9914

. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Website: www.hrsdc.gc.ca

National Seniors’ Council

. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Website: www.seniorscouncil.gc.ca

 

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Trails, Boardwalks and Parks

 

Community Trails and Boardwalks – There are many boardwalks and trails in local communities. There are also

scenic heritage roads and demonstration woodlots to explore.

. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 902 894-7535

. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Website: www.islandtrails.ca

Island Trails is a not-for-profit group which promotes the use, development and care of trails. The group also

coordinates trail events and volunteer programs, including recreational cycling events.

For information contact
. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 902 894-7535

Confederation Trail – Four hundred kilometers of groomed trails lead through farmlands, villages, wetland and

hardwood groves. The Confederation Trail is part of the cross Canada trail system. The trail is wheelchair accessible

and accommodates walking, hiking, cycling and jogging.

. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Toll-free: 1-800-463-4734

. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Website: www.tourismpei.com/pei-confederation-trail

Provincial Parks – The province has 11 camping parks and 15 day-use parks

which offer free access to beaches, nature trails, outdoor recreation and interpretive programs.. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .

. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Toll-free:1-800-463-4734

. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Website: www.tourismpei.com/pei-provincial-parks

National Parks – The national parks offer supervised beaches, summer interpretation programs as well as cross-

country skiing and skating during the winter. Daily and seasonal fees are charged. There are discounts for people

over age 65.

. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 902 672-6350

. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . TTY: 902-566-7061

. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Email: pnipe.peinp@pc.gc.ca

. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Website: www.pc.gc.ca

 

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Road Scholar | Road Scholar is the name for the programs developed and offered by Elderhostel, Inc., the not-for-

profit organizer of lifelong learning and educational travel. Road Scholar empowers adults to explore the world’s places,

peoples, cultures and ideas, and in so doing, to discover more about themselves.

. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Toll-free: 1-800-454-5768

. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Website: www.roadscholar.org

 

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index:

Credit Counselling . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 20

Drug Cost Assistance Program . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 20

Employment Assistance . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 22

Financial Assistance Program . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 24

Income Tax . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 25

Pension and Benefits (Canada Pension Plan and Old Age Security Pension) . . . 26

Property Tax Deferral Program . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 28

Support for Seniors With a Disability . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 29

Veterans Affairs Canada . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 30

 

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Credit Counselling

Credit Counselling PEI can work with you to help find solutions to financial concerns. This can include developing a

budget, support to help resolve debt concerns or making a debt repayment plan. These services are provided by

specially trained, caring professionals, free of charge to all residents of Prince Edward Island. Services are offered at

the Credit Counselling offices. However, if travel is difficult, then telephone, mail service or other arrangements can be

made.

Call the office nearest you: Charlottetown area: 158 Belvedere Avenue – Suite 5

. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 902 892-2441

Summerside area: 109 Water Street
. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 902 436-9171

. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Toll-free: 1-866-892-2441

. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Website: www.familyservice.pe.ca

 

PEI Business Federation Ltd.

Bankruptcy and Debt Management Consulting Services

PEI Bankruptcy – Credit Card Counseling . Debt Management Restructuring . . . . . www.peibusinessfederation.org

Free Consultations . . . . . . . . . . . . .  . . . . . . 902-940 5927 – Toll Free: 1 844-940-5927

 

 

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Drug Cost Assistance Program

The Seniors’ Drug Cost Assistance Program is for people who are 65 or older and are eligible for PEI Medicare. All

Island seniors who are eligible for Medicare are automatically registered in this program when they turn 65. (See

Medicare eligibility on page 40.)

The program covers approved medications that are prescribed by a doctor. You are responsible to pay $8.25 towards

the cost of medication (your co-pay) as well as the pharmacy professional fee. The balance of the cost of the

medication is paid directly to the pharmacy by the provincial government.

If you have questions about whether a particular item is a covered benefit, please contact your pharmacist or doctor.

Items that are not included under the plan:

• Most non-prescription medications such as cough and cold preparations, stomach and bowel preparations, vitamin

preparations and mineral supplements

• Diagnostic agents, therapeutic nutrient supplements, prostheses and other medical devices

• Any benefits already covered under any other program such as Worker’s Compensation, Diabetes Control Program or

Department of Veteran Affairs

There are additional programs offered through PEI Pharmacy Services, including the Diabetes Control Program, Home

Oxygen Program and the High Cost Drug Program.

. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 902 368-4947

. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Toll-free: 1-877-577-3737

 

High Cost Drug Program

The high-cost drug program provides income-based assistance to Islanders for specific high cost medications where

the individual meets the clinical criteria. Within this program are medications for multiple sclerosis,

pulmonary hypertension, Crohn’s Disease, severe rheumatoid arthritis and some high-cost cancer medications.

For more information on this program contact

. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 902 368-4947

. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Toll free: 1-877-577-3737

 

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Employment Assistance

Passport to Employment | Passport to Employment is a five week job search program for adults age 55 – 64

who wish to re-enter the workforce. Participants enhance their skills in: computer, resume, cover letter, job portfolio and

interviewing. As well, the program offers personality type assessment, workplace readiness knowledge and direct

support to seek and find employment. Participants receive a weekly stipend. For more information contact:

. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 902 368-4466

. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Website: matureworkers.ca

 

PEI Career Development Services

PEI Career Development Services can assist you if you wish to:

• Make a career change

• Explore employment opportunities

• Assess your skills and interests

• Plan your educational goals to advance employment opportunities

The service provides:

• Career counseling services in a confidential setting

• Assistance with the development of job search tools

• Resource center computers with internet access for job searches

• Employment and career resource library

• Job search workshops and information sessions

To be eligible for this program you must be: unemployed, working less than 20 hours per week, expecting a lay-off

notice or leaving your job for medical reasons. Funding for this project is provided by the Canada/Prince Edward

Island Labour Market Development Agreement.

 

Contact PEI Career Development Services at any of these Island locations:

Bloomfield . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 902 859-2776

. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Email: oleary@careerservicespe.com

Charlottetown . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .902 626-2014
. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Email: chtown@careerservicespe.com

Montague. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .902 838-5453

. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Email: montague@careerservicespe.com

Souris . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . ……902 687-1526

. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Email: Lynorr@careerservicespe.com

Summerside. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 902 436-0706

. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Email: sside@careerservicespe.com

Wellington . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . ……………… . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 902 854-4156

 

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Financial Assistance Program | Financial Assistance Program | The provincial government offers basic income

support for people who do not have adequate income to provide for their basic needs. This may include food, shelter,

personal expenses, home rehabilitation, medical, dental and eye care, and assistance with funeral costs. Financial

Assistance rates vary depending on specific circumstances, such as the

number of dependents in the household and whether the individual owns his own home. For more information contact

the office nearest you:

Charlottetown. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 902 368-5338

Montague. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 902 838-0728

O’Leary. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 902 859-8835

Souris. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .902 687-7170

Summerside . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .902 888-8397

 

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Income Tax

Even if you have little or no income, you should file an income tax return every year to ensure that you get any benefits

to which you are entitled. Income tax returns may be filed by mailing the completed form to the local Canada Revenue

Agency Tax Service Office or by filing electronically. NETFILEYou may file your tax return electronically to Canada

Revenue Agency using a certified software. To learn more see www.netfile.gc.ca

For general inquires. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Toll-free: 1-800-267-6999

Caregiver Tax Credit – If you are the caregiver for an ill or aging spouse, parent, grandparent or other disabled

dependent who is over 18 years old, you may be able to claim the Caregiver’s Tax Credit.

Federal Non-Refundable Tax Credits – These are tax credits that allow you to reduce your income tax payable when

you prepare and submit your annual tax form. You may be eligible for the Age Amount, Pension Income Amount or

the Transfer from Spouse Amount.

Note: When you contact Canada Revenue Agency, be sure to have your questions ready and your social insurance

number and tax papers with you.

. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Toll-free:1-800-959-8281 (English)

. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 1-800-959-7383 (French)

 

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Prince Edward Island Sales Tax Credit (PEISTC) – This is a refundable credit, designed for households with low and

modest incomes, to offset the increase in provincial sales tax which may result from the implementation of the

harmonized sales tax (HST). This credit is paid quarterly. How much you receive will depend on your adjusted family

income and your family situation. To apply for the PEISTC, you have to file an income tax return and select the yes box

in the GST/HST credit application area.

. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Toll-free: 1-800-959-1953 (English)

. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Toll-free: 1-800-959-1954 (French)

. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Website: www.cra.gc.ca

 

Community Volunteer Income Tax Programs – The Canada Revenue Agency provides a tax return preparation

service for low to modest income Canadians who have a simple tax return. They provide free training sessions if you

would like to volunteer.

. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 628-4017

. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Toll-free: 1-800-959-8281

 

Pension and Benefits

Canada’s public pension system provides seniors with a secure, modest base of retirement income. The two main

programs are the Canada Pension Plan and Old Age Security. To receive benefits, you must apply to these programs.

Canada Pension Plan (CPP) – Most working Canadians contribute to the CPP. If you have contributed to the plan, you

are entitled to a retirement pension. All Canada Pension Plan benefits are paid out of the CPP fund and are subject to

income tax.

If you have contributed enough to the Canada Pension Plan, you or your family may be eligible for the following:

• Retirement benefits

• Death benefits

• Disability benefits

• Survivor benefits

• Children’s benefits

. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Toll-free: 1-800-277-9914

. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . TTY: 1-800-255-4786

. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Website: www.servicecanada.gc.ca

Note: The PEI Council of People with Disabilities offers assistance in filling in the CPP Disability forms and will provide assistance with an appeal if the pension is denied.

. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 902 892-9149

. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Toll-free: 1-888-473-4263

. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Email: peicod@peicod.pe.ca

. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Website: www.peicod.pe.ca

 

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Old Age Security Program (OAS) – If you are 65 or older and meet the Canadian residency requirements, you are

entitled to the OAS pension. You should apply at least six months before you turn 65. If you lived in Canada, but now

live in another country, you may still be eligible. You may also qualify for one of the following:

• Allowance for the survivor (ALWS)

• Guaranteed Income Supplement (GIS)

• Allowance

. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Toll-free: 1-800-277-9914 (English)

. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 1-800-277-9915 (French)

. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . TTY: 1-800-255-4786

 

Chapter 2 Finances | Prince Edward Island Seniors’ Guide page 28

 

Employment Insurance (EI) Benefits – Seniors who are employed and wish to continue working after age 65 are eligible

for the same EI benefits as any other workers in Canada as long as they meet the criteria for eligibility.

. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Toll-free: 1-800-206-7218

. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . TTY: 1-800-529-3742

 

Employment Insurance Compassionate Care

Employment insurance provides compassionate care benefits to people who have to be away from work temporarily to

provide care or support to a family member who is gravely ill with a significant risk of death. A maximum of six weeks of

compassionate care benefits may be paid to eligible people. Apply on-line at www.servicecanada.gc.ca or at any

Service Canada Centre.

 

Property Tax Deferral Program

This program lowers the cost of living for eligible seniors by deferring property tax on your principal residence. You may

qualify for the program if you are 65 years of age or older, have occupied your principal residence for at least six

months in the preceding year and have an annual household income less than $35,000. The application for property

deferral must include a copy of last year’s income tax return for the registered owner of the property. If your application

is approved, you will receive a deferred tax certificate in the mail. You will also receive an annual

statement informing you of the total taxes deferred under this program.

. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 902 368-4449

. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Website: www.taxandland.pe.ca

 

Chapter 2 Finances | Prince Edward Island Seniors’ Guide page 29

 

Supports for Seniors with a Disability

Disability Support Program – If you come into the Disability Support Program before the age of 65, support will continue

into your senior years. The level of support will remain the same and will not increase even if the severity or

prevalence of your disability increases. The Disability Support Program does not provide for new applicants aged 65 or

more. Seniors who need disability related supports, and do not have the financial means,

may apply for financial assistance. A review of income and assets will determine eligibility.

Seniors with a disability may inquire about other government programs listed in this guide:

• PEI Home Renovation Program (see page 64)

• Home Care (see page 41)

• Home Oxygen (see page 21)

• Seniors Drug Program (see page 20)

• Veterans Affairs Benefit Programs (see page 30)

Seniors may also contact community organizations that provide financial assistance and equipment loans.

For more information, contact the Disability Support Program

Charlottetown . . . . . . . . . . . . . 902 368-5996

Montague. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 902 838-0190

O’Leary. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 902 859-8824

Souris . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 902 687-7016

Summerside. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .902 432-2740

 

Chapter 2 Finances | Prince Edward Island Seniors’ Guide page 30-31

 

Veterans Affairs Canada

Veterans Affairs Canada offer services and benefits to:

• Canadian and Allied War veterans

• Former and still serving members of the Canadian Forces and RCMP

• Certain civilians

• Eligible dependents

Veterans Affairs Canada offer the following to eligible clients:

Disability Pensions and Awards – Disability pensions and awards are available for conditions related to service in the

Merchant Navy, Canadian Forces, RCMP or those serving in support of the Canadian Forces in wartime or in Special

Duty/Operations Areas. Funeral and Burial Program – Funeral and burial benefits are available for

eligible veterans and peacetime disabled pensioners who qualify. These benefits are provided by the Last Post Fund

on behalf of Veterans. . . . . . . . Toll-free: 1-800-465-7113

Health Benefits – Fourteen different types of health benefits (called Programs of Choice) are offered, including

prescriptions, dental, hearing and vision aids. These benefits may also cover the cost of travel to seek medical care

and the cost of travel for an escort, if required. Long-Term Care – This program offers intermediate or chronic care to

eligible Canadian and Allied war service veterans and certain civilians in Veterans Affairs contract facilities or in one of

the 1900 community facilities across the country. Mental Health Services – Support is offered to those who are suffering

from operational stress injuries, such as post-traumatic stress disorder, anxiety, or depression, as a result of their

service. Services are provided to still-serving or released members of the Canadian Forces or RCMP and their families.

Veterans Independence Program (VIP) – This is a national home care program that helps qualified veterans stay in their

homes and communities longer. It offers help with things, such as housekeeping, home adaptations and grounds

maintenance. Surviving spouses may be eligible to receive housekeeping and/or

grounds maintenance services from the VIP program.

 

Chapter 2 Finances | Prince Edward Island Seniors’ Guide page 32

 

War Veterans Allowance – This allowance provides regular monthly payments to some low-income veterans of the

Second World War or the Korean War. The surviving spouse or common-law partner, as well as orphans, may qualify

for this allowance, if the deceased veteran had the required war service. War Veterans Allowance recipients are eligible

to apply for assistance fund grants of up to $1000.00 annually to deal with emergency situations.

To contact Veterans Affairs Canada:

. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Toll-free: 1-866-522-2122 (English)

. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 1-866-522-2022 (French)

. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Website: www.veterans.gc.ca

 

Prince Edward Island Command, The Royal Canadian Legion

The PEI Command, Royal Canadian Legion has seventeen branches on Prince Edward Island, including one in the

Magdalene Islands with approximately 2800 members.

The PEI Command Service officer can assist veterans, widows/widowers of veterans and ex-service personnel with

applications to Veterans Affairs Canada for pensions, Veterans’ Independence Program and other benefit programs.

For more information contact
. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 902 892-2161

. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Email: : royalcanadianlegion@pei.aibn.com

. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Website: www.peilegion.com

Royal Canadian Legion Branch #1
. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Website: www.CharlottetownLegion.ca

 

Chapter 3 Health | Prince Edward Island Seniors’ Guide  page 33

 

Health Services Provided by Government

Addiction Services . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .  . 34

Adult Protection Program . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 35

Day Programs for Seniors . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .  36

Diabetes Program . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 37

Health Centers . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .  38

Finding a Family Doctor . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .  40

Geriatric Program . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .  . . . 40

Health Card for Medicare Coverage . . . . . . . . .  . . 40

Home Care Services . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .. . . . 41

Hospital Services . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 43

Living a Healthy Life . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .  . . . 44

Mental Health Services . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 45

Palliative Care . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 46

Respite, Short Term and Convalescent Care . . . . .47

Provided by Others

Walk-in Clinics . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .. . . . 49

Community Organizations . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .. . . . 50

Counselling Services . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .. . . . 55

Foot Care Clinics . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .  . . . . . 56

Home Equipment Loan . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .  . . . 59

Nutrition and Meal Delivery . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .. . . . 60

Private Home Care Services . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .. . . . 62

Chapter 3 Health | Prince Edward Island Seniors’ Guide page 34

Health Services Provided by Government

 

Addiction Services

Provincial Addiction Services provides addiction services to help Islanders live healthy, successful lives without relying

on alcohol, drugs or addictive behaviors. Services are provided at the Mt. Herbert Addiction Treatment Facility, in

extended care facilities and regional programs. Referrals are accepted from individuals and professionals. Services

include:

• Inpatient and outpatient detoxification

• Rehabilitation

• Family programs for men, women and families

• Gambling addiction programs

• Smoking cessation programs

• Methadone maintenance

Call the office nearest you. . . . . . . . Toll-free: 1-888-299-8399

Alberton . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 902 853-8670

Charlottetown. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .  902 368-4120

Montague . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 902 838-0960

O’Leary. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .902 859-8781

Souris . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 902 687-7110

Summerside. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .  902 888-8380

 

PEI Problem Gambling Helpline . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 1-855-255-4255

 

Chapter 3 Health | Prince Edward Island Seniors’ Guide page 35

 

Adult Protection Program

The Adult Protection Program provides help to adults who are unable to protect themselves from abuse or neglect.

Home care workers receive and investigate referrals of neglect or abuse under the Adult Protection Act.

Abuse and neglect are actions that cause harm to people. They can happen once, or over a longer period of time. They

may happen in trusting relationships.

• Psychological or Emotional Abuse includes behavior that causes distress, feelings of humiliation, insults, threats or manipulation of information or situations.

• Financial or Material Abuse is misuse of another person’s money, property or assets. This would include theft, forcing a person to change their will, misuse of Power of Attorney or fraud.

• Physical Abuse is the causing of physical pain, discomfort or injury by pushing, hitting or rough handling.

• Sexual Abuse is sexual contact, verbal or suggestive behavior of any kind that is unwelcome.

• Neglect is the failure to provide a safe, clean living environment, appropriate food, clothes, glasses and medications.

• Self Neglect is when the behavior of an adult threatens their own health or safety. Self neglect does not include a

situation in which a mentally competent adult, who understands the consequences of their decisions,

makes a conscious decision to do things that threaten their health and safety.

For Adult Protection Services, call the Home Care office nearest you:

Charlottetown . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .902 368-4790

Montague. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 902 838-0786

O’Leary . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 902 859-8730

Souris . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 902 687-7096

Summerside . . . . . . . . . .  . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 902 888-8440

. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Website: www.stopfamilyviolence.pe.ca

 

Chapter 3 Health | Prince Edward Island Seniors’ Guide page 36

 

Day Programs for Seniors

Day programs are designed to allow people to stay in their own homes as long as possible. Day programs provide

support for seniors, respite for caregivers and social interaction. Home Care Services will assess your need for this

program.

Alberton | Welcome Program, Maplewood Manor . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .  902 853-8610

Charlottetown | Brecken House . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 902 368-4611

Montague | Stay-a-while, Riverview Manor . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 902 838-0789

Souris | Stay-a-while, Colville Manor . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 902 687-7090

Summerside | Chapman Center, Summerset Manor. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 902 888-8328

 

Chapter 3 Health | Prince Edward Island Seniors’ Guide Active Living page 37

 

Diabetes Program

The diabetes program is available for:

• People newly diagnosed with diabetes.

• People with a family member living with diabetes.

• People who have been living with diabetes for a number of years.

Individual assessment, counselling, educational classes and follow up are available.

Call the office nearest you:

Charlottetown. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .  902 368-4959

Montague . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 902 838-0787

O’Leary. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .902 859-8781

Souris . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 902 687-7049

Summerside . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 902 432-2600

. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .Website: www.peidiabetes.pe.ca

 

Chapter 3 Health | Prince Edward Island Seniors’ Guide page 38-39

 

Health Centers

Health Centers bring together family doctors, nurses and other providers who work as a team to deliver primary health

care services. They provide a range of services for acute and chronic illnesses with an emphasis on diagnosis and

treatment, education, illness prevention and chronic disease management.

 

Health Centers:

Charlottetown – Four Neighbourhoods Health Centre Medical Appointments and Clinic . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 902 569-7772

Hunter River – Central Queens . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 902 621-3050

Montague – Montague Health Centre . . . . . . . . . . . . 902 838-0830

North Rustico – Gulf Shore Health Center. . . . . . . . . 902 963-7835

O’Leary – O’Leary Health Center. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 902 859-3929

Souris – Eastern Kings Health Center. . . . . . . . . . . . 902 687-7033

Summerside – Harbourside Health Center . . . . . . . . 902 432-2600

Tyne Valley – Tyne Valley Health Centre. . . . . . . . . . 902 831-5800

Wellington – Evangeline Health Center . . . . . . . . . . . 902 854-7259

 

Chapter 3 Health | Prince Edward Island Seniors’ Guide page 40

 

Finding a Family Doctor

If you do not have a family doctor, you can put your name on the Patient Registry Program waiting list. The staff there

help to connect Islanders who are without a family doctor to a doctor who is accepting new patients.Contact the Patient

Registry if:

• you have no family doctor and would like to register for one

• you are currently on the Patient Registry and your contact information (phone/address) has changed

• you are on the Patient Registry and have found your own doctor.

 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Toll-free: 1-855-563-2101

 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Website: www.healthpei.ca/patientregistry

 

Geriatric Programs

The Provincial Geriatric Program provides assessment for vulnerable older adults with complex health problems. It

offers assessment for people in clinics, hospitals, homes, long-term care facilities and other community settings. They

also give education and information to caregivers, staff and community groups. Geriatricians respond to referrals from

doctors requesting specialized assessment of their patients. The cost for this service is covered under provincial health

services. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .902 432-2860

 

Health Card for Provincial Medicare Coverage

To be eligible for PEI Hospital and Medical Services Insurance or Medicare, you must live in PEI for at least six months

of the year. Residents moving from another province in Canada have a three month waiting period before they are

eligible for coverage under the PEI Medicare system.

A Health Card is issued to each resident. It shows you are eligible for Medicare. The card is renewed every five years.

It contains information needed by hospitals and doctors. A renewal notice is sent about two months before the card

expires. There is a $10 charge for replacement of a lost or damaged card. You can get application forms for Medicare

coverage from of Health PEI, medical clinics, hospitals or a doctor’s office . . . . . 902 838-0900

. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Toll-free: 1-800-321-5492

. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Website: www.healthpei.ca

 

Chapter 3 Health | Prince Edward Island Seniors’ Guide page 41-43

 

Home Care Services

Home Care Services help people live independently in their own homes. This program helps people to recover at home

after being discharged from hospital or another institution. Home Care helps support care that is provided by family and

friends. Services are offered based on assessed need and available resources. Home Care responds to requests

within one to two days. Services are provided at no charge. You are responsible for providing any materials, supplies

and equipment required for your care.

The following services of Home Care may be provided, depending on available resources:

• Nursing – services include health supervision, medication monitoring, dressing changes, ostomy care and health education.

• Home Support – Home Support Workers offer help with bathing and dressing and also provide support for a 24 hour caregiver to have a

short, planned break.

• Occupational Therapy – An Occupational Therapist provides help and training to people who are having difficulty with their daily living. They may

recommend special devices, equipment, or changes in your home to allow you to live safely and independently.

• Physiotherapy – A Physiotherapist can work with you and your family to develop a plan to maximize your independence, function and mobility.

They provide information on exercise programs and prevention of falls.

• Nutrition Services – A Dietitian will complete a nutritional assessment and work with you and your family to provide information on a healthy diet

that meets your needs. These services are available in Charlottetown and Summerside.

• Enterostomal Therapy – This service provides care and support for people who have had ostomy surgery (such as an ileostomy, colostomy

or urostomies). These services are available in Montague and Souris.

• Social Work – A Social Worker provides individual or family counseling to help cope with illness, loss, or end of life. This service can help identify

your resources and those of your family.

• Community Support – A Community Support Worker provides help to people who are having difficulty in finding the services and supports they may

need. They may also work with community groups in developing services to meet community needs.

• Dialysis – Peritoneal Dialysis is a treatment for kidney disease that is done by people in their homes with the help of family members or

other caregivers. Support for dressing and tubing changes and education is provided to patients and their families by Home Care nurses.

• Tele-Home Care – Through the use of video visits, health care professionals can collect information about you and observe your health status.

Call the Home Care office nearest you:

Charlottetown. . . . . . . . . . . . . .. . . . . . . . .902 368-4790

Montague  . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 902 838-0786

O’Leary. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 902 859-8730

Souris. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 902 687-7096

Summerside. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .902 888-8440

 

Chapter 3 Health | Prince Edward Island Seniors’ Guide page 44-45

Hospital Services

 

Medicare covers eligible PEI residents for the cost of certain hospital and medical treatments.

Alberton – Western Hospital . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .  902 853-8650

Charlottetown – Hillsborough Hospital  . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 902 368-5400

Queen Elizabeth Hospital . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 902 894-2111

Montague – Kings County Memorial Hospital . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 902 838-0777

O’Leary – Community Hospital O’Leary . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .  902 859-8700

Souris – Souris Hospital. . . . . . . . . . . . . .  . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 902 687-7150

Summerside – Prince County Hospital . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 902 438-4200

 

Living a Healthy Life Program

The Living a Healthy Life Program is a fun and practical program that helps people with ongoing health conditions

(such as heart disease, diabetes, lung disease, stroke and dementia) overcome daily challenges and maintain active,

fulfilling lives. The program is also open to caregivers, loved ones and anyone ready to make lifestyle changes to

improve their health. Topics covered include managing symptoms, healthy eating, exercise, better communication and

how to make daily tasks easier.

Sessions are held once a week for 2.5 hours over a six week period. The program costs $10 and participants receive a

copy of the book Living a Healthy Life with Chronic Conditions. For more information or to register for a course in your

community call 1-888-854-7244 or visit www.peihealthyliving.ca

Mental Health Services

 

The community mental health system includes centers that offer:

• Assessment
• Consultation
• Treatment
• Crisis intervention
• Medication
• Outreach and ongoing support for people with mild to moderate mental health problems.

Call the office nearest you:

Alberton. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 902 853-8670

Charlottetown – Richmond Center. . . . . . . . . . . . .902 368-4430

Charlottetown – McGill Center. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 902 368-4911

Montague. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 902 838-0960

O’Leary. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 902 859-8781

Souris. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 902 687-7110

Summerside. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 902 888-8180

Seniors Mental Health Resource Team

 

The Seniors’ Mental Health Resource Team is a team of professionals who provide specialized services to seniors

experiencing mental health problems. At present the team consists of psychiatrists and psychiatric nurses providing

community outreach to referred clients living at home, clinic appointments, and consultation

services to nursing homes. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 902 368-4911

 

Chapter 3 Health | Prince Edward Island Seniors’ Guide page 46

 

 

Palliative Care

Palliative care is comfort care for anyone living with a life threatening illness, with emphasis on a good quality of life in a

setting of their choice. Palliative care is about living fully to the very end of life with dignity and comfort, surrounded by a

circle of support. Bereavement Services – The provision of bereavement services is shared between the staff of the

province-wide program and the volunteers of the Hospice Palliative Care Association of PEI. For more information on

volunteer services in palliative care and bereavement services, call 902-368-4498 or www.hospicepei.ca.

 

Integrated Palliative Care Program – This program is designed to comfort and support individuals with a caregiving

team of family, friends, health care professionals and volunteers. The program addresses the physical, psychological,

social and spiritual needs of individuals and families. Call the Home Care office nearest you:

Charlottetown . . . . . . . .. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 902 368-4790

Montague . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .  902 838-0786

O’Leary. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .902 859-8730

Souris . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 902 687-7096

Summerside. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .902 888-8440

Chapter 3 Health | Prince Edward Island Seniors’ Guide page 47

Respite, Short Term and Convalescent Care

 

Respite and Short-Term Care – Temporary nursing care beds are available at manors. Beds can be used by anyone

whose caregiver may need a break from their role at home. The care offered for this short-term relief is called respite

care. A person may be admitted to a respite care bed for a period not to exceed 30 days in any 12-month period. There

is a cost for using the respite service which is based on income. Assessment and coordination of this service is through

Home Care. Call the Home Care office nearest you:

Charlottetown . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 902 368-4790

Montague . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 902 838-0786

O’Leary . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 902 859-8730

Souris. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 902 687-7096

Summerside . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .  902 888-8440

 

Chapter 3 Health | Prince Edward Island Seniors’ Guide page 48

 

Convalescent Care – A person may need to recuperate after an illness, accident or surgery. The care provided during

a period of healing and rehabilitation to those who will be returning to their community is called convalescent care. This

is offered at the Prince Edward Home in Charlottetown. Community Care facilities

also offer short-term convalescent support, depending on the availability of beds. Cost is calculated per day. Check

with your family doctor to find out about this service.

Prince Edward Home. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 902 368-4722

 

Chapter 3 Health | Prince Edward Island Seniors’ Guide page 49

 

Health Services Provided by Others | Walk-in Clinics

 

If your doctor is on holidays or you do not have a family doctor, you can go to an after hours walk-in clinic for non-

urgent care. These clinic hours are subject to change:

 

Charlottetown -The Downtown Walk-in Clinic.. . . . . . . . . . . . . 902 367-4444

Parkdale Medical Center, 20 St Peters Road. . . . . .. . . . . . . . 902 892-2111

Sherwood Medical Centre . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 902 628-8900

Crapaud – Wholeness Family Clinic, Trans-Canada Hwy. . . .  902 658-2000

Hunter River – Central Queens Health Center. . . .  . . . . . . . . . 902 621-3050

O’Leary – O’Leary Health Centre. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .902 859-3929

Souris – Eastern Kings Health Center. . . . . . . . . . . . . . .. . . . . 902 687-7033

Seaside Medical Centre. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 902 687-4567

Stratford – Walk-in Clinic . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .  902 892-2111

Summerside – Summerside Family Clinic. . . . . . .  . .  . . .  . . 902 724-3210

* Some Medical Clinics do not publicize their phone numbers. Note: Please remember to take a list of your medications

when you visit a clinic. After hour clinics may close early when the maximum number of patients have been seen.

Because clinic hours are subject to change without notice, we recommend that you call ahead.

 

Chapter 3 Health | Prince Edward Island Seniors’ Guide page 50-55

 

Community Organizations

There are a number of non-profit organizations that offer programs and services for

seniors:

ALS Society of PEI. . . . . . . . . Provincial Answering Service, Summerside: 902 439-1600

. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Email: als_society-pei@hotmail.com

. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Website: www.als.ca

 

Alzheimer Society of PEI. . . . . . . . . . . . . .. . . . . . . . . . . . 902 628-2257

. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Toll-free: 1-866-628-2257

. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Email: society@alzpei.ca

. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Website: www.alzheimer.ca/pei

 

Arthritis Society . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 902 628-2288

. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Toll-free: 1-800-321-1433

. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Email: info@pe.arthritis.ca

. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Website: www.arthritis.ca

 

Canadian Cancer Society, PEI Division . . . . . . . . . . . 902 566-4007

. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Toll-free: 1-866-566-4007

. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Email: info@pei.cancer.ca

. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Website: www.cancer.ca

 

Canadian Hard of Hearing Association of PEI. . .  . . . . . . . . . . . 902 855-2382

. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Email: annmerdon@pei.sympatico.ca

. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Website: www.chha.ca

 

Canadian Mental Health Association (CMHA) Consumer and Family Support Program

. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 902 566-3034

. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Email: division@cmha.pe.ca

. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Website: www.pei.cmha.ca

Note: You can purchase a copy of the Directory of Self-Help and Community Resources from CMHA.

. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Toll-free: 1-800-682-1648

. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Email: selfhelp@cmha.pe.ca

. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Website: www.pei.cmha.ca

 

PEI Center for the Study on Health and Aging. . . . . . . . . . . . 902 894-2841

. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Website: www.upei.ca/projects/csha

 

Canadian National Institute for the Blind (CNIB)

The CNIB Library Partners Program provides free access to the CNIB Library’s collection of over 80,000 titles for people with disabilities who don’t

read print. Register online for home delivery of books in alternative formats plus access to over 35,000 online resources through the CNIB Digital

Library. For more information or to listen to an audio introduction:

. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 902 566-2580

. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Toll-free: 1-800-563-2642

. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Email: nspei@cnib.ca

. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Website: www.cnib.ca/library

 

Canadian Red Cross. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .  902 628-6262

. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Website: www.redcross.ca

 

Heart and Stroke Foundation of PEI. . . . . . . .  . . 902 892-7441

. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Toll-free: 1-888-473-4636

. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Email: info@hsfpei.ca

. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Website: www.heartandstroke.pe.ca

 

Kidney Foundation of Canada – PEI Branch   . . . . . . . . . . 1-877-453-0533

. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Email: info@kidney.ca

. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Website: www.kidney.ca

 

Hospice Palliative Care Association of PEI

 

Note: You can obtain a copy of the latest Directory of Bereavement Resources at

www.hospicepei.ca

Charlottetown. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 902 368-4498

West Prince. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 902 859-2870

Eastern Kings. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .  902 687-1521

East Prince . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 902 438-4231

. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Email: hpca@hospicepei.ca

 

Murphy’s Health Education Center

 

Murphy’s Health Education Centre (a division of Murphy’s Pharmacies) offers dietitian services, heart health services, bone density screening,

certified foot care, health assessments, flu vaccinations, travel vaccinations, coagulation testing, blood

pressure monitoring, and medication consultations.

Murphy’s Pharmacies also sponsors Island Health, a health education television show seen on Eastlink TV.

. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 902 892-1210

. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Website: www.murphyspharmacies.com

 

Osteoporosis Canada, PEI Chapter. . . . . . . . . . . 902 367-3933

. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Email: pei@osteoporosis.ca

. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Website: www.osteoporosis.ca

 

PEI Council of People with Disabilities . . . . . . . 902 892-9149 (ext. 222)

. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Email: peicod@peicod.pe.ca

. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Website: www.peicod.pe.ca

Summerside . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 902 436-9259

Montague . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .  902 838-5878

 

PEI Lung Association. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 902 892-5957

. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Toll-free: 1-888-566-5864

. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Email: info@pei.lung.ca

. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Website: www.pei.lung.ca

 

Parkinson Society – Maritime Region . . . . . . . . . . . . . Toll-free: 1-800-663-2468

. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Email: info@parkinsonmaritimes.ca

. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Website: www.parkinsonmaritimes.ca

 

Seniors Oral Health

The health of your teeth, gums and mouth is closely linked to overall health. Current research also points to a link between gum disease and diabetes,

heart disease, and respiratory disease. As part of the Dental Assisting Program, Holland College offers a Patient Care dental clinic once per year to

provide oral health services to Islanders. Those who attend this clinic will have an opportunity to receive limited dental services from dental assistant

students under the supervision of their instructors and an on-site dentist. The clinic may refer you for further dental services if necessary. The cost

to attend this clinic is $10 and appointments are required in advance.

For information call. . . . . . . . . . .  . . . . . . . . . . . . 902 566-9552

 

Chapter 3 Health | Prince Edward Island Seniors’ Guide page 56

 

Counselling Services for Seniors

Services and supports are available to help seniors who are having difficulty coping with everyday life or who may be experiencing feelings of depression, anxiety and grief. Fees depend on the client’s ability to pay.

 

Alzheimer Society of PEI          Counseling services free of charge.

. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 902 628-2257

. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Toll-free: 1-866-628-2257

. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Email: society@alzpei.ca

 

Catholic Family Services Bureau. . . . .  . . . . . . 902 894-35l5

. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Website: www.catholicfamilyservicesbureau.com

 

Family Service PEI

• Individual and family counselling
• Anger management
• Credit counselling
• Sexual abuse treatment
• Employment assistance programs
 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 902 892-2441

. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Toll-free: 1-866-892-2441

. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Website: www.familyservice.pe.ca

 

PEI Business Federation Ltd.

Bankruptcy and Debt Management Consulting Services

PEI Bankruptcy – Credit Card Counseling . Debt Management Restructuring . . . . . www.peibusinessfederation.org

Free Consultations . . . . . . . . . . . . .  . . . . . . 902-940 5927 – Toll Free: 1 844-940-5927

 

 

There are also many private counselling services available across PEI. An hourly fee is charged for these services. Check the Yellow Pages in the phone book.

 

Chapter 3 Health | Prince Edward Island Seniors’ Guide page 57-58

Foot Care Clinics

 

Foot Care Clinics are located in local communities and are sponsored and organized by community service groups. They offer the services of a

Registered Nurse who trims toenails, pares calluses, removes corns and treats ingrown toenails. A fee is charged for the RN’s services. The numbers

listed are private numbers of the volunteer who make the appointments.

 

Alberton – Bloomfield Mall. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .. . . . . . . . . 902 853-2234

O’Leary – Legion . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .  902 859-2017

Charlottetown – Hemlock Court . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 902 894-8610

Brecken House . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 902 368-4611

Seniors Active Living Center . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 902 628-8388

Four Neighbourhoods Center . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .  902 368-6930

West Royalty Medical Centre (Murphy’s Pharmacies) Dr. Brian Johnson, Podiatrist . . . . . . . 902 569-8637

Cornwall – Seniors Unit (We Care). . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 902 368-7542

Crapaud – Southshore Pharmacy. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 902 658-2212

Hunter River – Le Page Court Seniors Unit . . . . . . . . . . . 902 621-3050

Morell – Seniors Unit. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 902 892-6377

Mt. Stewart Fire Hall. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .  902 357-2189

New Haven – Kingston Legion. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 902 569-4056

Souris – Bayview Lodge. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 902 357-2189

St. Peters Fire Hall. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .902 357-2189

Summerside – Health Center. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 902 436-6135 / 902 436-6135

Tignish – Health Center . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .  902 882-2260

Wellington – Medical Centre . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .902 854-2723

 

Note: Some businesses offer foot care with regular office hours and/or in-home visits. Check the Yellow Pages of your phone book for more foot care options.

 

Chapter 3 Health | Prince Edward Island Seniors’ Guide page 59

 

Home Equipment Loan

 

Short term loans of specialized equipment such as crutches, hospital beds, bath chairs and adaptive aids are available for a small fee. A referral from

specific health care professionals is usually required.

 

Canadian Red Cross Health Equipment Loan Program (HELP). . . . . . . . . . .  . . . . . . . . 902 628-6262

East Prince Equipment Pool . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 902 888-8440

Montague Loan Cupboard. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .  902 838-0748

Souris Home Equipment Loan. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .  902 687-7096

Stewart Memorial Hospital Foundation
Equipment Loan Service . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 902 831-7900

West Prince Equipment Loan . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 902 859-8650

Note: Several businesses and most pharmacies have equipment for purchase or loan.

 

Chapter 3 Health | Prince Edward Island Seniors’ Guide page 60

 

Nutrition and Meal Delivery

 

Meals-On-Wheels – Seniors who experience illness, surgery, accidents, or do not wish or are unable to cook for themselves may receive meal

delivery. People often use this service for a short time until they are feeling better. The meal delivery program is organized by volunteers in local

communities. The meals are delivered by volunteers. There is a cost for meals. The numbers listed are the home numbers of the volunteers.

 

Alberton – Requires a referral from your doctor, nurse, or dietitian. . . . . . . . . . . . .  902 853-8610

Charlottetown. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 902 569-7700

Kensington. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 902 439-4365

Montague. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .902 838-3129

O’Leary – Requires a referral from your doctor, nurse, or dietitian. . . . . . . . . . . . . . 902 859-2978

Souris – Meals-on-Wheels is coordinated through Home Care. An assessment is completed to determine the need for the service as there is a limit on

the number of meals that can be delivered. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 902 357-2629

Summerside. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 902 888-8335

Tyne Valley . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 902 831-2975

 

Real Meals – This Island company delivers frozen meals to Charlottetown residents. . . . . . . . . . . . . . 902 892-4257

. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Website: www.realmeals.ca

 

Nutrition Education – Sobeys – Check with the dietitian at the closest store for times and dates of courses.

. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 1-888-566-4399

 

Chapter 3 Health | Prince Edward Island Seniors’ Guide page 61

Food Banks and Soup Kitchens

 

Food banks and soup kitchens provide emergency supplies of food. These services welcome donations of food, the support of volunteers and

visits from Islanders who need these services. The hours and days of week that the services are available may be subject to change so you may want

to contact the services directly:

 

Charlottetown

 

Salvation Army, 158 Fitzoy Street. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .902 892-8870

Upper Room Hospitality Ministry, 33 Belmont Street (Food Bank) . . . . . . . .902 892-7092

Upper Room Hospitality Ministry, 101 Richmond Street (Soup Kitchen) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .902 892-1995

 

Montague

Southern Kings and Queens Food Bank . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 902 838-3191

 

Souris 

Royal Canadian Legion (lower level), Food Bank, 56 Main Street

 

Summerside

Salvation Army Prince County Food Bank, 163 Water Street. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 902 888-3870

 

West Prince

West Prince Caring Cupboard, P.O. Box 187, Alberton . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .902 882-4045

 

Chapter 3 Health | Prince Edward Island Seniors’ Guide page 62

 

Private Home Care Services

In addition to the government Home Care Program, several private businesses and organizations offer services for seniors. Seniors are responsible for paying the cost of this service. Costs vary according to the service required.

 

Bayshore Home Health. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 902 892-7355

. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Website: www.bayshore.ca

 

 

Home Instead Senior Care. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 902 367-3868

. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Toll-free: 1-866-573-8787

. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Website: www.homeinstead.com

 

We Care Home Health Services Charlottetown. . . . . . . . . . . . . 902 894-3025

. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Toll-free: 1-877-853-1195

. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Website: www.wecare.ca

 

 

Chapter 4 Housing | Prince Edward Island Seniors’ Guide page 63

 

Seniors’ Home Repair Program . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 64

PEI Home Renovation Program . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 64

Home Support Services . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 66

Landlord and Tenant Information . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 67

Subsidized Seniors’ Housing . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 67

Community Care Facilities . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 69

Nursing Homes . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 73

 

Chapter 4 Housing Prince Edward Island Seniors’ Guide page 64

 

Seniors’ Home Repair Program

This program provides assistance for repairs to a senior’s principle residence. This program is available to people, 60 years of age or older, whose

combined net income (including income of spouse) is less than $35,000 per year (Line 236 on the Canada Revenue Agency Notice of Assessment).

The program provides 50 per cent of the cost of eligible repairs up to a maximum grant of $1,500. For more detailed information or to get a

registration form, please contact: 

Provincial Housing Services. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 902 620-3755

. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Toll-free: 1-888-831-8880

 

PEI Home Renovation Program

This program provides grants to support renovations to assist Islanders to stay in their homes or with family members.
. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Website: www.gov.pe.ca/housing

 

Chapter 4 Housing Prince Edward Island Seniors’ Guide page 65

 

Home Support Services

Home support services may include housekeeping, help with laundry, shopping, snow removal, lawn care and other general home maintenance.

These services may be offered by businesses or individuals. Many companies advertise their services in the local yellow pages.

The Better Business Bureau advises that people purchasing services take three steps:

1. Be informed – do your homework by talking with friends and family to learn about their experiences with companies; check the telephone book’s

yellow pages for names of businesses; shop around and compare prices.

2. Ask questions – is the business licensed, bonded, have staff members undergone criminal records checks, does the company carry insurance; how

long have they been in business? Ask (and check) references from other clients. Ask questions about the cost of services.

3. Proceed only when you are comfortable – get details of your agreement to purchase a home support service in writing, including what will be

provided and what is not included and the cost. Don’t feel pressured by sales tactics to sign any contract that you do not understand. Protect your

personal information – don’t give credit card or banking information to businesses that you don’t know.

Check with the Better Business Bureau if you have questions about a company:

. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Toll-free: 1-877-663-2363

. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Website: www.atlanticprovinces.bbb.org

 

Chapter 4 Housing Prince Edward Island Seniors’ Guide page 66

 

Bayshore Home Health offers home support services including light housekeeping, meal preparation, laundry, personal care, and escort for

shopping and errands. Bayshore caregivers are screened, trained, bonded and insured and nurse-supervised.

For more information

. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 902 892-7355

. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Website: www.bayshore.ca

 

Go-For Services offers services to seniors in the Charlottetown and surrounding area. Services include: household chores, personal shopping and

running errands. Services are offered on a one-time and on-going basis. Go-For Services is bonded and insured.

For more information

. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .902 626-9815

. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Email: val@goforservices.ca

. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Website: www.goforservices.ca

 

Home Instead Senior Care offers services including light housekeeping, meal preparation, personal care, and escort for shopping and errands.

Home Instead caregivers are screened, trained, bonded and insured.

For more information

. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 1-866-573-8787

. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Website: www.homeinstead.com

 

 

We Care Home Health Services offers a full range of home support services including homemaking, meal preparation, personal care, and

escort for appointments. For more information

. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Toll-free: 1-877-853-1195

. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Website: www.wecare.ca

 

 

Chapter 4 Housing Prince Edward Island Seniors’ Guide page 66-67

 

Landlord and Tenant Information

If you have a concern about the rental of a residential property, you may contact the Director of Residential Rental

Property (formerly known as the Rentalsman.) The Director deals with issues relating to a rental agreement, such as

good behavior, condition of the premises, subletting, entry of property, quiet enjoyment,

delivery of possession, mobile homes, security deposits, termination of a lease

agreement, rent increases and rent owing. The Director deals with rental agreement

disputes between landlords and tenants.
. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Phone: 902-892-3501

. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Toll-free: 1-800-501-6268

. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .Website: www.irac.pe.ca

 

Subsidized Seniors’ Housing Units

PEI Senior Citizens’ Housing – The federal and provincial governments provide funding for seniors’ public housing projects. There are senior citizens’ public housing units in 34 communities across PEI. A Garden Suite is a portable one bedroom unit that can be moved to the property of a family member or friend. The property must be zoned to permit installation of the unit.

People over the age of 60 and those who are 55 and older who have a disability are eligible for subsidized seniors’ housing and garden suites. Tenants pay 25% of their income in rent. Tenants are selected based on need. A rating system is used to find out which applicants have the greatest need. When assessing need, staff considers a person’s income, assets, health, age, present housing and the length of time the application has been on file.

Regional Housing Officers:

Charlottetown. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 902 368-5770

Montague. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 902 838-0796

O’Leary. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 902 859-8837

Souris. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 902 687-7098

Summerside. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 902 888-8436

 

Chapter 4 Housing Prince Edward Island Seniors’ Guide page 68

Canada Mortgage and Housing Corporation Projects (CMHC)

CMHC offers housing assistance to private non-profit housing sponsor groups who provide housing for seniors. There

are two types of housing programs: one where the rents are based on a lower end of market rent; and one where rents

are based on 25% of the senior’s total household income.

. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 902 566-7336

. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Website: www.cmhc.ca

Note: The PEI Council of People with Disabilities has a list of housing available

for seniors with a disability.
. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 902 892-9149

. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Email: peicod@peicod.pe.ca

Chapter 4 Housing Prince Edward Island Seniors’ Guide page 69-72

 

Community Care Facilities

A licensed Community Care Facility is a privately owned and operated establishment with five or more residents. These

facilities provide services such as housekeeping, meals, assistance with grooming and hygiene. Twenty-four hour

nursing care is not available at these facilities. Residents are responsible for paying the cost of accommodation,

although financial assistance may be available on a limited basis in certain situations. The Community Legal

Information Association (CLIA) has a booklet that provides more information on choosing a community care facility or

nursing home. Contact CLIA for a copy of Moving to a Community Care Facility or Nursing Home or

view this booklet online:

. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Toll free 1-800-240-9798

. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Website: www.cliapei.ca

* Some facilities provide both community care and nursing care.

 

Alberton – Rev. W.J. Phillips Residence. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 902 853-3109

 

BelfastDr. John Gillis Memorial Lodge*. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 902 659-2337

 

Charlottetown

 

Andrews Lodge. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 902 368-2790

Champion Lodge. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 902 894-8968

Charlotte Residence. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .  902 894-8134

Corrigan Home. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .902 894-9686

Elm Crest Lodge. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .902 566-5996

Geneva Villa . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 902 628-6642

Grafton House Inc.. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 902 367-2875

Langille House. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 902 628-8228

McQuaid Lodge. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 902 892-0791

Old Rose Lodge. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 902 368-8313

Park West Lodge*. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 902 566-2260

Smith Lodge. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .  902 892-4220

Stamper Residence. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 902 894-3815

Tenderwood Lodge. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 902 566-5174

Valley House. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 902 628-8268

Whisperwood Villa* . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .  902 566-5556

 

Clinton – Clinton View Lodge*. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .902 886-2276

 

Crapaud – South Shore Villa*. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 902 658-2228

 

Georgetown – Carroll’s Lodge. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .902 652-2369

 

Hunter River – Rosewood Residence. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 902 964-2436

 

Kensington

Kensington Community Care Home. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .  . . . .  902 836-3019

MacEwen Mews. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 902 836-4678

 

Miscouche – Miscouche Villa. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .902 436-1946

 

Montague

MacKinnon Pines Lodge. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .902 838-2656

Perrins Marina. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .  902 838-4075

French Creek Lodge. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 902 838-4298

 

O’Leary – Lady Slipper Villa. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 902 859-3544

 

Sherwood – Corrigan Lodge. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 902 894-5858

 

Souris – Bayview Lodge. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .902 687-3122

 

Stratford – Andrews of Stratford. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 902 367-4100

 

Summerside

Andrews Lodge. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 902 436-0859

MacDonald Community Care Home. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 902 436-7359

Park Hill Place. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 902 888-2273

 

Tignish – Seniors Home Care Cooperative. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 902 882-4663

 

Tyne Valley – Valley Lodge. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 902 831-3888

 

Wellington – Le Chez Nous Ltee. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 902 854-3426

 

 

Chapter 4 Housing Prince Edward Island Seniors’ Guide page 73

 

 

Nursing Homes | publicly-funded

 

Nursing Homes provide skilled professional assessment and care on a 24-hour basis. The care required is carried out

by, or under the supervision of a Registered Nurse. There are publicly-funded government manors and private nursing

homes. Government Manors – These facilities are publicly-funded nursing homes. A screening process determines

eligibility for admission. To inquire about this process, contact your local Home Care office.

 

Alberton – Maplewood Manor. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 902 853-8610

 

Charlottetown 

Beach Grove Home. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 902 368-6750

Prince Edward Home. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .  902 368-4607

 

Montague – Riverview Manor. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 902 838-0772

 

O’Leary – Margaret Stewart Ellis Home. . . . . . . . . . . . .  902 859-8752

 

Souris – Colville Manor. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 902 687-7090

 

Summerside

Wedgewood Manor. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .  902 888-8340

Summerset Manor. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .902 888-8310

 

Tyne Valley – Stewart Memorial Hospital. . . . . . . . . . . . 902 831-7900

 

Chapter 4 Housing Prince Edward Island Seniors’ Guide page 74-75

 

Private Nursing Homes

Licensed nursing homes are privately owned and operated establishments that provide nursing care services for people whose care needs are greater than the family or community care facility can provide. A care assessment will determine if the individual’s needs can be met in a community care facility or in a nursing home. The assessment can be arranged by contacting any nursing home or by calling Home Care.

 

Belfast – Dr. John Gillis Memorial Lodge. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 902 659-2337

Clinton – Clinton View Lodge. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .902 886-2276

Crapaud – South Shore Villa. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .  902 658-2228

Charlottetown

Garden Home. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .  902 892-4131

MacMillan Lodge. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 902 894-7173

Park West Lodge. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 902 566-2260

PEI Atlantic Baptist Home. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 902 566-5975

Whisperwood Villa. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 902 566-5556

 

Chapter 4 Housing Prince Edward Island Seniors’ Guide page 76

 

For more information about admission to Nursing Homes, contact Home Care.

 

Charlottetown. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .902 368-4790

Montague. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .902 838-0786

O’Leary. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 902 859-8730

Souris. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 902 687-7096

Summerside. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 902 888-8440

 

Chapter 5 Lifelong Learning
Prince Edward Island Seniors’ Guide www.gov.pe.ca/seniors 77
Community School . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 78
Road Scholar . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 78
Genealogy . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 78
Library Services . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 79
Seniors’ College . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 80
University of Prince Edward Island and Holland College Courses . . . . . . . . . . . 81
Organizations . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 82
Chapter 5 Lifelong Learning
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Community School
More than 3,000 Islanders attend community schools each year across the
province, taking courses such as guitar, arts, crafts and introductory computer.
Some communities hold community school at local schools, seniors’ housing units,
or manors. Most programs are held weekly for ten weeks in the winter, but a few
are held in the fall. Programs can be in the morning, afternoon or evening. There is
a registration fee.
There is a complete listing of community schools in the newspapers in December
each year.
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Road Scholar
Road Scholar is the name for the programs developed and offered by Elderhostel
Inc., a non-profit international organization dedicated to lifelong learning.
Participants, mostly over the age of 50, grow and learn through new experiences
and the active exploration of subjects and interests around the world. Learning
experiences include history, culture, nature and music. Outdoor learning activities
include walking, cycling, golf, tennis and study cruises. There are several programs
on PEI.
For more information contact
. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Toll-free: 1-800-454-5768
. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Website: www.roadscholar.org
Genealogy
Public Archives and Records Office – This office houses a large collection of
genealogical materials. The collection includes an index of census records from
1728 to 1901, passenger lists, marriage registers, selected newspapers, Meacham’s
Atlas and funeral home registries. A guide titled Tracing Your Family History is
available.
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The office is in the Coles Building on Richmond Street in Charlottetown. 368-4290
. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Email: archives@gov.pe.ca
. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Website: www.archives.pe.ca
Vital Statistics Information – Historical records that include birth records back to
1840, marriage records back to 1886, and extracts from baptismal records from
1886 to 1919, can be searched. There are fees to search for a birth record, obtain a
birth certificate, a death certificate or a marriage certificate.
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. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Toll-free: 1-877-320-1253
Library Services
Membership in the Provincial Library
Service is free and includes access to
all libraries and services. Library cards
are necessary, and can be obtained by
filling out a registration form and
showing one piece of identification
with your current address. A
temporary card can be provided
without identification.
You can borrow most items for three weeks. You can borrow up to 40 items at
one time. You can request books from any public library either in person, by phone
or online. Overdue books can result in suspension of library privileges.
The Home Library Service is available to anyone with a disability that prevents
them from using the library regularly. This service delivers books, CDs, DVDs and
Talking Books from the library’s extensive collection directly to Islanders.
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For a listing of libraries, check the Blue Pages in the phone book.
. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Website: www.library.pe.ca
Seniors’ College
This is a membership-based organization affiliated with the University of Prince
Edward Island. The college offers over 130 courses per year, mostly taught by
seniors, at locations in Charlottetown, Summerside, and Montague. Classes are
typically eight weeks in duration, held on a weekday morning or afternoon. There
are no exams or papers – the goal is to have participants share their skills,
knowledge, life experiences and joy of learning.
There is an annual membership fee that allows seniors to take as many or as few
courses as they wish. A Registration Day is held in early September and on-line
registration for courses is also available. New members can join and sign up for
available courses throughout the year. Members of Seniors College receive a
UPEI part-time student ID card.
For further information about Seniors College check our website:
www.seniorscollege.ca. To contact Seniors College, email seniorscollege@upei.ca
or phone 902-894-2867.
Charlottetown:
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Prince County Coordinator:
. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 836-4743
Kings County Coordinator:
. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 583-2888
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University of Prince Edward Island and Holland College Courses
University of Prince Edward Island (UPEI)
Seniors may wish to audit a course as it involves taking part in classes without
assignments or exams. There is a cost to audit a course. Course calendars are
available in August for fall and winter semesters.
Seniors’ Bursary – The Seniors’ Bursary program replaces the earlier Centennial
Scholarship Program. UPEI offers one Seniors’ Bursary per year to residents of PEI
aged 60 and over. The bursary allows a senior to take one full credit per year and
may be applied to audited courses. Seniors’ Bursaries cannot be used for graduate
studies, short courses, summer institutes, books or other fees.
Seniors must follow regular admissions and registration procedures. Check the
university calendar for a list of courses.
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. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Email: registrar@upei.ca
. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Website: www.upei.ca/registrar
UPEI Center for Life-Long Learning – This center offers public lectures and
cultural activities.
. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 566-0336
. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Email: lifelong@upei.ca
. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Website: www.lifelonglearning.upei.ca
Holland College
Seniors can take short courses during the fall and winter. The cost per course
varies. Course calendars are distributed in the newspapers in August each year and
are available on the college website.
. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Toll-free: 1-800-446-5265
. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Website: www.hollandcollege.com (Go to Short Courses)
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Organizations
Canadian Association on Gerontology
The Canadian Association on Gerontology is a national organization established to
provide leadership on matters related to the aging population.
Canadian Association on Gerontology
222 College St. Suite 106
Toronto, ON M5T 3J1
. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Toll-free: 1-855-224-2240
. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Website: www.cagacg.ca
Canadian Centre for Activity and Aging
The Canadian Centre for Activity and Aging (CCAA) is involved in research and
program development for improved physical ability and healthy aging for older
adults. It is a not-for-profit national research and education centre within the
Faculty of Health Sciences.
Canadian Centre for Activity and Aging
1490 Richmond Street
London, ON N6G 2M3
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. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Website: www.uwo.ca/actage
Division of Aging and Seniors
The Division of Aging and Seniors provides federal leadership on seniors’ public
health issues to support healthy aging. The Division is a federal centre for
information and expertise in seniors’ issues. The Division strives to influence
policy development, to expand and transfer knowledge, and to engage
stakeholders on matters concerning healthy aging, including the prevention and
control of disease and injury in older adult life.
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Division of Aging and Seniors
Public Health Agency of Canada
Address Locator: 1908A1
Ottawa, Ontario K1A 0K9
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. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . TTY: 1-800-267-1245
. . . . . . . . . . . . .Website: http://www.phac-aspc.gc.ca/seniors-aines/index-eng.php

HelpAge Canada
HelpAge Canada is a non-denominational, non-profit international development
organization that is dedicated to assisting elderly people living in poverty in both
Canada and the developing world.
HelpAge
1300 Carling Ave. Suite 205
Ottawa, ON K1Z 7L2
. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Toll-free: 1-800-648-1111
. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Website: www.helpagecanada.ca
Seniors Canada On-line
This Government of Canada website includes information on a variety of topics of
interest to seniors including care facilities, finances and pension, health and
wellness, legal matters, retirement, transportation, leisure, veterans services and
other subjects.
. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Website: www.seniors.gc.ca
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Simon Fraser University Gerontology Research Centre
The Gerontology Research Centre at Simon Fraser University is committed to high
quality research in the field of aging. The centre studies a variety of topics
including the built environment, lifestyle, culture, health promotion and technology
and aging.
Gerontology Research Centre
Simon Fraser University Vancouver
2800 – 515 West Hastings Street
Vancouver, BC V6B 5K3
. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 1-778-782-5062
. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Website: www.sfu.ca/grc
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Alzheimer Wandering Registry Program . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 86
Community Legal Information Association . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 86
Consumer Information and Complaints . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 87
Elder Mediation . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 87
Health Care Directives (Living Wills) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 88
Human Rights Commission . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 88
Legal Services . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 89
Emergency Preparedness . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 90
Personal Emergency Response Services . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 91
Power of Attorney . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 93
Public Guardianship Program . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 93
Public Trustee . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 94
Seniors Safety Program . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 94
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Safely Home™Alzheimer Wandering Registry
Safely Home ™ is a nationwide program designed to help find a person who is lost
and help in their safe return home. Developed by the Alzheimer Society in
partnership with the Royal Canadian Mounted Police, the registry stores vital
information confidentially on a police database. The information can be accessed
by police anywhere in Canada and the United States. Registration is voluntary. For
a one time fee, the registrant will receive an identification bracelet, cards and a
handbook with helpful information.
For further information contact the Alzheimer Society of PEI:
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. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Toll-free:1-866-628-2257
. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Email: society@alzpei.ca
. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Website: www.alzheimer.ca/pei
Community Legal Information Association (CLIA)
This association provides Islanders with understandable, useful information about
our laws and the justice system. CLIA works collaboratively with community
groups, lawyers, government departments and interested members of the general
public. Legal information is available on all subjects. Designed for older adults,
the Putting Your Affairs in Order at Any Age series of booklets explain a number
of important issues of interest to seniors including: new relationships, you and your
grandchildren, preventing abuse, wills and health care directives. Services are
provided free of charge.
. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 892-0853
. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Toll-free:1-800-240-9798
. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Email: clia@cliapei.ca
. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Website: www.cliapei.ca
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Consumer Information and Complaints
The Consumer Affairs Section of the Department of Environment, Labour and
Justice provides protection to the public through licensing and regulation of certain
individuals, businesses and non-profit enterprises. The staff at Consumer Affairs
will take written complaints regarding local businesses and services. They help
consumers by either doing some informal mediation to resolve a problem or by
directing consumers to the appropriate department or agency. They also provide
consumers with information and guidance so that they can make informed
decisions.
. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Toll-free: 1-800-658-1799
Elder Mediation
Elder mediators are specially trained individuals that apply their knowledge on
aging to the issues facing older people. Through a cooperative, neutral process
trained mediators or elder mediator help people to develop mutually agreeable
solutions to conflicts. In addition, mediators can help facilitate an alternate process
to legal proceedings. For information about this service contact Mediation PEI.
. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 892-7667
. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Email: ereagh@eastlink.ca
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Health Care Directives (Living Will or Advanced Care Plan)
Health care directives, sometimes called living wills or advanced care plans, are
documents in which you state your wishes about health care or treatment in case
you are unable to make or communicate these decisions at a later time. You can
state your wishes regarding end-of-life medical treatment as well as personal
statements. Your living will allows you to name another person, as proxy, to make
decisions for you if you are unable to make decisions or communicate them
yourself. Medical practitioners must ask if you have a directive and are required to
follow your directive unless they consider it unethical or illegal. Your PEI
directive is legal in other provinces. Please ensure you have given copies of your
directive to your doctor, your clergy, your closest relatives and friends and carry
one if you are traveling. You cannot use a directive to request euthanasia or
assisted suicide.
. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 569-0588/902-368-6717
. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Website: http://www.gov.pe.ca/forms/pdf/1697.pdf
Human Rights Commission
The Commission administers and enforces the PEI Human Rights Act which
prohibits discrimination. Discrimination is the unequal, stereotypical and
prejudicial treatment of a person. The Commission also develops programs of
public information and education about human rights through seminars,
publications, responses to general inquiries and a resource center. There is no cost
for services.
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. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Toll-free: 1-800-237-5031
. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Website: www.gov.pe.ca/humanrights
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Legal Services
Lawyer Referral Services –
This service is available to
anyone who needs legal
information. It is designed to
encourage you to seek legal
advice early, before your
problems become
complicated and expensive.
The service will give you the
names of two lawyers. You
choose one and arrange an
appointment for an interview of up to forty-five minutes at a nominal charge of $25
(plus tax). The lawyer will tell you whether he or she thinks you have a legal
problem, what is involved, how long it should take to solve the problem and
approximately how much legal services would cost.
. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 892-0853
. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Toll-free: 1-800-240-9798
. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Email: clia@cliapei.ca
Legal Aid – Legal Aid lawyers provide representation in family and criminal law
to clients who, for financial reasons, would be unable to obtain essential legal
services from the private sector. Services are limited and not all types of cases are
represented.
Charlottetown
. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 368-6043
Summerside
. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Family law: 888-8066
. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Criminal law: 888-8219
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Victim Services – This service assists victims of crime during their involvement in
the criminal justice system. Where a victim is incapacitated or has died as a result
of the crime, family members may be entitled to benefits. Assistance is available
to those who feel they have been victimized regardless of whether a complaint has
been made to the police or a charge has been laid. No fees are charged for this
confidential service.
Queens and Kings Counties
. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 368-4582
Prince County
. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 888-8217
Emergency Preparedness
Preparing for an emergency is important and it is something that every Islander
can do. The Office of Public Safety advises all residents to take three simple steps
to become better prepared to face a range of emergencies and reduce the impact on
yourself and your community.
1. Know the risks – although the results of disasters can be similar, knowing the
risks specific to this region (such as what to do in the case of hurricanes, storm
surge and power failure) can help you better prepare.
2. Make a plan – every Island household needs an emergency plan. It will help
you and your family know what to do if disaster strikes.
3. Get an emergency kit – during an emergency you need some basic supplies and
to be prepared to be self-sufficient for at least 72 hours.
To receive your copy of the Emergency Preparedness Guide or the Emergency
Preparedness Guide for People with Disabilities or Special needs go to
www.getprepared.ca or call the toll free seniors line at 1-866-770-0588.
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Personal Emergency Response Services
Home Security Systems – Home alarm services are available that shield seniors
from burglary, carbon monoxide, fire, low temperature and water in the basement.
A security system is installed in the home and an alarm is automatically activated
when the security of the home is compromised. Free in-home assessments are
available. Costs include installation and monitoring of the alarm system.
Alliance Security System
. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 892-2519
. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Website: www.alliancealarmspei.com
Connolly Security System
. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 1-800-431-8779
. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Website: www.connollysecurity.pe.ca
Eastern Alarms
. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 892-9098
. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Website: www.easternalarms.net
Island Alarms
. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 629-1449
. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Website: www.islandalarms.ca
Pro-Tech Alarms
. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 1-902-963-2101
. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Website: www.peialarm.ca
Security First: Charlottetown
. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 368-3082
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Summerside
. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 888-9838
Medic Alert – When seniors sign up for the Medic Alert program, an emergency
health record and contact information is completed. The member’s medical record
contains information on existing medical conditions, allergies, implants, devices
and medications.
The senior receives a Medic Alert medical identification product engraved with the
member’s key medical information, the member’s ID number and the Medic Alert
24-hour Emergency Response Hotline number.
. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Toll-free:1-800-668-1507
. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Website: www.medicalert.ca
Personal Emergency Response Services – Emergency alert services are available
for those who live alone and are at risk. These privately owned services allow
seniors to live in confidence and security in their own home. A device is worn that
can be activated for medical, fire, and police emergencies. Family or neighbors
will also be alerted in the case of an emergency.
Health Line PEI
. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 892-5463
Health Alert
. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 892-5276
Life Call
. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Toll-free: 1-800-661-5433
. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . www.lifecall.ca
Lifeline System
. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Toll-free: 1-866-784-1992
. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . www.lifeline.ca
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Power of Attorney
A Power of Attorney is a legal document that gives permission to someone to look
after your financial affairs if you cannot do this yourself or if you wish someone to
do it for you. This document is usually written with the help of a lawyer and allows
the person named to take care of your financial and legal business. A Power of
Attorney does not give someone authority to make decisions about your health care.
You can appoint your spouse, partner, friend or family member. The person you
choose must be 18 years or older, be mentally capable and someone who will
accept the responsibility and understand what it means to have Power of Attorney.
. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 368-4561
. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Email: rllandry@gov.pe.ca
The Community Legal Information Association (CLIA) has a booklet that provides
more information on power of attorney. Contact CLIA for a copy of Putting Your
Affairs in Order: Powers of Attorney or view this booklet online:
. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Toll free 1-800-240-9798
. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Website: www.cliapei.ca
Public Guardianship Program
Individuals are recommended for guardianship when they are incapable of
managing their personal affairs such as: health care, legal proceedings, social
contacts, and or training. Legal guardianship is recommended when an individual
has no family or trusted friends willing or able to assume responsibility for them.
The Public Guardianship Program is responsible for all Public Guardianship
Orders ordered by the courts. Individuals are recommended for legal guardianship
by two physicians. Two Certificates of Incapacity to Manage Personal Affairs must
be signed by physicians. There is no cost for the service.
. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 368-6506
. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Email: jaharper@ihis.org
. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .Website: www.gov.pe.ca
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Public Trustee
The Public Trustee is a person appointed by the provincial government to help
people who are unable to look after their own financial affairs. The Public Trustee
gets involved when you have no trusted family or friends who can do this for you,
and no Power of Attorney has been signed.
The trustee is usually appointed after you have been declared incompetent, if you
made no arrangements about your financial affairs and/or where there are concerns
about how your power of attorney is being used. They have the power to take over
administration of your finances if your attorney has not been acting in your best
interest.
. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 368-4552
. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Email: mlgallant@gov.pe.ca
Seniors Safety Program
This program provides personal and home safety information to isolated and
vulnerable seniors. This information, delivered to seniors in their own home, is
designed to help reduce fear of crime, vulnerability to frauds and scams and
susceptibility to unscrupulous sales people and contractors.
The main areas of the program are:
– Home Security Program
– Frauds and Scams
– Video Identification
. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 940-6702
. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Website: www.seniorssafety.ca
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Accessible Parking Permits . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 96
Ambulance Services – Ground and Air . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 97
Bus Lines and Shuttle Services . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 98
Driver Refresher Course . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 99
Health Coverage When Traveling . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 100
Transportation – Private and Public . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 102
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Accessible Parking Permits
The Designated Parking Permit Program is offered by the PEI Council of People
with Disabilities. A designated parking permit allows eligible permit holders to
park in specially designated parking spots. These parking permits are for those
unable to walk more than 75 meters without serious difficulty or danger to safety
or health. To apply for a permit, have the written approval of your doctor and fill
out an application form. There is a fee for parking permits. It is valid for one
calendar year. Temporary permits are also available.
Charlottetown
. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 892-9149
. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Email: info@peicod.pe.ca
Montague
. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 838-5878
. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Email: montague@peicod.pe.ca
Summerside
. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 436-9259
. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Email: summerside@peicod.pe.ca
To access an application form:
. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . www.peicod.pe.ca/programs_parking.php
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Ambulance Services – Ground and Air
911 – A province wide 911 Emergency Response System is in place. Callers are
linked to the appropriate emergency service provider: police, fire or ambulance.
Ground Ambulance – Emergency and non-emergency ground ambulance service
is provided on PEI through a contract between the Health PEI and Island EMS, the
ambulance operator. There is no fee for emergency ground ambulance services for
senior citizens, 65 years of age and over. Emergency ambulance services include
medical situations where a call to 911 would normally occur. There is a standard
charge of $150 for non-emergency use of ambulance services. The maximum cost
of $150 per patient per day applies when multiple transports are made within a 24
hour period. In certain circumstances when there are transfers between hospitals
within a 24 hour period, the hospital is responsible for payment of the user fee.
Out-of-Province Medical Transport Support Program – PEI residents requiring
medical care outside PEI, who are deemed medically to require transportation by
ambulance and attendance by a paramedic, are not charged a user fee. The
following requirements apply:
– The patient must be under the care of an attending physician as an admitted
patient or from the emergency department of a PEI hospital.
– The attending physician has arranged for the transfer of care to an attending
physician at a facility outside PEI.
– The ambulance trip originates from a hospital in PEI.
Non-residents pay the cost of this service.
Air Ambulance – PEI is part of an Emergency Air Ambulance Service with NS
and NB. Emergency air ambulance is used when critical or specialty care is
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required out of province immediately. The decision to use this service is made by
the doctors in consultation with medical control doctors at specialty hospitals out
of province.
Residents of PEI are not charged a patient user fee for these services. Nonresidents
pay the full cost of the service.
Emergency Health Services Manager
. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 368-6719
Island Emergency Medical Service (EMS) for Non-Emergencies – EMS offers
non-emergency ambulance services across the province and within the Atlantic
region. The provincial user fee for non-emergency transport is $150 for a one-way
transfer.
. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 892-9995 (for billing inquiries)
Bus Services and Shuttle Services
Maritime Bus – For bus fares and schedules
. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 566-9962
. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Website: www.maritimebus.com
Advanced Shuttle Service – Transportation daily between PEI and Halifax, NS
. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Toll free: 1-877-886-3322
. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Website: www.advancedshuttle.ca
Greyhound Canada – Transportation between PEI and other places in Canada
. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Toll free: 1-800-661-8747
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. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Website: www.greyhound.ca
PEI Express Shuttle – Transportation daily between PEI and Halifax, NS
. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Toll free: 1-877-877-1771
. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Email: peiexpress@yahoo.ca
. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Website: www.peishuttle.com
Via Rail Canada – Transportation across Canada. The connection to Via Rain is
through Maritime Bus.
. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Toll free: 1-888-842-7245
. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Website: www.viarail.ca
Driver Refresher Course
55 Alive/Mature Driving Program
Recommended by the Canadian Association of Retired Persons, the 55
Alive/Mature Driving Program is a refresher course designed to help Canadians 55
years and over maintain their independence and retain their driving privileges.
With aging, changes occur in hearing, vision, flexibility and reaction time. This
course teaches participants to adjust their skills to compensate for physical
changes. The six-hour program is conducted in a classroom setting using a
PowerPoint presentation, student
workbooks, and group discussions
guided by the instructor.
The course is offered in both
French and English at various
location across the Island. A fee of
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$10 per person covers the cost of the course manual and refreshments. To register
or for additional information, please call the PEI Senior Citizens’ Federation. The
55 Alive/Mature Driving Program is a joint initiative between the PEI Department
of Transportation and Infrastructure Renewal and the PEI Senior Citizens’
Federation.
. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 368-9008
. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Toll-free: 1-877-368-9008
Health Coverage When Traveling
Additional Medical Insurance While Traveling
Residents visiting other countries are advised to obtain private medical insurance
for the period they are absent from PEI.
Coverage for Out of Province Medical Services
Health PEI will pay the full cost of insured medical and/or hospital emergency
services obtained within Canada, except Quebec. Coverage extends only to those
services medically required at the time of an emergency or sudden illness. The
coverage is provided at PEI rates.
Medical and hospital services for which the prior approval was obtained may be
provided out of province. Residents can apply for prior approval through their
physician. Each approval may cover a period of not more then 12 consecutive
months.
Applications may be approved in the following circumstances:
• The medical and/or hospital service is not available within the province.
• There is only one medical practitioner in the required specialty.
• Adequate service is not available within the province.
• Extenuating circumstances exist that permit services to be provided in
another province or territory.
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Services Received Outside Canada
If you require hospital or medical services for emergency or sudden illness while
outside Canada, you may either pay the total cost yourself and then claim
reimbursement for the insured amount, or you can arrange to have the insured
amount paid directly by the PEI government. Be sure to get a detailed invoice and
proof of payment for the services you receive and submit your original claim to the
Department within six months of the date of services.
Services for emergency or sudden illness, obtained outside of Canada are paid at
PEI rates, in Canadian currency. You should be aware that the charges for services
may be much higher outside Canada. Payment for any difference between the fee
charged and the department payment is your responsibility.
If you are referred by a PEI physician to an out of country hospital or physician for
a service not available in Canada, all charges for insured medical and hospital
services may be paid in full by Health PEI.
. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 368-6516
Out-of-Province Liaison Program – If patients and their families must travel out
of province for medical treatment, this program provides a person to contact
concerning their care. The program provides links to health care professionals and
assistance is given with discharge planning.
. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 473-7398
Transportation – Private / Public
Private Transportation
Donna’s Transport Ltd. – This service transports seniors as well as people with
mental and physical disabilities between Charlottetown and Summerside for
medical appointments.
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. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 436-3394
Montague Rotary Bus Service – The bus transports seniors to church, doctor’s
appointments and shopping. Call ahead to book this service.
. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 838-2412
Pat and the Elephant – This service offers specialized transportation anywhere in
the province or the mainland. The service is provided for persons with any mobility
impairments (visual, physical, etc). Non emergency stretcher service available.
Service is available outside Charlottetown and province by arrangement.
. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 894-3339
. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Email: pat.e@pei.sympatico.ca
Transportation West Inc. – This service provides transportation in the West
Prince area and is available for seniors. All buses are wheelchair accessible making
this service available for persons with disabilities.
. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 856-0081 / 856-0080
Taxi Services
Taxi services are offered in several communities across PEI. Fares depend on the
distance traveled. Most companies help the senior to the door, if necessary, and
may offer a discount fare for seniors. Some companies also offer discounts for
prepaid tickets.
Check the Yellow Pages of the phone book under Taxis.
Public Transportation
Public transit buses provide service within the city of Charlottetown (Monday to
Saturday), within the city of Summerside (Monday to Friday), connections
between Cornwall, Stratford and Charlottetown (Monday to Friday) and areas
between Summerside and Charlottetown (Monday to Friday). Transit passengers
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may transfer between the Charlottetown and Stratford transit systems once they
have paid the fare.
The fare for Charlottetown, Summerside, Cornwall and Stratford transit is
currently $2.25 with special rates available for frequent travelers, seniors and
students. The one way fare between Summerside and Charlottetown is $9, to
Hunter River is $7 and to Kensington is $5. There are both high and low floor
transit buses.
There is no transit service on major holidays including : New Year’s Day, Islander
Day, Good Friday, Canada Day, Labour Day, Thanksgiving Day, Remembrance
Day, Christmas Day, and Boxing Day.
For schedule information
. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 566-9962
. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Website: www.triustransit.ca
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How to Find Government Services
Access PEI – Located across the Island, these centers are a place to obtain
information about provincial government programs and services. You can pay
property tax, get a drivers licence or arrange to have your water tested. Centers are
open Monday to Friday from 8:30 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. in the winter and 8:00 a.m. to
4:00 p.m. in the summer.
Alberton, 116 Dufferin Street
. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 853-8622
Charlottetown, 33 Riverside Drive
. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 368-5200
Montague, 41 Wood Islands Hill
. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 838-0600
O’Leary, 45 East Drive
. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 859-8800
Souris, 15 Green Street
. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 687-7000
Summerside, 120 Harbour Drive
. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 888-8000
Tignish, 103 School Street
. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 882-7351
Wellington, 48 Mill Road
. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 854-7250
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Island Information Service (IIS) – IIS offers a bilingual telephone information
service, answering inquiries regarding programs and services offered by the
provincial government. This service distributes reports and documents from
provincial government departments, agencies, corporations and commissions. IIS
is located at 11 Kent Street, Charlottetown, and is open Monday to Friday from
8:30 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. in the winter, and 8:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. in the summer.
. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 368-4000
. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Toll-free: 1-800-236-5196
. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Email: island@gov.pe.ca
. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Website: www.gov.pe.ca/infopei
Provincial Government News Releases – Interested individuals can subscribe to
receive news releases by Email.
. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Website: www.gov.pe.ca/signin
French Language Health Services Network – This PEI network ensures that
Islanders who are Acadian and Francophone have access to a full set of health and
social services in French.
. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 854-7440
. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Email: info@santeipe.ca
. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Website: www.santeipe.ca
Service Canada – You can get information about federal government programs
and services from Service Canada. When you phone you get personal service, not a
recording between 8:00 a.m. to 8:00 p.m.
. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Toll-free: 1-800-O Canada (622-6232)
. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Website: www.servicecanada.gc.ca
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Using Telephone, Internet and Email
Many people are unfamiliar with using voice mail, Internet and Email. Here is
some information and tips to help you use them.
Telephone Voice Mail – Voice mail is a recorded message that is often used when
the person you are calling is on the phone or unable to take your call. Many
government, business and community organizations use this service. Voice
mail allows you to leave a message for the person you are calling. It is also called
an answering machine.
Tip:
• Although it may seem unnatural to talk to a machine, leave your name and
number and a brief message so the person can get back to you.
Telephone Automated Voice Response System – This system asks you to choose
from a list of options. Many businesses use this type of service to direct your call
to the correct person or department. Many of these systems do not allow you to
leave a message.
Tips:
• Take your time to listen to all the options before choosing one. Press the
number of the one you want.
• If you press the wrong number, return to the main menu and start over or
hang up and call back.
• Usually, there is a number you can press to speak to someone in person.
Email – Email is a shortened version of the words ‘electronic’ and ‘mail’ and is
the electronic version of a letter. Email is one of the most popular services on the
Internet. Email lets you exchange messages around the world.
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Internet – The Internet is a world wide network which allows computers and
people to share information. No organization or individual owns the Internet but
countries can regulate certain aspects of it. A history of the Internet can be found at
www.nethistory.info.
Many public libraries have Internet services available at no charge.
Computer courses are available to help you learn to use Email and the Internet.
Seniors College, Community School and Holland College are a few places that
offer computer classes specifically designed for older adults.
Tips:
• You can find information on almost any topic by searching on the Internet
through Google, the most commonly used search engine. In the address box,
type www.google.com and hit the enter button. When the Google search
engine appears, type in what you’re looking for in the briefest terms, and the
search engine will direct you to many websites where you can explore
further.
• When finding information on the Internet, look to see if:
• The resource is credible;
• The content is suitable;
• The information is relevant to you;
• It is up to date;
• There are clear caution statements; and
• The site is easy to use.
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When to use Emergency versus Non-Emergency Services
Emergency Room – The Queen Elizabeth Hospital has developed these guidelines
to decide whether to go to an Emergency Room or to an After-Hours Clinic when
you are not feeling well.
In most cases, your family doctor is the best person to see if you are not feeling
well. After-hours service for medical problems that cannot wait until the next day,
but are not life threatening, are provided by after-hours clinics and outpatient
departments. Use the after-hours clinics for non-urgent care if your doctor is on
holidays or if you do not have a family doctor.
Go to the nearest Emergency Department when you have:
• Discomfort or tightness in the chest
• More than usual shortness of breath
• Abdominal pain
• Prolonged and persistent headache
• An injury that may require stitches or may involve a broken bone.
• Experienced a major crisis, and as a result, feel helpless, hopeless and have
nowhere to turn.
When to call 911 – Call 911 when you are in an Emergency situation:
• Immediate Police assistance is needed when reporting a crime in progress or
a life-threatening or violent situation.
• Immediate Fire assistance is needed when reporting a fire at home or any
other location.
• Immediate Ambulance assistance is needed when immediate medical
attention or transport is needed for victims of serious accidents or illness
such as a heart attack.
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For non-emergency situations call:
Alberton – RCMP
. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 853-9300
Borden Carleton – Police
. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 437-2228
Charlottetown – City Police
. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 629-4172
Charlottetown – RCMP
. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 368-9300
Kensington – Police
. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 836-4499
Montague – RCMP
. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 838-9300
Stratford – RCMP
. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 368-9300
Souris – RCMP
. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 687-9300
Summerside – City Police
. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 432-1201
Summerside – RCMP
. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 436-9300
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Abuse and Neglect . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 35
Access to Government Services . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 105
Access PEI . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 105
Accessible Parking Permits . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 96
Active Living . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 1
Activities and Clubs for Seniors . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 6
Addiction Services . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 34
Adult Protection Program. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 35
ALS Society of PEI . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 50
Alzheimer Society of PEI . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 51
Alzheimer Wandering Registry Program . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 86
Ambulance Services – Ground and Air . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 97
Anger Management . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 56
Arthritis Society . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 51
Association of Holland College Retirees . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 14
Association of Retired UPEI Employees . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 14
Bereavement Services . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 46
Bereavement Resources Directory . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 53
Bus Lines and Shuttle Services . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 98
Canadian National Institute for the Blind . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 52
Canada Pension Plan . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 26
Canada Mortgage and Housing Projects . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 68
Canadian Red Cross . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 52
Canadian Cancer Society . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 51
Canadian Hard of Hearing Association of PEI . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 51
Canadian Mental Health Association . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 51
Catholic Family Services Bureau . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 55
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Charlottetown Activities for Seniors . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 9
Clinics (Walk-in Clinics) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 49
Clubs – Seniors Clubs . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 6
Community Care Facilities . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 69
Community Organizations . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 50
Community Legal Information Association . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 86
Community School . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 78
Congratulatory Messages for Seniors . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 2
Consumer Information and Complaints . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 87
Convalescent Care . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 48
Cornwall Activities for Seniors . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 10
Counselling Services for Seniors . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 55
Credit Counselling . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 20
Day Programs for Seniors . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 36
Diabetes Program . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 37
Disability Supports for Seniors . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 29
Driver Refresher Course . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 99
Drug Cost Assistance Program . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 20
East Prince Equipment Pool . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 59
Elder Mediation . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 87
Emergency vs Non-Emergency Services . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 109
Emergency Preparedness . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 90
Emergency Response Services . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . i
Employee Assistance Programs . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 22
Employment Insurance Benefits . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 28
Family Service PEI . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 56
Family Health Centers . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 39
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Federal Superannuates National Association (FSNA) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 14
Financial Assistance Program . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 24
Finding a Family Doctor . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 40
Fishing and Hunting . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 4
Food Banks and Soup Kitchens . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 61
Foot Care Clinics . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 56
Francophone Senior Citizens Clubs . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 13
French Language Health Services Network . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 106
Genealogy . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 78
Geriatric Programs . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 40
go!PEI . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 9
Health Coverage when Traveling . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 100
Health Care Directives (Living Will) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 88
Health Card for Provincial Medical Coverage . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 40
Health Services . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 33
Heart and Stroke Foundation of PEI . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 50
Holland College Courses for Seniors . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 81
Home Improvement Grants and Loans . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 64
Home Equipment Loan . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 59
Home Care . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 41
Home Repair Program . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 64
Home Security Systems . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 91
Home Support Services . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 64
Hospice Palliative Care Association of PEI . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 53
Hospital Services . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 43
Human Rights Commission . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 88
Income Tax . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 25
Individual Counselling . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 55
Island Information Services . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 106
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Kidney Foundation of Canada – PEI Branch . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 53
Landlord and Tenant Information . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 67
Lawyer Referral Services . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 86
Legal Services . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 86
Les Francophones de l’âge d’or . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 13
Library Services . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 79
Lifelong Learning . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 77
Living a Healthy Life Program . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 44
Living Wills . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 88
Manors . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 73
Meals-on-Wheels . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 60
Medic Alert . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 92
Mental Health Services . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 45
Montague Loan Cupboard . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 59
Murphy’s Health Educational Centre . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 53
National Seniors Organizations and Programs . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 15
Newcomers . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 5
New Horizons for Seniors . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 16
Nursing Homes . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 73
Nutrition Education and Resources . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 61
Old Age Security Program . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 27
Organized Activities for Seniors . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 6
Out of Province Medical Transport . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 101
PEI Association for Newcomers to Canada . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 5
PEI Council of People with Disabilities . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 54
PEI Home Renovation Program . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 64
PEI Lung Association . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 54
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PEI Provincial Command, Royal Canadian Legion . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 14
PEI Senior Citizens Housing . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 67
PEI Senior Citizens’ Federation Inc . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 14
PEI Senior Islanders of the Year . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 3
PEI Seniors Secretariat . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . iii
PEI Union of Public Sector Employees (Retirees) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 15
Palliative Care . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 46
Parkinson Society Maritime Region . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 54
Parks and Trails . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 16
Pension and Benefits . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 26
Personal Emergency Response Services . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 92
Power of Attorney . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 93
Private Home Care Services . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 62
Property Tax Deferral Program . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 28
Provincial Seniors Organizations . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 13
Public Trustee . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 94
Public Guardianship Program . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 93
Real Meals . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 61
Red Cross Equipment Loan Program . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 59
Respite, Short Term Care . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 47
Retired Teachers Association . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 15
Retiree Organizations . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 14
Royal Canadian Legion . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 14
Self Help Directory . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 52
Seniors Clubs . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 6
Seniors Retirement Organizations . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 14
Seniors Bursary at UPEI . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 81
Seniors College of PEI . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 80
Seniors Home Repair Program . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 64
Seniors Friendly Visitors Program . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 6
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Seniors Safety Program . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 94
Service Canada . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 106
Sexual Abuse Treatment . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 56
Souris Home Equipment Loan Program . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 59
Stewart Memorial Hospital Equipment Loan . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 59
Stratford Activities for Seniors . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 11
Subsidized Seniors Housing Units . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 67
Summerside Activities for Seniors . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 12
Telephone Pioneers . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 15
Telephone, Internet and Email Tips . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 107
Transportation – Public and Private . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 102
Trails, Boardwalks and Parks . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 16
UPEI Courses . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 81
Walk-in Clinics – After Hours . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 49
Veterans Affairs Canada . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 30
West Prince Equipment Loan . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 59
For information on provincial government programs
or services for seniors, please contact:
Prince Edward Island Seniors’ Secretariat
(902) 569-0588
toll-free 1-866-770-0588
email: seniors@gov.pe.ca
www.gov.pe.ca/sss
Printed June 2012
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About this Guide

The Prince Edward Island Seniors’ Guide includes information about programs and services provided to seniors by the federal and provincial governments, community organizations and service providers.
This guide provides a general introduction to programs and services, as well as
contact information.

We organized the guide into seven chapters and an appendix. For information about a program, check the table of contents at the front for the general area and then look at the detailed chapter contents. To find a specific program or service, look at the index in the back.
Some contact information includes an Email address and website. If you are unfamiliar with voice mail, Email or internet websites please review the tips in the Appendix.

Visit our website
www.gov.pe.ca/seniors | Seniors toll-free line …..1-866-770-0588
We welcome your comments on how to improve this guide and make it more useful. For printed copies of this guide, or to give comments, please contact the

Seniors’ Secretariat
Department of Community Services and Seniors
11 Kent Street, 2nd Floor Jones Building
PO Box 2000, Charlottetown, PE C1A 7N8
Phone: 902-569-0588
Toll-free: 1-866-770-0588
Fax: 902-894-0242
Email: seniors@gov.pe.ca

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