May 20, 2009
FREDERICTON (CNB) - The latest edition of the Seniors' Guide to Services and Programs was released today by Minister of State for Seniors Brian Kenny.
"I am pleased to announce that the fifth edition of the Seniors' Guide to Services and Programs is now available for distribution," Kenny said. "Seniors represent a growing population in our province. We want them to be informed and to have access to information when they need it. Improving services and providing access to information are imperative to meeting the needs of New Brunswick seniors, now and in the future."
The 50-page guide is the first produced in the province since 2002. Designed to be user-friendly, it serves as a source of information about provincial and federal government services and programs.
The guide contains up-to-date information along with mailing addresses, toll-free telephone numbers and websites for numerous organizations relevant to seniors. It is available in both official languages.
"One of the best places to keep the guide is next to the telephone book," Kenny said. "What seniors want to know is there at their fingertips. They can also add their personal information at the front of the guide in case they or their caregiver has to make a quick call. We are confident the guide will be an important resource for seniors who need information and assistance or have questions or concerns they need answered."
Kenny said the guide fits in with the government's long-term care strategy, Be Independent Longer. The strategy, in turn, builds on a foundation of health and wellness promotion, support for families and assistance to help seniors live independently.
The guide may be obtained in several ways:
MEDIA CONTACT: Judy Cole, communications, Senior and Healthy Aging Secretariat, 506-444-3522.