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Hard of Hearing?

Look for this hearing symbol at airports and train stations.

Switch your hearing aid to "T" position to hear the announcements more clearly.

This service now installed in  our Baker Community Centre

Information - Important resources for seniors

Looking for information on government and other programs for Seniors?

Follow these links to obtain the information you need.

Seniors Store: Freedom Alert is the world's first 2-way speaker-phone pendant Personal Emergency Response System with programmable contacts. You can program up to 4 numbers. Seniors Store is an online store selling many other products to help Seniors live a better life.

AVENS Avens – A Community For Seniors, providing subsidized independent housing and residential care for seniors

NWT 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.

Senior Scope: A newsletter of those who are aging, And who isn't? From Manitoba.

Seniors 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.

Legacy Family Tree: One of the best genealogy programs available

Canadian 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 here).

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 Hearing Aids

Government 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.

GNWT Housing Programs for Seniors. You may qualify for assistance to repair, maintain, or modify your home.

Health tools: Check your prescribed drugs at this AARP site and see if there are side-effects. There is also a pill identifier and symptom search.

AARP: We are a nonprofit, nonpartisan membership organization that helps people 50 and over improve the quality of their lives.

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. Our mandate is to promote and protect the interests, rights and quality of life for Canadians as we age.

Seniors Canada Online

provides single 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 topics.

Yellowknife Health & Social Services  offers information on clinics in Yellowknife, as well as community and family services.

The Stanton Territorial Health Authority provides a website of information about the regional hospital in Yellowknife.

Financial 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

Canada Revenue Agency - Tax-Free Savings Account (TFSA)

Canada Revenue Agency - Northern Residents Travel Assistance, meal and vehicle claim

Healthy Ontario: Seniors can do a drug search for most drugs prescribed by their doctor. Also provides good general health information.

Zoomer.Com: An online magazine for seniors provided by CARP.

Heart & Stroke Canadian Heart and Stroke Foundation

Diabetes Canadian Diabetes Association

Alzheimer Alzheimer Society of Canada

Mental Health Canadian Mental Health Association (for seniors issues, type "Seniors" in their search box)

Drugwatch is dedicated to informing you about dangerous prescription drugs and medical devices.






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