House & Home
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Provincial Housing programs for seniors
Housing Nova Scotia offers several programs to help seniors with lower incomes maintain and modify their homes to ensure they are safe and affordable.
Financial assistance and grant programs for homeowners
Housing Nova Scotia offer grants and forgivable loans to low income households to allow for emergency repairs as well as repairs related to health and safety.
The Canadian Mortgage & Housing Corporation has provided a useful page to explain the various programs available through Housing Nova Scotia: https://www.cmhc-schl.gc.ca/en/developing-and-renovating/develop-new-affordable-housing/programs-and-information/provincial-territorial-programs-information/affordable-housing-programs-in-nova-scotia
Ocean View Neighbourhood Program
Seniors 55+ have access to member-exclusive discounts from trusted service providers. Services include house maintenance, snow removal, transportation, health and wellness, which the program coordinator will help to arrange. Call 902.465.6020 ext. 2160 for details.
YMCA Senior Snow Removal works in partnership with the City of Halifax to offer snow removal to seniors, and persons with disabilities. The program is dependent on eligibility criteria. Call (902) 483-3678 for more information.
Independent Living Nova Scotia supports persons with disabilities in making informed choices about how they live their lives. This is achieved by offering programs & services which promotes independent living. The organization offers a peer support group & workshops.
Philips Lifeline is a Medical Alert service in the home and on the go. Call 1-866-387-1548 for more information.
Northwood InTouch offers products and services to maintain your independence. For more details call: 1-800-461-3346 or 902-492-3346
Victorian Order of Nurses (VON) offer home care, personal support & community services for people of all ages.
For details of Private Home Care & Home Support Services, check out Page 28 of the Positive Aging Directory produced by the NS Department of Seniors.
Halifax Meals on Wheels delivers fresh, chilled meals Monday – Friday
i ALWAYS deliver provides grocery and other delivery services throughout HRM, especially for the elderly and disabled. Contact them for more about rates and discuss your needs. 902.718.7068 or firstname.lastname@example.org
Mobile Food Market brings fresh, high quality, affordable foods to neighbourhoods in Halifax with food access issues.
Access-A-Bus is a shared ride, door-to-door, transit service for persons who are unable to use the conventional transit system due to physical or cognitive disabilities. Access-A-Bus is available to provide transportation to medical appointments and to allow you to participate in social, personal, and recreational activities.For eligibility information and application form: https://www.halifax.ca/transportation/halifax-transit/access-a-bus
ElderDog Canada provide assistance free-of-charge to seniors who may be finding it difficult to care for their dog. Volunteers provide: (1) in-home support such as dog-walking, dog feeding, minor grooming, providing transportation to vet or grooming appointments, etc., (2) securing temporary or forever homes for dogs when a senior falls ill, is hospitalized, or moves. To find a chapter (Pawd) near you visit: http://www.elderdog.ca/Pawds/FindaPawdClosetoYou.aspx. To request assistance, call 1-855-336-4226 or email email@example.com