Senior and Healthy Aging Secretariat

Demand for Seniors' Guide to Services and Programs spurs second printing (09/10/23)

NB 1651

Oct. 23, 2009

FREDERICTON (CNB) - The provincial government is releasing a second printing of the Seniors' Guide to Services and Programs in response to continuing demand. Twenty-five thousand copies have been distributed to seniors so far, and another 12,500 copies are now available.

"The fifth edition of the Seniors' Guide to Services and Programs is very popular among our seniors," said Minister of State for Seniors Brian Kenny. "They are very interested in being informed and having access to information when they need it. The guide contains a great deal of valuable information for them, and we are pleased that seniors have received it so well."

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 of interest to seniors. It is available in both official languages.

Kenny said the guide fits in with the government's long-term care strategy, Be Independent Longer, which builds on a foundation of health and wellness promotion; support for families; and assistance to help seniors live independently for as long as possible.

The guide is available from the Senior and Healthy Aging Secretariat's office in Fredericton and at all regional offices of Social Development. It is also available online.

To order free copies of the guide, contact the Senior and Healthy Aging Secretariat, P.O. Box 6000, Fredericton, NB, E3B 5H1; seniors@gnb.ca; telephone, 506-457-6811; or fax, 506-453-2869.

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MEDIA CONTACT: Judy Cole, communications, Seniors Services, 506-444-3522.

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