Resources

On this page, we offer convenient links, compiled from many sources, to the web sites that may be of help to you in your journey. For specific services, please refer to our categorized pages on the menu above. Link will open in a new page or tab. Click on the Province of interest in the map below. National links appear immediately below the map.

National

 

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Alberta

Legislative Assembly of Alberta
Contact your MLA
Edmonton Seniors newspaper
Calgary Seniors newspaper
Government of Canada Seniors On Line
Government of Canada Service Canada
Alberta Seniors and Community Supports – Government of Alberta
Alberta Transportation – Information For Aging Drivers (Q&A)
Utilities Consumer Advocates
Linkages Society of Alberta
Home Care – Alberta Health Services
Elder Abuse – Alberta Health Gov’t of Alberta
Continuing Care Complaints
ASAL Reporting
CARP a New Vision of Aging for Canada
The Careguide Source for Seniors
Edmonton Seniors Coordinating Council – ESCC
ESCC – Find a ride in Edmonton
Provincial Health Ethics – What is a Personal Directive in Alberta?
A personal directive is a written document (signed, dated and witnessed) that takes
effect when an individual becomes mentally incapable of deciding on personal
matters, such as health care. A personal directive can appoint an agent to decide for
the individual. It may also contain instructions or directions for future care. The
Personal Directives Act in Alberta became law on December 1, 1997. The most
recent amendment came into effect on June 30th, 2012.
Public Interest Alberta (PIA)
Seniors Association of Greater Edmonton (SAGE)

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British Columbia

Finding Housing

For the up-to-date, authoritative list of registered assisted living residences in BC, consult the ALR’s Registered Assisted Living Residence Locator page.

The following websites also provide searchable housing directories:

  • Seniors Services Society — the Seniors Housing Information Program (SHIP) provides a comprehensive searchable online directory of all kinds of seniors’ housing, including assisted living residences. The website also provides an extensive list of housing-related resources, mainly for Vancouver and the Lower Mainland.
  • The Care Guide — a comprehensive list of resources for seniors and a searchable housing-provider database for seniors’ housing, including assisted living.

Resources for Residents & Their Families

Alzheimer Society of BC
The Alzheimer Society of BC is a non-profit organization that provides support services and education programs to British Columbians affected by Alzheimer’s disease and related dementias.

British Columbia Government Directory
This searchable directory provides telephone and email addresses for BC government programs and employees.

BC Centre for Elder Advocacy and Support
The BC Centre for Elder Advocacy and Support (BC CEAS) operates the Elder Law Clinic. The clinic provides legal services to adults over age 55 that would not otherwise be able to access justice due to low income, mobility difficulties or other issues. For more information, phone the seniors’ information and help line toll-free (1 866 437-1940).

BC Seniors’ Guide
The BC Seniors’ Guide provides information on programs and benefits available to seniors in British Columbia.

Seniors Health Care Support Line
Seniors who have issues accessing health care services or with the health care they received can call the Seniors Health Care Support Line to receive timely resolution of problems. The purpose of the Seniors Health Care Support Line is to provide a single provincial phone line that will allow seniors and their families to report concerns about care, and to provide such clients with direct support and timely follow‐up through to resolution.

You can contact the Seniors Health Care Support Line, Monday-Friday, 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.

  • Call toll-free: 1-877-952-3181
  • In Victoria, call: 250-952-3181

SeniorsBC.ca
SeniorsBC.ca is a new website that provides information about government programs and services for older adults. Included on the website are sections on health care, finances, benefits, housing, transportation and more.

Canadian Centre for Elder Law Studies
CCELS is a non-profit organization that provides education, research, lectures and workshops on legal issues of particular significance for older adults.

Canada’s Food Guide to Healthy Eating
Health Canada’s Food Guide provides information about what types of foods are best and the importance of physical activity. The information aims to help Canadians meet their nutritional needs and to reduce the risk of obesity and chronic disease.

Seniors’ Healthy Living Secretariat
The Seniors’ Healthy Living Secretariat through SeniorsBC, provides information about government programs and services for older adults. Information regarding the Seniors Action Plan and other seniors-related initiatives can be found on their website.

Community Care Facilities Licensing
This branch of the BC Ministry of Health develops and implements legislation, policy and guidelines that protect the health and safety of people cared for in licensed community care facilities.

Email A HealthLink BC Dietitian
British Columbians can send their nutrition questions to HealthLink B.C.’s Dietitian Services, and get personalized answers from registered dietitians. A dietitian will reply within three business days.

Find a Physician
This on-line physician directory provided by the BC College of Physicians and Surgeons is searchable by physician name, specialty and location, and for physicians accepting new patients.

Guide to Your Care (PDF 1.7M)
This guide explains the services of the home and community care branch of the BC Ministry of Health. The branch provides health care, support services and case management services for eligible residents who have acute, chronic, palliative or rehabilitative health care needs.

HealthLinkBC
HealthLink BC provides BC residents with 24/7 access to non-emergency health information and advice via telephone, online and in print.

The website, at www.HealthLinkBC.ca, provides medically-approved information on more than 4,000 health topics, symptoms, and over-the-counter and prescription drugs and offers tips for maintaining a healthy lifestyle. It also offers an integrated search and mapping function to more than 4,500 health services to help British Columbians find health services close to their home communities.

Residents of British Columbia can also call 8-1-1 from anywhere in the province to speak to a nurse, dietitian or pharmacist or to find a health resource in their area. Translation services in 130 languages are available upon request.

Healthy Eating for Seniors Guide (PDF 366K)
The Healthy Eating for Seniors Guide is a BC Ministry of Health handbook on nutrition for seniors. It includes information about food and supplements, tips on eating, and many other topics on healthy eating of interest to seniors.

HereToHelp
HereToHelp provides reliable information on mental health and substance use problems, through a partnership of the Provincial Health Services Authority, the Ministry for Children and Family Development, and leading provincial mental health and addictions agencies.

Home and Community Care
The home and community care branch of the Ministry of Health develops legislation, regulations, policy and performance measures, and conducts high-level service planning for health care and support services for British Columbians with acute, chronic, palliative or rehabilitative health care needs provided in community-based settings throughout the province.

Independent Living BC (ILBC)
The ILBC program is administered by BC Housing and serves seniors and people with disabilities who require some support but do not need 24-hour institutional care. Eligible individuals then pay 70 percent of their after-tax income to live in assisted living homes offered through ILBC. The program’s website includes information for seniors and housing operators.

Lifeline
Lifeline provides an in-home emergency response system and is used by some health authorities for assisted living residents.

Mental Health and Substance Use
The mental health and substance use branch of the B.C. Ministry of Health provides leadership, planning and best practices for mental health and substance use services. The branch website offers resources for the public and for health care professionals.

Parkinson Society British Columbia
Parkinson Society British Columbia helps people with Parkinson’s and the people who care about them by providing support services including information and resources, education and consultation.

Physical Activity in Assisted Living Newsletter
Cardea Health Consulting’s newsletter supporting physical activity for older adults in assisted living residences.

Public Guardian and Trustee of BC
The Public Guardian and Trustee (PGT) provides information about health care decision-making and financial and personal care management services on behalf of someone who is incapable. The PGT also manages the legal, financial and personal care interests of adults who need assistance in decision-making.

Residential Tenancy Branch
The residential tenancy branch website provides information about rights and responsibilities under BC’s Residential Tenancy Act and Manufactured Home Park Tenancy Act, and dispute resolution services.

Senior Living
This monthly magazine for seniors offers a free housing guide: “Senior Lifestyles: A Housing Guide for Seniors”.

Seniors Gateway to Legal Information and Resources
The Seniors Gateway contains links to many useful websites for seniors, and a wide variety of information about resources available on the Internet.

Senior’s Health Care Support Line
Seniors who have issues accessing health care services or with the health care they received can call the Seniors Health Care Support Line to receive timely resolution of problems. You can contact the Seniors Health Care Support Line, Monday-Friday, 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. Call toll-free: 1-877-952-3181 or in Victoria, call: 250-952-3181

Shelter Aid for Elderly Renters (SAFER)
SAFER is a provincial housing subsidy available to seniors who are eligible and who pay more than 30 per cent of their income on rent.

Special Information Supplement to the Vancouver Sun on BC Seniors’ Housing and Care Needs
This supplement contains articles and resources about seniors’ housing in British Columbia, including an interview with the Assisted Living Registrar.

Resources for Operators & Developers

Assisted Living and Residential Care Fire and Life Safety (PDF 1.6M)
The purpose of this information is to clarify the fire and life safety provisions established for assisted living residences and residential care facilities, particularly small group homes.

BC Care Aide & Community Health Worker Registry
The Registry is a database of credentialed, or “registered”, care aides and community health workers, created to protect vulnerable clients, to establish and improve standards of care, and to promote professional development for Care Aides and Community Health Workers.

BC Care Providers’ Association
The BCCPA is a non-profit society that represents long-term and home care operators. Members include long-term care facilities, licensed private hospitals, congregate living and private care centres, community health care agencies, mental health facilities, homes for the mentally disabled and commercial suppliers.

BC Centre for Disease Control
BCCDC investigates and evaluates the occurrence of communicable diseases in BC and is the provincial reporting centre for reportable cases and categories of communicable diseases.

BC Injury Research and Prevention Unit — The BCIRPU website provides Falls Prevention materials, tips and tools.

BC Non-Profit Housing Association
The BCNPHA provides leadership and support to members to maintain a high standard of affordable housing throughout British Columbia. BCNPHA members are mainly non-profit housing operators, and include some assisted living operators.

BC Seniors Living Association
The BCSLA (formerly the BC Retirement Communities Association, or BCRCA) represents retirement communities, including assisted living operators.

Independent Living BC (ILBC)
The ILBC program is administered by BC Housing and serves seniors and people with disabilities who require some support but do not need 24-hour institutional care. Eligible individuals then pay 70 percent of their after-tax income to live in assisted living homes offered through ILBC. The program’s website includes information for seniors and housing operators.

Office of the Fire Commissioner
The Office of the Fire Commissioner is the senior provincial fire authority for fire safety and prevention. The Office’s services include fire inspection, administration and enforcement of fire safety legislation, fire investigation, response to major fire emergencies and public fire safety education.

Office of Housing and Construction Standards
The Office of Housing and Construction Standards is responsible for housing policy, building and safety policy, and the Residential Tenancy Branch.

Parkinson’s Disease In-service Video
This online in-service presentation covers essential information about Parkinson’s disease.

Health Authorities

BC’s health care services are managed and delivered by five health authorities that govern, plan and coordinate services regionally.

Fraser Health
Fraser Health includes Burnaby to Hope inclusive. Its website provides information about services offered through the health authority, including Fraser Health Home and Community Care services and case manager contact information.

Interior Health
Interior Health covers the following areas: Thompson Cariboo Shuswap, Okanagan, East Kootenay and Kootenay Boundary, including Williams Lake and south to Hope. Its website provides information about services offered through Interior Health, including Interior Health Home and Community Care services and contact information.

Northern Health
Northern Health covers Quesnel and all areas north, east and west of Quesnel. The website provides information about services offered through the health authority and about Northern Health assisted living and Home and Community Care services.

Vancouver Coastal Health
Vancouver Coastal Health includes Vancouver, the North Shore, Richmond and Coast Garibaldi. Its website provides information about services offered through the health authority, including Home and Community Care services and case manager contact information.

Vancouver Island Health Authority
Vancouver Island Health Authority covers Vancouver Island and the Gulf Islands. Its website provides information about services offered through the health authority, including Home and Community Care services and case manager contact information.

Professional Associations

College of Dietitians of BC
The official website of the College of Dietitians of BC includes a list of registered dietitians. The assisted living health and safety standards require assisted living operators to offer meals that provide balanced and adequate nutrition, and obtain professional advice to plan menus. To find a registered dietitian, consult this website.

College of Licensed Practical Nurses of BC
The official website of the College of Licensed Practical Nurses of BC includes a searchable list of registered LPNs. The assisted living health and safety standards require assisted living operators to ensure professional oversight of non-professional staff. To find an LPN, consult this website.

College of Pharmacists of BC
The official website of the College of Pharmacists of BC includes patient information resources. The assisted living health and safety standards require assisted living operators who centrally store residents’ medications to consult with a pharmacist regarding their medication storage and distribution policy. To find a pharmacist, consult this website.
For information about having a pharmacist renew or change a prescription, consult this brochure: “Understanding Your Pharmacist’s Role in Renewing or Adapting Your Prescription.”

College of Registered Nurses of BC
The College’s website provides information about registered nurses. The assisted living health and safety standards require assisted living operators to ensure appropriate delegation of professional tasks to non-professional staff, consistent with the Personal Assistance Guidelines. To find an RN or the standard of practice for delegating professional tasks, consult this website.

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Manitoba

Seniors Resource Network of Manitoba
This is the home page for senior citizens’ access to activities, services, resources, communication tools and history of Winnipeg. These pages are the gateway to Winnipeg and Manitoban seniors information via the Internet.

Manitoba Senior Centres
A listing of all the senior centres I could find in Manitoba.

Creative Care
A care management company who aims to support Winnipeg seniors by serving as a link between seniors, their families and the appropriate services. Email or telephone contact information at the site.

Life Lease Housing
Seniors Life Lease housing, cooperative housing, not-for-profit rental, special needs, and more. Includes a developing Central Housing Registry for the province’s non-profit housing.

Creative Retirement
Creative Retirement encourages healthy living, personal growth, lifelong learning and social interaction for older adults. Stimulating educational programs are offered, developed and led by members of a dynamic community of seniors volunteering and sharing their expertise and knowledge with others of all ages

Centre on Aging – Univ. of Manitoba
Focal point for research on aging. View the research profile, publications, fact book, relevant links, and scholarship information.

Manitoba Seniors Guide

The Faculty of Pharmacy at the University of Manitoba offers the Medication Information Line for the Elderly. A pharmacist will take your call and answer your questions about drugs and proper drug use. Hours of operation are Monday to Friday, 9 a.m. to 3 p.m.

Phone: 261-3111
Toll-free: 1-800-432-1960, ext. 6493
Fax: 474-7626
vanmiddl@ms.umanitoba.ca

Links to both provinvially-specific and national programs, with an emphasis on people living in rural areas.

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Newfoundland and Labrador

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New Brunswick

Alzheimer Society
The Alzheimer Society provides support, information and education to people with Alzheimer’s disease, families, physicians and health-care providers.

Assessments Plus
Assessments Plus provides expert advice and support to families facing the challenges of caring for elderly loved ones.

Attiscorp
AttisCorp Financial Group provides a broad range of financial services with a client-centered philosophy. We focus on helping small business-owners and professionals to identify and isolate financial threats to themselves, their businesses, and their families. Our fervent passion is to help our clients to achieve their financial objectives – through tax-smart investment planning together with strategic risk-management solutions.

Bayshore Home Health
Bayshore Home Health has been dedicated to enhancing the quality of life, dignity and independence of Canadians in their homes since 1966.

Best Buy Medical Supplies
The Support Team at Best Buy Medical Supplies is devoted to supplying you with the Best medical products at affordable prices. Our main focus is on affordability, customer service and fast on-time delivery. Best Buy Medical Supplies specialize in Ostomy/Colostomy products, Urological/Catheter supplies and Diabetic supplies. We stock all major brands, so you can determine which brands best meet your needs.

Calm Clinic
Information on Anxiety.

Canadian Mental Health Association
The Canadian Mental Health Association, a nation-wide voluntary organization promotes the mental health of all and supports the resilience and recovery of people experiencing mental illness. CMHA accomplishes this mission through advocacy, education, research and service.

Community Non-Profit Secretariat

Compu College
CompuCollege is a nationally recognized educational institution celebrating over 20 years in Atlantic Canada with seven campuses: Halifax, Dartmouth, Charlottetown, St. John’s, Moncton, Fredericton and Saint John. CompuCollege helps to build brighter futures while helping students advance to a better life.

DAYBREAK Senior Activity Centre
The centre aims to “provid[e] meaningful activities for seniors in a supervised setting” as they provide full and half day programs covering a wide variety of activities. A new support centre in Saint John, they also offer evening programs to family caregivers and is run by a staff with an extensive knowledge of and experience with geriatrics and adult recreation.

Emergency Preparedness
72 Hour Emergency Supplies

Families Plus
Provide a wide range of individual and family counselling, group and community based programs and services to assist you in: building healthy relationships, overcoming depression and anxiety, reducing stress, etc.

Harding Medical
Harding Medical Supplies has been helping clients discover and enjoy the benefits of an independent lifestyle since 1987. We take pride in helping our valued customers select the right assisted living products and home medical equipment for their health care needs.

Health Canada
Health Canada is the Federal department responsible for helping Canadians maintain and improve their health, while respecting individual choices and circumstances.

Health Canada/ Home Care & Continuing Care
Changes brought on by the demands of the 21st Century are transforming the face of health care in Canada. Shorter hospital stays, greater use of outpatient treatment and a growing population of older Canadians with longer life expectancy have increased Canadians’ need for home and continuing care.

Heart and Stroke Association
The Heart and Stroke Foundation, a volunteer-based health charity, leads in eliminating heart disease and stroke and reducing their impact through the advancement of research and its application, the promotion of healthy living, and advocacy.

Help the Aged
Non-profit, registered (118955921 RR0001) international development organization meeting the needs of poor or destitute elderly people in Canada and the developing world since 1975.

Integrity Home Health Services
Integrity Home Health Services has been providing high quality home health care in New Brunswick communities since 1996. Whether recovering from illness at home or requiring long term support services, our qualified staff are prepared to assist you with meeting the challenges faced by yourself or your loved ones.

Kings County Home care
Home Support is just what the name implies; support in an individuals home. We work mainly with seniors, veterans, disabled adults and adults recovering from disease, falls etc. Further we provide respite care to allow partners and families a breathing space. It also enables early release from hospital and delays the need for nursing homes.

Link to all New Brunswick MLA’s
For a list including contact information

Link to New Brunswick Media

LIVING WELL
Everyone deserves to be LIVING WELL. Why not tell a friend about the valuable health and wellness articles, offers, tips, and tools they’ll find here?

Meals and More!
Meals and More has been delivering nutritious meals in Southeastern New Brunswick and Amherst, Nova Scotia since 1996. Customers may choose from our wide selection of individually portioned main meals, soups and desserts to enjoy at their convenience.

Meals On Wheels
Meals on Wheels of Fredericton Inc. is a not-for-profit, volunteer organization which provides nutritious meals and social support to seniors, disabled individuals, and those recovering from illness, surgery or injury; to assist them in the enhancement of a healthy and independent lifestyle.

Mesothelioma Center
The Mesothelioma Center is an up-to-date resource for all mesothelioma issues ranging from mesothelioma statistics to diagnosis options.

NB Common Front for Social Justice
The Common Front for Social Justice is fighting to build a more human society based on the respect and dignity of all.

Parkinson Society Canada
PSC is the leader in Parkinson’s disease research, education and advocacy. We are working for the over 100,000 people in Canada living with Parkinson’s by funding promising scientific research and supporting people with Parkinson’s, their families and caregivers through educational programs and support services.

Premiers Council on the Status of the Disabled Person
The Premier’s Council on the Status of Disabled Persons is a body for consultation and study which was created to advise the provincial government and the general public on matters relating to the status of persons with disabilities. The Council reports directly to the Premier of New Brunswick.

Red Cross
The Mission of the Red Cross is to improve the lives of vulnerable people by mobilizing the power of humanity. Community Health Services which include Home Support Services, Meals to Seniors, Health Equipment Loans Program and Senior Volunteer Services are offered in New Brunswick to promote this mission.

Revera Home Health
At Revera, our number one goal is to help you achieve and maintain your best health and wellness – to live life to the fullest. When you call Revera, our dedicated and compassionate team of care providers will take the time to understand your needs. Together, we will work with you to customize services that consider not only your condition and how we can help treat it, but also your desires and preferences for your care. Our philosophy focuses on treating the whole person, not just the ailment.

Senior Watch
Senior Watch plays a significant advocacy role for seniors and their families. A strong social commitment has led to the development of an internal educational curricula, which allows Senior Watch caregivers to meet the ever-increasing complex needs of the elderly.

Service d’aide a la Famille d’Edmundston – Grand Sault Inc. (French only)

St. John Ambulance
A part of New Brunswick since 1896, our mission is to enable Canadians to improve their health, safety and quality of life by providing training and community service.

The Harbour Family Support Services
THE HARBOUR is a community-based, non-profit agency committed to helping seniors, children and adults with special needs, as well as this families, by offering the help, the care and the support required to better their quality of life.

The Volunteer Centre of Southeastern New Brunswick Inc.
Promote and coordinate resources and people to deliver unique and creative solutions to serve the needs of the community. The Volunteer Center’s contribution to the voluntary sector is to advance the role of volunteers in providing services and meeting needs. In partnership with the public and private sectors, the VCB provides direct service to the community.

Third Age Centre
The mandate of this centre is to do research and public education on seniors’ issues, and to act as an advocate on behalf of seniors.

WeCare
WeCare Health is a Canadian owned company with 52 offices across Canada providing professional homecare and Nursing services to the community.

Web MD
WebMD provides valuable health information, tools for managing your health, and support to those who seek information. You can trust that our content is timely and credible.

Canadian Home Care Association Report
The Canadian Home Care Association has put together this report which has very recent statistics about the national state of home care.

CRISIS IN HOME SUPPORT SERVICES – IGNORE IT AT YOUR PERIL- A Woman’s View
This report was written by Ginette Petitpas-Taylor of the New Brunswick Advisory Council on the Status of Women in 2004 and describes the crisis of home care in New Brunswick at that time.

CUPE Brief on Minimum Wage
This economic brief by CUPE compares minimum wages across Canada as well as internationally, and its effects.

Handbook on Health and Safety Issues for Community Workers
This national report on work place issues affecting community workers is published by the National Union and presents a more realistic picture of home support work. It also offers a great deal of solutions and resources for all provinces.

Home Support Services Standards
The Home Support Services Standards establish a minimum standard of service and service delivery. They are not designed to regulate home support services within New Brunswick but to reflect an approved minimum of service quality.

National Best Practices for Home Care
This report contains over 185 best practices from health authorities, hospitals and care agencies accredited by the Canadian Council on Health Services Accreditation.

National Home Care Indicator Descriptions
The Canadian Institute for Health Information published this report as the first phase of a national project to develop consistent indicators and definitions of home care. It contains methods for approaching different types of care and how to manage them.

NBHSA AGM 2009 Vendor Information
Check out the information on the vendors who participated in the 20th Annual General Meeting October 2009.

Need Long Term Care for Yourself or a Loved One

New Brunswick Long Term Care Costs
This document describes the long term care options and costs associated with it in New Brunswick.

Nova Scotia’s Prior Learning Assessment and Recognition Handbook
This handbook explains the PLAR model adopted for Continuing Care Assistants in Nova Scotia and was published by the Nova Scotia Department of Health, Health Care Human Resource Sector Council, Department of Education and the Nova Scotia Association of Health Organizations.

Nova Scotia’s Recruitment and Retention Guide
This is an excellent resource for employers and employees alike, with information around recruitment strategies and how to support potential workers.

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Northwest Territories

The Deh Cho Bridge
NWT Seniors’ Society
Northwest Territories Literacy Council
NWT Disabilities Council
Inuvialuit Corporate Group
Inuvialuit Regional Corporation
NWT Association of Communities
Community Selector
Municipal and Community Affairs
Status of Women Council of the Northwest Territories
Arctic Co-Operatives
Northern Territories Federation of Labour
Business Development and Investment Corporation
BIP Registry
NWT Parks
Workers’ Safety and Compensation Commission
Road Conditions, NWT Highways and Ferry Information
Northwest Territories Teachers’ Association
Weather Office Fort Smith
City of Yellowknife
Weather Office Yellowknife
Yellowknife Water Aerodrome
HQ Yellowknife
Yellowknife Online
Canadian Business Services In Northwest Territories
Mine Training Society
Canadian Arctic Resources Committee
Union of Northern Workers
National Union of Public and General Employees
Ecology North
Northern Journal
Visit Yellowknife
NWT Travel Guide
Nahanni River Adventures
Nahanni Wilderness Adventures
Spectacular Northwest Territories
Idaà Trail
Open Sky Festival
uphere explore Canada’s Far North
Antoine Mountain Arts
Arctic Winter Games
Northern News Services
Deh Cho Drum
Aurora College
Diamond Jenness High School
CBC North Television OnLine Streaming
CBC Arctic Air TV series
Ice Pilot NWT TV series
Native Communications Society
catch22campaign Western Arctic
Yellowknife Northwest Territories videos
Canadian Space Agency Online Observatory
Astronomy North Northern Sky Education and Outreach
Government of Canada
Parliament of Canada
The Council of the Federation
NDP-NPD
CBC Interactive House of Commons
Passport Canada
Society for educational visits and exchanges in Canada
Healthy Canadians
Assembly of First Nations
Inuit Tapiriit Kanatami
Inuit community centre: Tungasuvvingat Inuit
Aboriginal Healing Foundation
Aboriginal Mapping Network
Honouring Life Network
NAHO National Aboriginal Health Organization
Métis National Council
Aboriginal Peoples Television Network
ParlVU Bringing Parliament to your desktop
CPAC 24.7.Politics.TV
CBC Canada Votes
Eye On The Arctic
SafeSkies
Northwest Territories GEOSCIENCE Office
Pundits’ Guide to Canadian Federal Elections
Keep tabs on Parliament
Keep Them Honest
Rate Parliament
Politwitter NDP section
The Hill Times
Huffington Post Politics
Embassy – Canada’s Foreign Policy Newsweekly
Nahanni National Park Reserve of Canada
Weather Office Ottawa
Youth Connection link up with your Parliament
Discover How Canadians Govern Themselves
Canadian Boreal Iniative
Northern Waterways
350 Org
Canadian Renewable Fuels Association
David Suzuki Foundation
Envirocenter
Climate Hot Map
WorldWatch
Earth Hour
Earth Day Canada

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Nova Scotia

Health

General Information Networks

Legal Issues / Consumer Information

Accommodations for Health Care Patients and Visitors

The QEII website features details on special accommodation rates for patients and families using the QEII facilities. For more information, click on the link provided:

Queen Elizabeth II Health Sciences Centre (QEII) Accommodations (Halifax)

Demographics and Statistics

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Nunavut

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Prince Edward Island

Health and Wellness

Addiction Services
Adult Protection Program
Community Mental Health
Day Programs
Diabetes Program
Family Health Centers
Geriatric Programs
Go! PEI
Seniors Drug Cost Assistance Program
Walk-In Clinics

Home Care and Support

Community Care
Convalescent Care
Home Care
Long Term Care
Palliative Care

Housing Assistance

Seniors’ Home Repair Program
Seniors Housing Program
Affordable Housing Program

Financial and Legal Assistance

Power of Attorney
Public Trustee
Senior Citizen Real Property Tax Deferral Program
Social Assistance
Victim Services

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 Quebec

MSSS site for seniors
Click here for more details

Public Health Agency of Canada on Healthy Aging
Click here for more details

Age Friendly Communities
Click here for more details

Health Canadas website for seniors
Click here for more details

Canadian Coalition for Seniors’ Mental Health
Click here for more details

World Health Organization on Aging and Life Course
Click here for more details

Web-based seniors health education workshops – CHSSN
Click here for more details

Report on Working Age Care Givers of Quebec English speaking Elderly and other demographic reports
Click here for more details

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Saskatchewan

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Yukon Territories

Planning
Links and information to help you plan for the future. Planning for your future health care decisions and what will happen if you become incapable of making decisions. Financial planning for seniors with links to information about CPP and retirement income calculators and more. This section also includes Information about wills and estate planning.

Challenges
Information to help seniors deal with some of the challenges they face, including abuse of older adults, struggles with loss of memory, mental health or depression as well as dealing with grief and loss. Also has information about assistive medical devices, driving and transportation, preventing falls, emergency planning and emergency food services.

Healthy aging
Links and information on active living, healthy eating, sleeping and sexual health for seniors. You can find listings of local clubs and organizations for seniors and learn more about travel and life-long learning.

Government support
Find out about how government can help you with services related to housing, continuing care, health services and pharmacare as well as support for people with addictions, social services, abuse prevention and more.

Community agencies
Links and contact information for community agencies that support seniors.

Yukon Seniors’ Guide
View Yukon’s guide to programs, services and resources for seniors.
Note: Help on accessing alternative formats, such as Portable Document Format (PDF) files, can be obtained in the alternative formats and plug-ins.

Seniors’ Services/Adult Protection Unit
101 – 204 Black St. Whitehorse
Phone: (867) 456-3946

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Ontario

The following links encompass many parts of Ontario, and are from the website of Norman Pickell, a lawyer in Goderich, ON, specializing in law, mediation, and arbitration matters for seniors.

Abuse

Abuse Against the Elderly
Information on elder abuse from the Niagara Regional Police Service.

Abuse of Older Adults
Information from Seniors Canada on abuse of older adults.

Elder Abuse Hurts 
This online brochure entitled Elder Abuse Hurts in More Ways Than One by the Elderly Crime Victims Resource Center of the New York City Department for the Aging provides information on elder abuse, its signs and victims.

Elder Abuse – Legal Line
Information from Legal Line.

Elder Abuse – Nova Scotia
Information on elder abuse from the Nova Scotia Department of Justice.

Elder Abuse – U.S. National Library of Medicine
Information on abuse and neglect of the elderly, provided by MEDLINEplus, part of the U.S. National Library of Medicine at the National Institutes of Health.

Facts About Elder Abuse
Information from Springtide Resources on elder abuse.

Guide for Survivors – Missouri
“Domestic Violence and the Law – A Practical Guide for Survivors,” published by the Missouri Bar, has some helpful information for all victims of abuse, even though the booklet is designed for residents of Missouri.

Guía Prática para Sobrevientos – en espanol
“La Violencia Doméstica Y La Ley – Guía Prática para Sobrevientos,” the Spanish version of “Domestic
Violence and the Law – A Practical Guide for Survivors,” which is published by the Missouri Bar, has some helpful information for all victims of abuse, even though the booklet is designed primarily for residents of Missouri.

National Centre for Elder Abuse
American site with lots of information on elder abuse.

Prevention of Elder Abuse
Site of the Ontario Network for the Prevention of Elder Abuse.

Services and Programs
Information from Health Canada on services and programs for older adult victims of violence throughout Canada.

Victim Services – Huron County
Victim Services of Huron County provides support to victims of crime and tragic circumstances, including elder abuse.

What is Abuse of Older Adults
Information on how to spot elder abuse.

Associations & Organizations

Canadian Snowbird Association
An organization of Canadians, mainly seniors and retirees who travel outside Canada for up to six months of the year.

CARP
Canadian Association for the Fifty-Plus, and whether working or retired.

Manitoba Society of Seniors
The Manitoba Society of Seniors is an organization for residents of Manitoba who are 55 years of age plus.

Probus Club
A Probus Club is a Rotary club-sponsored organization whose members are retired and semi-retired business and professional people.

Red Hat Society
The Red Hat Society is an organization for women over 50 who want to have fun.

United Senior Citizens of Ontario
The United Senior Citizens of Ontario – USCO -promotes the best interests of senior citizens in a variety of ways.

Caregivers

Aging Parents – CMHA
This fact sheet from the Canadian Mental Health Association provides information to help you deal with your aging parents.

ALS Society of Canada
ALS Society of Canada provides information to caregivers of persons who have ALS, also known as Lou Gehrig’s Disease, which is presently a fatal neuromuscular disease.

Caregiver – Bill of Rights
This Caregiver’s Bill of Rights is required reading for all caregivers!

Caregiver Stress – Alzheimer Society of Canada
“10 Signs of Caregiver Stress,” courtesy of the Alzheimer Society of Canada.

Caregiver – Take Care of Yourself
In order to be a good caregiver, you first have to take care of yourself. This article has excellent tips for taking care of yourself.

Caregiver Information.com
Caregiver Information.com has helpful information for caregivers, including information about Alzheimer’s disease, brain injuries, strokes and relaxation for caregivers.

Caregiver Information Directory
The Caregiver Information Directory provides useful information to people in a caregiving position.

Caregiver Network
Information to help caregivers of the elderly and ill.

Caregiver’s Handbook – SeniorMag
The Caregiver’s Handbook, provided by SeniorMag, gives a variety of information for caregivers.

Caregiver’s Resource Guide – Wellington & Dufferin
While the Caregiver’s Resource Guide, produced by the Community Care Access Centre of Wellington and Dufferin, contains information designed for those people living in Guelph, Orangeville and other parts of Wellington and Dufferin Counties, it has lots of excellent information for all people who provide care to others.

Caregiving – AARP
AARP (formerly known as the American Association of Retired Persons) provides a variety of information about caregiving.

Caregiving – Baycrest
This information from Baycrest in Toronto, Ontario has practical tips and other information for caregivers.

Caring for Loved Ones at Home
“Caring for Loved Ones at Home,” by Harry van Bommel, provides information to those who want to care for their loved ones at home.

Elder Care – First Steps
“Elder Care – First Steps” walks you through the first steps that you should take when you begin caring for someone such as an aging parent, spouse or close friend.

Elder Care Mediation – McCann Beranger
“Elder Care Mediation: The Future is Now ,” by Judy McCann Beranger, points out how mediation can benefit families involved with the care of seniors.

Family Caregiver Alliance
Family Caregiver Alliance is a resource and public voice for caregivers throughout the United States.

Family Members and Caregivers Resource Centre – CMHA
“Family Members and Caregivers Resource Centre” from the Canadian Mental Health Association, is an online resource for family members, friends and caregivers of people with mental illness.

Mediation for Seniors – Pickell
In “Mediation for Seniors,” Norman Pickell shows how mediation can benefit all members of the family when issues affecting seniors need to be discussed. Elder mediation focuses on what is best for mom or dad while at the same time minimizing family conflict.

National Family Caregivers Association
The National Family Caregivers Association – NFCA – supports family caregivers and speaks out publicly for caregivers’ needs.

Video – Elder Mediation – Aging Parents
This 3 minute video entitled “Elder Mediation: A Solution for Families at War” will give you an idea of how a mediator can help when there is family conflict over the care of an aging parent.

Visiting with Elders
“Visiting with Elders” provides strategies to help you have a meaningful and rich visit with an elderly loved one.

Grieving

Bereaved Families of Ontario
Helping the bereaved learn to live with grief.

Funeral Arrangements

GriefNet
GriefNet, an internet community of persons dealing with grief, death and major loss, is supervised by a clinical grief psychologist, death educator and traumatologist.

Help with the Grieving Process – Gaultiere
In his article entitled “Help with the Grieving Process,” Dr. Bill Gaultiere, Executive Director of New Hope, provides tips to help you when you lose a loved one.

How to Help a Grieving Child
“How to Help a Grieving Child” is a resource for grown-ups trying to talk to a child about the death of a loved one and to assist in the grieving process.

Huron Hospice Volunteer Service
Huron Hospice Volunteer Service provide companionship, listening and emotional support to residents of Huron County who are facing a life threatening illness or injury.

Victim Services – Huron County
Victim Services of Huron County provides support to victims of tragic circumstances, including sudden death.

Driving Privileges

Driving – Brakes
“Know When to Put the Brakes on Elderly Drivers” helps to answer the question – should you or your loved one still be driving ?

Driving – Safety Cycle
The “Driving Safety Cycle,” courtesy of the Ontario government, describes how aging affects driving safely.

Driving – Safety Tips
“Safety Tips for the Older Driver,” courtesy of the Canada Safety Council, provides safety tips for the older driver.

Driving – Unsafe
“Dangerous Driving and Seniors,” by Vicki Schmall, talks about the warning signs of unsafe driving and provides tips on how to deal with the situation when it involves seniors.

Helping Aging Drivers
The Canadian Automobile Association – CAA – wants to help aging drivers drive safely and, when appropriate, know when to restrict or stop driving.

Mediation for Seniors – Pickell
In “Mediation for Seniors,” Norman Pickell shows how mediation can benefit all members of the family when issues affecting seniors need to be discussed. Elder mediation focuses on what is best for mom or dad while at the same time minimizing family conflict.

Ontario – Senior Drivers
“Senior Drivers in Ontario” describes the Ontario program for drivers who are 80 years of age and older.

Ontario – Senior Drivers – Process if 80 years +
This article describes the process in Ontario that drivers 80 years of age and older must follow to renew their driver’s licence.

Elder Care Mediation

Adult Guardianship Mediation – Hartman
This article entitled “Adult Guardianship Mediation” by Susan Hartman describes how and when mediation can be used when guardianship is being proposed for an elderly person.

Aging and Family Conflict
“When Aging Issues Lead to Family Conflict,” by Arline Kardasis and Rikk Larsen, highlights the use of mediation and the role that lawyers play when dealing with families.

Aging Parents and Adult Children
An article entitled “Between Aging Parents and Adult Children” which shows how mediation can be beneficial.

Business Succession Planning – Pickell
In “Business Succession Planning,” Norman Pickell discusses the topics – including possible mediation – that the owner of a business needs to think about when preparing for retirement from the business, whether the business is a farm, a store, a restaurant, a machine shop, or some other type of business.

Elder Care Mediation – McCann Beranger
“Elder Care Mediation: The Future is Now,” by Judy McCann Beranger, points out how mediation can benefit families involved with the care of seniors.

Elder Decisions – Dugan
“Elder Decisions in Elder Mediation,” by John Dugan and Arline Kardasis, shows how elder mediation can bring together family members in a way that protects family relationships.

Elder Law and Lawyers
“When Aging Issues Lead to Family Conflict,” by Arline Kardasis and Rikk Larsen, highlights the role that lawyers play when dealing with their elder clients or clients who have an aging parent.

Elder Mediation – Bertschler
“Elder Mediation: Finding Family Balance when Caregiver Roles Reverse,” by Patricia Bertschler and Thomas O’Reilly, provides an in-depth description of what elder mediation is and how it can help you and your loved ones.

Elder Mediation – Daniels
In “Elder Mediation,” Georgia Daniels gives the highlights of mediation involving seniors’ issues.

Elder Mediation – Healthcare – Ruflin
“Elder Mediation: A New Role in Healthcare,” by Patricia Ruflin and Patricia Bertschler, highlights the benefits of mediation for older adults in a health care setting.

Elder Mediation – Larsen
“Tough Elder Decisions: The Mediation Option,” by Rikk Larsen and Blair Trippe, shows how elder mediation can provide an efficient and sensitive solution to the elder card decision making process.

Eldercare Mediation – Mitchell
“Eldercare Mediation: A New Way to Make Decisions Regarding Aging Parents,” by Janet Mitchell, focuses on how mediation can help families when making decisions regarding the care of aging parents.

Elderly Parents, Adult Children
An article entitled “Mediation Can Bring Peace to Elderly Parents, Adult Children.”

Guardianship Mediation – Castner
This article entitled “Guardianship Mediation” by Susan Castner gives an overview of guardianship and how older adults and their families can benefit from adult guardianship mediation.

Harmony in the Family – Pickell
In “Mediation: Harmony in the Family,” Norman Pickell talks about how you can have a better relationship with one or more of your family members, whether that be a parent, sister, brother or child.

Health Care Mediation
Information on how mediation can be used in the field of health care.

Health Care Mediation – Cloke
In “Health Care Mediation: A Cure for the High Cost of Conflict,” by Kenneth Cloke, the benefits of mediating healthcare conflicts are highlighted.

Mediation
More information on mediation, including how it can benefit Seniors and their families and how to find a mediator.

Mediation and Aging
Information from The Center for Social Gerontology – TCSG – on the uses of mediation with older persons, particularly in situation in which guardianship is involved.

Mediation for Seniors – Pickell
In “Mediation for Seniors,” Norman Pickell shows how mediation can benefit all members of the family when issues affecting seniors need to be discussed. Elder mediation focuses on what is best for mom or dad while at the same time minimizing family conflict.

Patient Complaints – Belak 
“The Use of Mediation in the Patient Complaint Process,” by Tony Belak, highlights the advantages of using mediation, instead of lawsuits, to resolve conflicts between doctors and patients.

Seniors – Mediation – Pickell
“Mediation: What’s in it for Seniors – and their Families,” by Norman Pickell, highlights the advantages for Seniors (and their families) of using mediation.

Video – Elder Mediation – Aging Parents
This 3 minute video entitled “Elder Mediation: A Solution for Families at War” will give you an idea of how a mediator can help when there is family conflict over the care of an aging parent.

Family

Adult Guardianship Mediation – Hartman
This article entitled “Adult Guardianship Mediation” by Susan Hartman describes how and when mediation can be used when guardianship is being proposed for an elderly person.

Aging Parents and Adult Children
An article entitled “Between Aging Parents and Adult Children” which shows how mediation can be beneficial.

Elder Care Mediation – McCann Beranger
“Elder Care Mediation: The Future is Now ,” by Judy McCann Beranger, points out how mediation can benefit families involved with the care of seniors.

Elderly Parents, Adult Children
An article entitled “Mediation Can Bring Peace to Elderly Parents, Adult Children”.

Generations Can Connect
Linking seniors and youth to learn about our past.

Grandparent – Grandchild Access
“Grandparent – Grandchild Access,” by Dan Goldberg, provides an analysis of grandparent-grandchild access issues.

Grandparent Foundation
The Foundation for Grandparenting promotes the benefit of grandparenting and the involvement of grandparents as agents of positive change for families and society.

Grandparent Information – AARP
AARP (formerly known as the American Association of Retired Persons) provides a variety of information that is of interest to grandparents.

Grandparent Visitation Rights
Here is some American information about grandparent visitation rights, courtesy of ElderLawAnswers.com.

Grand-Parents Again – Canada
Grand-Parents Again Canada is a support group for grandparents who are raising or seeking access to their grandchildren.

Grandparents Looking After Grandchildren – Johnson
“Grandma in Charge – When Grandparents Care for Kids,” by C. J. Johnson, provides tips on when and how grandparents can successfully care for their grandchildren.

Grandparents – What Are They?
“What are Grandparents?” is a poem by Barbara Cage.

Guardianship Mediation – Castner
This article entitled “Guardianship Mediation” by Susan Castner gives an overview of guardianship and how older adults and their families can benefit from adult guardianship mediation.

Harmony in the Family – Pickell
In “Mediation: Harmony in the Family,” Norman Pickell talks about how you can have a better relationship with one or more of your family members, whether that be a parent, sister, brother or child.

Mediation and Aging
Information from The Center for Social Gerontology – TCSG – on the uses of mediation with older persons, particularly in situations in which guardianship is involved.

Mediation and Guardianship
This article entitled “Mediating Probate Disputes” written by Susan Gary for the American Bar Association highlights the use of mediation in guardianship disputes as well as conflicts involving estates.

Mediation for Seniors – Pickell
In “Mediation for Seniors,” Norman Pickell shows how mediation can benefit all members of the family when issues affecting seniors need to be discussed. Elder mediation focuses on what is best for mom or dad while at the same time minimizing family conflict.

Parents of Divorcing or Separating Children
This article entitled “Twenty Five Tips for Parents Whose Children are Getting a Divorce” by Laura Johnson provides do’s, don’ts and tips for parents of divorcing or separating children.

Video – Elder Mediation – Aging Parents
This 3 minute video entitled “Elder Mediation: A Solution for Families at War” will give you an idea of how a mediator can help when there is family conflict over the care of an aging parent.

Visiting with Elders
“Visiting with Elders” provides strategies to help you have a meaningful and rich visit with an elderly loved one.

Ways to Love a Child
Tips for all who are involved with children.

Wooden Bowl
The Wooden Bowl provides a good lesson for all who are involved with seniors.

Health Care

Active Living Coalition for Older Adults
The Active Living Coalition for Older Adults – ALCOA – encourages older Canadians to maintain and enhance their well-being and independence through a lifestyle that embraces daily physical activities.

Advance Care Planning Guide
The Advance Care Planning Guide, developed by the Ontario government, deals with Alzheimer disease, related dementias and the issue of personal care.

Alcohol and Drugs – Treatment – Ontario
Here is a list of agencies in Ontario that offer specialized treatment services for seniors regarding alcohol and drugs.

Alcohol and Seniors – Spencer 
“Alcohol and Seniors,” a web site developed by Charmaine Spencer, is dedicated to alcohol issues that affect seniors.

Alcoholics Anonymous
Alcoholics Anonymous – also known as AA – is a fellowship of men and women who share their experience, strength and hope with each other that they may solve their common problem and help others to recover from alcoholism.

Alive
Alive provides information about health and wellness.

ALS Society of Canada
ALS Society of Canada provides information about ALS, also known as Lou Gehrig’s Disease, which is presently a fatal neuromuscular disease.

Alzheimer Patient Living at Home – CMHC
“At Home with Alzheimer’s Disease,” by CMHC – Canada Mortgage and Housing Corporation, provides suggestions on ways in which private homes may be adapted for Alzheimer’s patients and their caregivers.

Alzheimer Society of Canada
Helping Canadians who are affected by Alzheimer disease.

Alzheimer Society of Huron County
Information from the Huron County chapter of the Alzheimer Society of Canada.

Alzheimer’s Care – Jackson
“Planning for Alzheimer’s Care,” by Joseph Jackson, offers some basic strategies to assist in planning for the long-term care of someone with Alzheimer’s disease.

Arthritis Society
Promoting the best possible care and treatment for people with arthritis.

Bowling
Information on 5-pin bowling from Little Bowl in Goderich, Ontario.

Brain Tumour Foundation of Canada
Brain Tumour Foundation of Canada provides support, education, and information to those affected by a brain tumour.

Breast Care – Toronto – Mount Sinai
The Marvelle Koffler Breast Centre in Toronto, Ontario is an outpatient facility specializing in all aspects of breast health and breast care, including breast screening and breast cancer.

Canadian Government Guide to Services for Seniors
“Services for Seniors: Guide to Government of Canada Services for Seniors and their Families” lists information on planning for retirement, income support, housing, health and safety issues.

Canadian Hearing Society
Provides services that enhance the independence of deaf and hard of hearing people, and that encourage prevention of hearing loss.

Canadian Home Care Association
An organization representing the entire scope of home care and community support and providing a voice and access point for information on home and community care.

Canadian National Institute for the Blind
Helping the blind and visually impaired (including seniors) to continue to lead independent lives.

Cancer – American Cancer Society
The American Cancer Society provides information about cancer.

Cancer – Breast – Breast Cancer Society
The Breast Cancer Society of Canada provides information on breast cancer.

Cancer – Breast – Women’s Information Network Against Breast Cancer 
The Women’s Information Network Against Breast Cancer provides information about breast cancer.

Cancer – Canadian Cancer Society
Canada’s internet source for information about cancer.

Cancer Care Ontario
Cancer Care Ontario, an agency of the Government of Ontario, works to reduce the effects of cancer and ensure that people in Ontario receive high-quality cancer treatment.

Cancer Centre – London Regional
A regional cancer centre based in London, Ontario, providing a full range of treatment and services to help cancer patients and their families.

Cancer – Chemotherapy – Hamilton
Figure skater Scott Hamilton has developed a web site which provides information about chemotherapy.

Cancer – Men – Cancer Society
Quick cancer facts for men from the Canadian Cancer Society.

Cancer – Prostate – CHN 
Information on prostate cancer prepared by the Canadian Cancer Society for the Public Health Agency of Canada.

Cancer – Prostate – Prostate Cancer Research Foundation 
Information on prostate cancer from the Prostate Cancer Research Foundation.

Cancer – Support – Wellspring
Wellspring is a network of centres that provide emotional and psychological support, free of charge, to individuals and families living with cancer.

Cancer – Women – Cancer Society
Quick cancer facts for women from the Canadian Cancer Society.

Centre for Addiction and Mental Health 
The Centre for Addiction and Mental Health operates clinical and research facilities in Toronto, Ontario.

Centers for Disease Control and Prevention
The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention is the lead federal agency in the United States for protecting the health and safety of people.

Chronic Care – Co-payment
Information from Ontario’s Ministry of Health regarding chronic care co-payment.

Clinton Hospital
The Clinton Public Hospital is located in Clinton, Ontario (now part of the Municipality of Central Huron).

Cobourg – Northumberland Hills Hospital
The Northumberland Hills Hospital, serving Cobourg, Port Hope and the surrounding area, is a state-of-the-art hospital which opened in October 2003.

Community Care Access Centre
A list of Ontario’s Community Care Access Centres, which you need to go through in order to be placed in a Long Term Care Home.

Community Care Access Centre – Erie St. Clair
The Erie St. Clair Community Care Access Centre helps seniors and others access health and support services and resources in the Sarnia-Lambton, Chatham-Kent and Windsor-Essex communities.

Community Care Access Centre – Ontario 
The Ontario Association of Community Care Access Centres provides information about Community Care Access Centres and links to the Centres in Ontario.

Community Care Access Centre – South Western Ontario
The Community Care Access Centres of South Western Ontario provide information to Seniors in Grey, Bruce, Perth, Huron, Middlesex, the City of London, Elgin, Oxford and part of Norfolk County to assist them in maintaining their independence and quality of life and, if necessary, helps them to access a Long Term Care Facility (being a nursing home or home for the aged).

Community Care Access Centre – Waterloo Wellington
The Community Care Access Centre of Waterloo Wellington helps seniors and others access health and support services and resources.

Consent and Capacity – Ontario 
The Consent and Capacity Board of Ontario conducts hearings under the Mental Health Act, the Health Care Consent Act, the Substitute Decisions Act and the Long Term Care Act, and in so doing does such things as determe the capacity of a person to consent to treatment or admission to a care facility, the appointment of a representative to make decisions for an incapable person and reviewing the statutory guardianship for property.

Depression and Older Adults 
An article entitled “Older Adults: Depression and Suicide Facts” by the National Institute of Mental Health (which is part of the U.S. Department of Health).

Depressed and Over 65
An article entitled “If You’re Over 65 and Feeling Depressed” by the National Institute of Mental Health (which is part of the U.S. Department of Health).

Diabetes – Canadian
The Canadian Diabetes Association provides information about diabetes.

Disabilities – Canada
Information for people with disabilities from Canada Customs and Revenue Agency – CCRA, formerly known as Revenue Canada.

Drugs – Ontario – Drug Benefit Program
Information from Ontario’s Ministry of Health regarding the Ontario Drug Benefit Program.

Drugs – Ontario – Over 65
Information from Ontario’s Ministry of Health regarding the Ontario Drug Benefit Program once you turn 65.

Drugs – Ontario – Trillium Drug Program
Information from Ontario’s Ministry of Health regarding the Trillium Drug Program.

Epilepsy
Information for Seniors on epilepsy from the Epilepsy Foundation of America.

Eyes – Clinton – Huron Optometric Centres
Huron Optometric Centres has optometrists in Clinton, Ontario as well as in Goderich, Ontario.

Eyes – Goderich – Huron Optometric Centres
Huron Optometric Centres has optometrists in Goderich, Ontario as well as in Clinton, Ontario.

Eyes – Low Vision Aide
A video magnification system called VideoEye – a vision aide that can assist some people who have low vision.

Eyes – Problems and Diseases – All About Vision
Here is information on eye health and vision correction options, courtesy of All About Vision.com.

Falls – Prevention
Tips on how to prevent falls, from the Public Health Nurses of the Huron County Health Unit.

Geriatric Assessment Program – Oxford
“Helping Seniors Live Fuller Lives” explains what a geriatric assessment is and how it is done.

Glaucoma
Information from the Glaucoma Research Foundation on glaucoma, which is a group of eye diseases that gradually steals sight.

Goderich Hospital
The Alexandra Marine and General Hospital is located in Goderich, Ontario; Norman Pickell is on the Board of Directors of this hospital.

Go Smokefree
Go Smokefree! is the web site of Health Canada’s tobacco control program.

Guardianship Mediation – Castner
This article entitled “Guardianship Mediation” by Susan Castner gives an overview of guardianship and how older adults and their families can benefit from adult guardianship mediation.

Guardianship Mediation – Hartman
This article entitled “Adult Guardianship Mediation” by Susan Hartman describes how and when mediation can be used when guardianship is being proposed for an elderly person.

Health Care Information – Mayo Clinic
Health care information from the Mayo Clinic.

Health Care Information – NIH
Health care information from the National Institutes of Health (part of the U.S. Department of Health).

Health Care Mediation – Cloke
In “Health Care Mediation: A Cure for the High Cost of Conflict,” by Kenneth Cloke, the benefits of mediating healthcare conflicts are highlighted.

Health Insurance – Ontario – OHIP
Web site of the Ontario Health Insurance Plan – OHIP.

Health Promotion – Veterans Affairs
Health promotion information, courtesy of Veterans Affairs Canada.

Health Topics
Health care information for seniors and the elderly, provided by MEDLINEplus, part of the U.S. National Library of Medicine at the National Institutes of Health.

Health Unit – Huron County
The Huron County Health Unit provides community health information for all of Huron County (Ontario’s West Coast).

Health Wait Times in Ontario
Ontarians can now find out how long they can expect to wait for key health services at hospitals.

Healthy Ontario
HealthyOntario.com, which is operated by the Ontario Ministry of Health and Long-Term Care, provides health and medical information.

Heart and Stroke Foundation of Canada
Information about heart disease and strokes.

Hernia – Shouldice
The Shouldice Hospital, in Toronto, Ontario, Canada, is recognized as the world’s leading centre of excellence for the repair of abdominal wall hernias.

Home Care Bill of Rights
Here is the Bill of Rights to which members of the Ontario Home Health Care Providers’ Association subscribe.

Home Care Ontario
Home Care Ontario is the web site for the Ontario Home Health Care Providers’ Association whose members provide home care, health care and social care services.

Home Care – We Care
The services of We Care Home Health Services include nursing, personal support, meal preparation, homemaking, cleaning, personal care, respite care, palliative care, Alzheimer care and Parkinson care 24 hours a day, 7 days a week, 365 days a year.

Hope Air 
Hope Air is a charitable organization that arranges free air transportation for financially burdened Canadians in need of medical treatment outside their communities.

Huntington Disease
Information from The Huntington Society of Canada for those whose life is touched by Huntington disease (a fatal inherited brain disorder).

Huron Perth Healthcare Alliance
The Huron Perth Healthcare Alliance is a partnership (with one Board of Directors) of 4 of the hospitals in Huron and Perth Counties, being the Stratford General Hospital, the St. Mary’s Memorial Hospital, the Seaforth Community Hospital, and the Clinton Public Hospital.

International Council on Active Aging
The International Council on Active Aging, purported to be the world’s largest senior fitness association, assists people dealing with retirement, assisted living, fitness, rehabilitation and wellness.

Lambton County Hospitals – Bluewater Health
Bluewater Health provides hospital care in Lambton County at 3 sites – 2 in Sarnia and 1 in Petrolia.

Listowel Hospital
Listowel Memorial Hospital, a part of the Listowel Wingham Hospital Alliance is located in Listowel, Ontario.

Local Health Integration Network – LHIN – Erie St. Clair
The Erie St. Clair LHIN is responsible for planning, integrating and funding health service providers in Chatham/Kent, Sarnia/Lambton and Windsor/Essex.

Local Health Integration Network – LHIN – South West
The South West LHIN is responsible for planning, integrating and funding health service providers in an area which goes from Lake Erie to the Bruce Peninsula.

Local Health Integration Network – LHIN – Waterloo Wellington
The Waterloo Wellington LHIN is responsible for planning, integrating and funding health service providers in Waterloo Region, Wellington County and the southern portion of Grey County.

London Health Sciences Centre
This hospital in London, Ontario has a University Campus and a Victoria Campus.

London – Parkwood Hospital
This hospital in London, Ontario is a leader in the fields of aging, complex continuing care including palliative care, rehabilitation and veteran care.

London – St. Joseph’s Health Care
This hospital organization operates several facilities in London and St. Thomas, Ontario, including St. Joseph’s Hospital, Parkwood Hospital, London Psychiatric Hospital and St. Thomas Psychiatric Hospital.

Long-Term Care
Information from Ontario’s Ministry of Health on long-term care.

Long Term Care – Ontario
Information from Ontario’s Ministry of Health on long term programs and services in Ontario.

Long Term Care – Métis – Ontario
The Long Term Care Program for Ontario Métis residents provides services, information and support in the area of elder care.

Mediation for Seniors – Pickell
In “Mediation for Seniors,” Norman Pickell shows how mediation can benefit all members of the family when issues affecting seniors need to be discussed. Elder mediation focuses on what is best for mom or dad while at the same time minimizing family conflict.

Mediation – Healthcare – Ruflin
“Elder Mediation: A New Role in Healthcare,” by Patricia Ruflin and Patricia Bertschler, highlights the benefits of mediation for older adults in a health care setting.

Medicare and Health Coverage
This on line booklet entitled “Talking With Your Parents about Medicare and Health Coverage” is a consumer guide for adult children and their parents about Medicare, health coverage and long-term care and was developed by the Henry J. Kaiser Family Foundation.

Mental Health – Canadian Mental Health Association – Canada
The Canadian Mental Health Association – CMHA – promotes mental health of all people and serves mental health consumers, their families and friends.

Mental Health – Canadian Mental Health Association – Ontario
The Canadian Mental Health Association, Ontario, promotes the mental health of all individuals and communities in Ontario.

Mental Health – Huron Perth Branch
This is the web site for the Huron-Perth Branch of the Canadian Mental Health Association.

Mental Health – Seniors – CMHA (Ontario)
The Canadian Mental Health Association (Ontario) provides information on mental health problems encountered by seniors.

Mental Health Service Information Ontario
Mental Health Service Information Ontario is a province-wide information and referral service providing people in Ontario with access to information about mental health services and supports across Ontario.

Ontario Community Support Association
This association represents organizations in Ontario (including Town and Country Support Services in Huron County) which provide health and support services to seniors and others to assist them to remain living comfortably and safely in their own home.

Ontario – Health Care Consent Act
The complete wording of Ontario’s Health Care Consent Act, which deals with a number of health-related issues, including consent to treatment and admission to care facilities.

Optometrists – Clinton – Huron Optometric Centres
Huron Optometric Centres has optometrists in Clinton, Ontario as well as Goderich, Ontario.

Optometrists – Goderich – Huron Optometric Centres
Huron Optometric Centres has optometrists in Goderich, Ontario as well as in Clinton, Ontario.

Organ and Tissue Donations
Some Seniors believe that they are too old to be a donor; however, the oldest organ donor in Canada was 90 years old and the oldest tissue donor was 102 years old; check out this site for information on organ and tissue donations.

Osteoporosis Society of Canada
Information on osteoporosis.

Palliative Care – Information for Seniors
An Information Sheet from Health Canada on palliative care for seniors.

Parkinson Foundation of Canada
This Foundation provides information to those who have Parkinson’s disease and to their caregivers.

Physical Activity Guide
Physical Activity Guide for Older Adults from Health Canada.

Port Hope – Northumberland Hills Hospital
The Northumberland Hills Hospital, serving Port Hope, Cobourg and the surrounding area, is a state-of-the-art hospital which opened in October 2003.

Public Health Agency of Canada
The Public Health Agency of Canada formerly the Canadian Health Network, provides Canadian Seniors and others resources from health information providers across Canada.

St. Mary’s Hospital
The St. Mary’s Hospital, part of the Huron Perth Healthcare Alliance, is located in St. Mary’s, Ontario.

Saint Elizabeth Health Care
Saint Elizabeth Health Care provides home care and community health services.

Seaforth Hospital
The Seaforth Hospital, part of the Huron Perth Healthcare Alliance, is located in Seaforth, Ontario.

Stratford Hospital
The Stratford General Hospital is located in Stratford, Ontario.

Stroke – Canadian Stroke Network
The Canadian Stroke Network is dedicated to decreasing the physical, social and economic consequences of stroke on the individual and on society.

Stroke – Heart and Stroke Foundation
Information about strokes from the Heart and Stroke Foundation of Canada.

Victorian Order of Nurses
A Canadian health care organization that provides home nursing and community health services.

Vision Loss – Caregivers
“Living with Vision Loss: A Handbook for Caregivers” is published by the Canadian National Institute for the Blind to assist those who are helping the older members of society copy with vision loss.

Walking
The way to achieve physical fitness and slow the aging process.

Wingham Hospital
Wingham and District Hospital, a part of the Listowel Wingham Hospital Alliance is located in Wingham, Ontario (now part of the Township of North Huron).

Housing

 

Active Adult Magazine
Guide to some of Ontario’s retirement and adult lifestyle communities.

Adult Lifestyle Retirement Community
Description by The Care Guide.com of this housing option.

Alzheimer Patient Living at Home – CMHC
“At Home with Alzheimer’s Disease,” by CMHC – Canada Mortgage and Housing Corporation, provides suggestions on ways in which private homes may be adapted for Alzheimer’s patients and their caregivers.

American Association of Homes and Services for the Aging
The American Association of Homes and Services for the Aging – AAHSA – represents not-for-profit nursing homes and other organizations which serve the elderly.

Bayfield – Pine Lake Campground
Pine Lake Campground is a family campground owned and operated by its members complete with a recreation hall and an indoor swimming pool 2 km. east and 2 km. north of Bayfield.

Canadian Government Guide to Services for Seniors
“Services for Seniors: Guide to Government of Canada Services for Seniors and their Families” lists information on planning for retirement, income support, housing, health and safety issues.

CareGuide.com
Guide by The Care Guide.com to seniors’ housing and care services in Ontario (and soon in Canada).

Care Homes
Information from The Landlord and Tenant Board (Ontario Rental Housing Tribunal) on care homes including retirement residences, homes for special care, group homes.

Care Homes – Terminating a Tenancy
Information from The Landlord and Tenant Board (Ontario Rental Housing Tribunal) on how a tenancy in a care home, including a retirement or rest home, may be terminated by a landlord or a tenant.

Caring for Loved Ones at Home
“Caring for Loved Ones at Home,” by Harry van Bommel, provides information to those who want to care for their loved ones at home.

Cheshire London
Cheshire London provides support services in Huron, Perth, Elgin, Middlesex and Oxford Counties to individuals (including Seniors) with physical disabilities who want to live as normally as possible in their own homes.

Chronic Care – Ontario – Co-payment
Information from Ontario’s Ministry of Health regarding chronic care co-payment.

Community Care Access Centre
A list of Ontario’s Community Care Access Centres, which you need to go through in order to be placed in a Long Term Care Home.

Elder Care Mediation – McCann Beranger
“Elder Care Mediation: The Future is Now ,” by Judy McCann Beranger, points out how mediation can benefit families involved with the care of seniors.

Elder Mediation – Larsen
“Tough Elder Decisions: The Mediation Option,” by Rikk Larsen and Blair Trippe, shows how elder mediation can provide an efficient and sensitive solution to the elder card decision making process.

Eldercare Mediation – Mitchell
“Eldercare Mediation: A New Way to Make Decisions Regarding Aging Parents,” by Janet Mitchell, focuses on how mediation can help families when making decisions regarding the care of aging parents.

Elliot Lake – Retirement Living
Information on retirement living in Elliot Lake, Ontario, in the District of Algoma, east of Sault Ste. Marie and west of Sudbury.

Falls on Stairs – CMHC
“Preventing Falls on Stairs,” by CMHC – Canada Mortgage and Housing Corporation, tells you about some of the ways you can reduce the risk of falling on or from stairs.

Goderich – Maitland Manor
Maitland Manor is a long term care home (formerly known as a nursing home) located in Goderich, Ontario.

Goderich – Meneset on the Lake
“The friendly community for independent and active adults.”

Guardianship Mediation – Castner
This article entitled “Guardianship Mediation” by Susan Castner gives an overview of guardianship and how older adults and their families can benefit from adult guardianship mediation.

Guardianship Mediation – Hartman
This article entitled “Adult Guardianship Mediation” by Susan Hartman describes how and when mediation can be used when guardianship is being proposed for an elderly person.

Holiday Retirement Corp.
Holiday Retirement Corp. owns and operates retirement housing facilities in Canada (including London, Ontario) and the United States.

Home Adaptations
Home Adaptations for Seniors’ Independence is a government program in Canada providing financial assistance in some situations to permit seniors to live in their homes independently.

Home Care – We Care
The services of We Care Home Health Services include nursing, personal support, meal preparation, homemaking, cleaning, personal care, respite care, palliative care, Alzheimer care and Parkinson care 24 hours a day, 7 days a week, 365 days a year.

Home Safety for Seniors – Public Health Agency
“The Safe Living Guide,” produced by the Public Health Agency of Canada, is a guide to home safety for seniors which will give you some ideas about what you can do to prevent injuries in and around your home. It looks at two main areas: your home and yourself.

Housing for Seniors
Information from Legal Line.

Housing Options for Seniors
Information from the Ontario Association of Non-Profit Homes & Services for Seniors on the variety of seniors’ housing available in Ontario.

Huron County – Homes for the Aged
The County of Huron operates two long-term residential care and seniors housing facilities – Huronview and Huronlea.

Huron County – Long Term Care Homes
Here is a listing of long-term care facilities in Huron County.

Independence Through Home Adaptations – CMHC
“Maintaining Seniors’ Independence Through Home Adaptations,” by CMHC – Canada Mortgage and Housing Corporation, identifies some of the difficulties that seniors can experience living in their own home and describes types of adaptations that can help overcome these difficulties.

Land Lease Communities
Information from the
Landlord and Tenant Board on land lease communities.

Landlord & Tenant – Residential
For information on residential landlord and tenant topics not covered above or below.

Life Lease – Introduction
An introduction to life lease rental housing.

Life Lease – Manitoba
Information from the Manitoba Department of Consumer and Corporate Affairs on life lease rental housing.

Long Term Care Homes
Description by The Care Guide.com of this housing option.

Long Term Care Homes – Advocacy
The National Consumer Voice for Quality Long-Term Care, formerly The National Citizens’ Coalition for Nursing Home Reform is an American-based organization that provides information and leadership to improve care and life for residents of nursing homes and other long term care
facilities.

Long Term Care Homes – Choosing
An article entitled “10 Steps to Choosing the Right Nursing Home” by the Coalition to Protect America’s Elders.

Long Term Care Homes – Hamilton
Here is information about long-term care facilities in the Greater Hamilton, Ontario region.

Long Term Care Homes – Huron County
Here is a listing of long-term care facilities in Huron County.

Long Term Care Homes – Ontario
Information from the Ontario Association of Non-Profit Homes & Services for Seniors on nursing homes and homes for the aged in Ontario.

Long Term Care Homes – Perth County
Here is a listing of long-term care facilities in Perth County (as well as Huron County).

Long Term Care – Métis – Ontario
The Long Term Care Program for Ontario Métis residents provides services, information and support in the area of elder care, with the goal being to help senior persons remain in their homes for as long as possible.

Long Term Care – Ontario
Information from Ontario’s Ministry of Health on long term programs and services in Ontario.

Long Term Care Placement – Huron & Perth CCAC
“Long Term Care Facilities” provides an overview of the process involving a move to a long-term care facility, with direct links to Huron County and Perth County.

Long Term Care Placement – Oxford CCAC 
“Long-Term Care – A Guide for Families”

Mediation for Seniors – Pickell
In “Mediation for Seniors,” Norman Pickell shows how mediation can benefit all members of the family when issues affecting seniors need to be discussed. Elder mediation focuses on what is best for mom or dad while at the same time minimizing family conflict.

Mobile Home Parks
Information from the Ontario Rental Housing Tribunal explaining the status of those persons living in mobile home parks.

Nursing Homes – please see references on this web site to Long Term Care Homes.

Ontario Association of Non-Profit Homes & Services for Seniors
The Ontario Association of Non-Profit Homes & Services for Seniors – OANHSS – is a provincial, non-profit organization representing long term care facilities, seniors housing and community agencies that provide care and services on a not-for-profit basis.

Ontario Community Support Association
This association represents organizations in Ontario (including Town and Country Support Services in Huron County) which provide health and support services to seniors and others to assist them to remain living comfortably and safely in their own home.

Ontario Long Term Care Association
The Ontario Long Term Care Association (formerly known as the Ontario Nursing Home Association) – OLTCA – is the voice of excellence in long term care, including nursing homes and homes for the aged.

Ontario Residential Care Association
Site showing retirement homes that have been accredited in Ontario. 

Options for Housing and Care
List of options for housing and care available to Canada’s seniors.

Perth County – Long Term Care Homes
Here is a listing of long-term care facilities in Perth County (as well as Huron County).

Property Assessment
Information from the Ontario Property Assessment Corporation on property assessment (which forms the basis for calculating property taxes).

Real Estate Planning
A site by Royal LePage providing information on housing options for those approaching or in retirement.

Rental Housing
Lots of rental information for tenant and for landlords.

Retirement Community Listings
Listings of retirement communities in Ontario, including map locator, and amenities chart.

Retirement Homes
Description by The Care Guide.com of this housing option.

Retirement Homes – Choosing
Tips from the Ontario Residential Care Association (which accredits retirement residences in Ontario) on how to choose a retirement home.

Reverse Mortgages – Seniors
Seniors Money Canada provides reverse mortgages to eligible homeowners over the age of 60.

Reverse Mortgages – Wade 
P.J. Wade offers some tips on how to decide if a reverse mortgage is right for you.

Town and Country Support Services – Huron and Perth
Town and Country Support Services provides community support services, supportive housing services in Huron County and personal support/homemaking in Huron and Perth Counties and surrounding areas to enable or extend a person’s ability to remain in his or her home.

Video – Elder Mediation – Aging Parents
This 3 minute video entitled “Elder Mediation: A Solution for Families at War” will give you an idea of how a mediator can help when there is family conflict over the care of an aging parent.

We Care
We Care is a home care service provider, providing nursing, personal support, meal preparation, homemaking, cleaning, personal care, respite care, palliative care, Alzheimer care, and Parkinson Care.

Your Energy Options
Information for consumers from the Ontario Energy Board.

Powers of Attorney

Advance Care Planning Guide
The Advance Care Planning Guide, developed by the Ontario government, deals with Alzheimer disease, related dementias and the issue of personal care.

General Information for Powers of Attorney
Part A of a form designed by Norman Pickell that you can complete and take to your lawyer to have Powers of Attorney prepared.

Instructions for Powers of Attorney
Part B of a form designed by Norman Pickell that you can complete and take to your lawyer to have Powers of Attorney prepared.

Mediation for Seniors – Pickell
In “Mediation for Seniors,” Norman Pickell shows how mediation can benefit all members of the family when issues affecting seniors need to be discussed. Elder mediation focuses on what is best for mom or dad while at the same time minimizing family conflict.

More on Powers of Attorney and Guardianship
More information on Powers of Attorneys and Guardianship, including the duties of the attorney, the records an attorney must keep and the use of mediation.

Video – Elder Mediation – Aging Parents
This 3 minute video entitled “Elder Mediation: A Solution for Families at War” will give you an idea of how a mediator can help when there is family conflict over the care of an aging parent.

Safety

Alzheimer Patient Living at Home – CMHC
“At Home with Alzheimer’s Disease,” by CMHC – Canada Mortgage and Housing Corporation, provides suggestions on ways in which private homes may be adapted for Alzheimer’s patients and their caregivers.

Canadian Government Guide to Services for Seniors
“Services for Seniors: Guide to Government of Canada Services for Seniors and their Families” lists information on planning for retirement, income support, housing, health and safety issues.

Falls on Stairs
“Preventing Falls on Stairs,” by CMHC – Canada Mortgage and Housing Corporation, tells you about some of the ways you can reduce the risk of falling on or from stairs.

Fire Safety for Seniors
Fire safety information.

Home Safety for Seniors – Public Health Agency
“The Safe Living Guide,” produced by the Public Health Agency of Canada, is a guide to home safety for seniors which will give you some ideas about what you can do to prevent injuries in and around your home. It looks at two main areas: your home and yourself.

Injury Prevention & Seniors
Health Canada’s site covering this issue.

Wills

Family Business – Succession Planning
An article entitled “Assuming control of a family business”

Family Farm Transfers
An article by the Ontario Ministry of Agriculture, Food and Rural Affairs entitled “Taxation on the Transfer of Farm Business Assets to Family Members”.

Farm Succession
This site is for use by farmers and their accountants, lawyers and others who provide advice to their farm clients.

General Information for Wills
Part A of a form designed by Norman Pickell that you can complete and take to your lawyer to have your Will prepared.

Instructions for a Will
Part B of a form designed by Norman Pickell that you can complete and take to your lawyer to have your Will prepared.

Mediation in Estate Planning
An article describing how mediation can be used in some types of estate planning situations.

Wills: Avoiding Family Fights – Pickell
In “Will: Avoiding Family Fights,” Norman Pickell gives some ideas on how you can avoid a family fight over your will.

Wills – more information
More information on wills, including why a will is important and what the duties are of the Estate Trustee (formerly known as the “Executor”).

Wills: The Basics – Pickell
In “Wills: The Basics,” Norman Pickell talks about the basics of a will, including what happens in Ontario if you do not have a will and the importance of having an up to date will.

Wills: The Mediated Family Conference – Pickell
In “Wills: The Mediated Family Conference,” Norman Pickell describes what a mediated family conference is and how it can be used in will and estate planning to keep harmony in your family and to avoid fights over your will after you die.

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