Seniors Safety Programs

The Safety Program was first introduced to the Town & County of Antigonish in 2002. However, due to lack of sustainable funding, the program was forced to cease service to seniors’ after only 12 months.

In 2003, Antigonish Town & County Crime Prevention Association & the Antigonish RCMP District assisted local seniors who wanted the program operational in our communities once again. Thanks to their dedication to rekindle and support the program, they re-launched the Safety Program for the second time on June 23rd, 2003.

Our Seniors’ Safety Program is free to all senior residents of Antigonish Town & County.

It is available to every senior – single, couple, or those living in seniors’ housing or nursing homes. The program is provided in the comfort of their home at their convenience.

Mandate – Protection, Prevention, Education & Safety. Empowering Seniors’ to live safe, healthy and independent lives in their own homes for as long as possible.

Service Delivery – What is offered to seniors’?

  • One on one contact
  • Telephone contact
  • Free of Charge
  • Home visits provided in seniors own home
  • Proactive program that contacts “hard to reach” seniors’.
  • Respect and Confidentiality
  • Tailored to individual seniors’ concerns
  • Sensitivity to issues of individual’s physical abilities, mobility concerns, economic status and literacy levels.

Topics for presentations and senior home visits include:

  • Personal safety & well-being
  • Household security
  • Apartment security
  • Safety in the home
  • Vehicle / driving safety
  • Elder Abuse
  • Power of Attorney
  • Support for victims of crime
  • Vial of life
  • Fraud & Scam awareness
  • Personal Emergency Planning
  • 911 System
  • CAT – Combat Auto Theft
  • Falls Prevention
  • Identity Theft
  • Safe Banking

Providing seniors’ with access to information on local & provincial services and organizations:

Services..

  • Home Care
  • Community Care Van
  • Meals on Wheels
  • VON Antigonish
  • Seniors’ Home Check Program
  • Legal Referrals
  • Caregivers Nova Scotia

Organizations..

  • In Touch / Lifeline
  • Mental Health
  • Pharmacare
  • Adult Protection
  • Low Income Seniors’ Housing
  • Service Canada – Pensions
  • Dept. of Housing – Grants for Seniors’.

It is the goal of the Seniors Safety Programs to enhance the safety and well being of seniors in the thirty-two communities that we serve in the Town & County of Antigonish. If you know of someone that may benefit from the Senior’s Safety Program, please contact the Senior Safety Coordinator:

Senior Safety Coordinator – Karen Armstrong

Email – seniorsafetycoor@gmail.com
Address – Antigonish Town & County Senior Safety Program 4 Fairview Street, Antigonish Nova Scotia B2G 1R3
(Phone – 863-6500) (Fax – 863-5570) (Cell – 318-0372)