House & Home

 
 

To access the website, to learn more about these Programs, Resources, and Services, click on the heading above the description.

Housing

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/inpr/afhoce/fuafho/iah/afhopracca/afhopracca_007.cfm 

Property Maintenance 

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.

Snow Removal
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.

Better Business Bureau (BBB)
The BBB produce a comprehensive directory of accredited businesses that offer a variety of services to the consumer.

Independent Living

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

Home Care

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 54 of the Positive Aging Directory produced by the NS Department of Seniors. 

Meal/Grocery Delivery

Halifax Meals on Wheels delivers fresh, chilled meals Monday – Friday 

The Grocery Guru is a friendly and reliable grocery delivery service that delivers right to your door. Services all offered in HRM. Contact them at: info@thegroceryguru.ca

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 iiialwaysdeliver@gmail.com

Some Sobey’s & Atlantic Superstore locations offer delivery services, contact your local store to inquire about services. http://www.sobeys.com  http://www.atlanticsuperstore.ca

Transportation

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