Information - Important resources
Looking for information
on government and other programs for Seniors?
to obtain the information you need.
– A Community For Seniors,
subsidized independent housing and residential care for
Seniors' Society: The NWT Senior’s Society
Information Line is 1-800-661-0878. This toll-free number
provides access to information of all kinds.
Scope: A newsletter of
those who are aging, And who isn't? From Manitoba.
Circuit: is an online community for Canadian
seniors to bring seniors together in a fun and interactive
environment. The beauty of an online community is that it can
bring together people from all over Canada.
Hard of Hearing Association: The
Yellowknife Branch is
our voice in the north for the CHHA who's objectives are to
improve the quality of life of hard of hearing persons of all
ages through programs & services and to increase public
awareness of hearing loss (causes & prevention). A person
is defined as being hard of hearing when their hearing loss
ranges from mild to profound and when their means of
communication is speech. To download a .pdf info pamphlet from
the YK CHHA, (click
Hard of hearing? Be sure to
check out this web site if you are planning on purchasing a
hearing aid. In its 2009/2010 reviews of hearing aid models,
the Hearing Review Products reported that 126 (69%)
of 183 hearing aid models--including all 38 in-the-ear models
and 29 of 30 conventional behind-the-ear models--came with telecoils.
(Telecoils double hearing aid functionality by enabling the
instrument to serve as a customized, wireless loudspeaker. They
also enhance phone listening with all landline phones and
more and more cell phones. New
of the Northwest Territories: This link provides
application forms and information on more than 15 programs
for Seniors, from both the federal and territorial
government, from pensions to housing and extended
health care benefits.
your prescribed drugs at this AARP site and
see if there are side-effects. There is also
a pill identifier and symptom search.
We are a nonprofit, nonpartisan membership organization that
helps people 50 and over improve the quality of their lives.
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. Our mandate is to
promote and protect the interests, rights and quality of life
for Canadians as we age.
window access to web-based information relevant to seniors
55+ their families, caregivers and supporting service organizations.
It covers electronic services, financial and legal services,
fraud, travel services and many other useful and interesting
Health & Social Services offers information
on clinics in Yellowknife, as well as community and family
Stanton Territorial Health Authority provides
a website of information about the regional hospital in Yellowknife.
Information - stocks, news, reports on business, etc
Canada Revenue Agency - Seniors Tax info & forms
Canada Revenue Agency:
RC4064 Medical and Disability - Related
Information - Includes Form T2201 - 2010
Revenue Agency - Tax-Free Savings Account (TFSA)
Revenue Agency -
Northern Residents Travel Assistance, meal and vehicle claim
Ontario: Seniors can do a drug search for most drugs prescribed
by their doctor. Also provides good general health information.
An online magazine for seniors provided by CARP.
& Stroke Canadian Heart and
Canadian Diabetes Association
Alzheimer Society of Canada
Health Canadian Mental Health
Association (for seniors issues, type
"Seniors" in their search box)
is dedicated to informing you about dangerous
prescription drugs and medical devices.
RECOGNIZING A STROKE
Remember the '3' steps,
Read and Learn!.
Sometimes symptoms of a stroke are difficult to identify.
Unfortunately, the lack of awareness spells disaster. The
stroke victim may suffer severe brain damage when people
nearby fail to recognize the symptoms of a stroke
Now doctors say a
bystander can recognize a stroke by asking three
* Ask the individual to
* Ask the person to TALK
and SPEAK A SIMPLE SENTENCE (Coherently)
(i.e. It is sunny out today)
* Ask him or her to
RAISE BOTH ARMS.
If he or she has trouble
ONE of these tasks, call 873-2222 immediately and
describe the symptoms
to the dispatcher.
New Sign of a Stroke
-------- Stick out Your Tongue
NOTE: Another 'sign' of
a stroke is this: Ask the person to 'stick' out his tongue..
If the tongue is 'crooked', if it goes to one side or the
other , that
is also an indication of a stroke.