Helpful Links For PEI Seniors (Regional)
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Seniors Housing Program
The Seniors Housing Program of the provincial government provides self-contained apartment units to low and moderate income persons over 60 years of age. Rent is geared to total household income and is currently set at 25%. Seniors housing units are available in 34 communities across Prince Edward Island.
Seniors’ Home Repair Program
The Seniors’ Home Repair Program helps seniors make necessary repairs to their principal residence. The person who is applying must own the residence and live there. Applicants must be 60 years of age or older. The combined income of the applicant and spouse must be less than $35,000 per year. The program will contribute 50 per cent of the cost of eligible repairs to a maximum of $2,000. Applicants must not have received a PEI Home Renovation Program grant within the past 2 years.
PEI Home Renovation Programs
The program helps low income residents make necessary repairs to their principal residence. The person who is applying must own the residence and live there. The combined income of the applicant and spouse must be less than $35,000 per year and the value of the property less than $145,000. The program will contribute up to a lifetime maximum of $6,000 ($8,000 for persons with disabilities). Prior approval is required.
Elder Abuse & Neglect
Warning Signs, Risk Factors, Prevention, and Reporting Abuse. Information is good but Canadian resource listings are very limited.
Canadian Network for the Prevention of Elder Abuse
A comprehensive overview of elder abuse, including types of abuse, signs of abuse, rights of people living in long term care facilities, laws against abuse, reporting abuse, etc.
10 Early Symptoms of Dementia
If you or your loved one is experiencing memory problems, don’t immediately conclude that it’s dementia. A person needs to have at least two types of impairment that significantly interfere with everyday life to receive a dementia diagnosis.
The Arthritis Society – PEI
The Arthritis Society provides leadership and funding for research, advocacy and solutions to improve the quality of life for Canadians affected by arthritis.
PEI Health Wait Times
Information about wait times for surgery, diagnostic imaging and cancer treatment on PEI.
Seniors College of Prince Edward Island – Blog
edited by Ian Scott, focuses on peer learning opportunities for individuals age 50 and better, featuring a report from a regional conference hosted by Seniors College of Prince Edward Island on community learning options on PEI. Reports from PEI Seniors Federation, Community Schools, Holland College and Lifelong learning at UPEI, provide valuable information on community learning options on PEI.
PEI Government Seniors Guide
Information about programs, services and areas of interest for seniors.
Apply Online for Seniors Housing
You can use this online form to apply for a seniors housing unit. If you are, over age 60, and your housing needs have changed or you no longer have the ability to stay in your own home, you may be able to live in one of the seniors housing units near your current home.
PEI Senior Citizen’s Federation Inc.
Provides a network of information and communication to help safeguard and improve the quality of life for Island seniors. They offer a venue by which Island seniors may voice their issues and concerns and be heard.
Seniors Housing Program
Information about the Seniors Housing Program on PEI, including location of seniors housing units.
Seniors Safe @ Home Program
If you need to make changes to your home in order to improve its accessibility to continue living there, you can apply to the Seniors Safe @ Home Program for between $1,000 and $5,000 in assistance to help with the cost.
Action Committee on Family Violence Prevention for Seniors
The Premier’s Action Committee on Family Violence Prevention was appointed by the premier of Prince Edward Island in December 1995. The mandate of the committee is:
- to coordinate the implementation of the provincial Family Violence Prevention Strategy;
- to ensure integrity of community participation is maintained;
- to ensure an evaluation component is in place;
- to develop a work plan; to promote the importance of resource allocations necessary for implementation of the strategy; and
- to communicate initiatives to ensure a high public profile for family violence prevention is maintained across the province.
Seniors College of Prince Edward Island
Seniors College of PEI is part of the Centre for Life-Long Learning at the University of Prince Edward Island. It is an organization devoted to providing learning opportunities for Seniors on Prince Edward Island, offering a wide range of stimulating courses in three regions of PEI from October to May. Members enjoy a rewarding learning environment and the opportunity of finding new friendships.
Atlantic Seniors Housing Research Alliance (ASHRA)
The Atlantic Seniors Housing Research Alliance (ASHRA) represents all of the groups involved in the research project entitled, Projecting the Housing Needs of Aging Atlantic Canadians. ASHRA is a diverse membership that consists of individual seniors; seniors and other community-based oganizations; service providers; government departments; planners, builders, and developers; and academic researchers.
Kennet Programs (Some for Seniors)
KenNet Inc is an incorporated, non-profit community organization located in the Town of Kensington, Prince Edward Island, Canada. KenNet Inc owned and operated the Knetwork Centre, Prince Edward Island’s first regional technology centre. This technology centre provided access to IT services for Kensington and surrounding communities, from Malpeque Bay in the west to Stanley Bridge in the east. It featured commercial office suites, a computer lab for training and public internet access, and a sophisticated network infrastructure that enabled services such as video conferencing.
Alzheimer Society of Prince Edward Island, Canada
Provides Education and Awareness through presentations and workshops province-wide as well as an information and resource centre, counselling, support groups, adult day programs and research.
Women’s Equality Prince Edward Island
Listing of events, information sources and links related to women’s equality issues.
PEI Seniors Guide
The Prince Edward Island Seniors’ Guide includes information about the programs and services provided to seniors by all levels of government and by community organizations and service providers
CARP – Atlantic Region
CARP is a national, non-partisan, non-profit organization committed to a ‘New Vision of Aging for Canada’ promoting social change that will bring financial security, equitable access to health care and freedom from discrimination. Their stated mandate is to promote and protect the interests, rights and quality of life for Canadians as we age.