Information – Important resources for seniors

Looking for information on government and other programs for Seniors?
Follow these links to obtain the information you need.

Senior Discount information can be found on our Discounts Page.

NWT Resources

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

NWT Seniors’ Society:  The NWT Senior’s Society Information Line is 1-800-661-0878. This toll-free number provides access to information of all kinds.

NWT Help Directory: All NWT help and wellness information in a single PDF Booklet.

Non-Profits and Associations

Canadian Heart and Stroke Foundation

Canadian Diabetes Association

Alzheimer Society of Canada

Canadian Mental Health Association: For seniors issues, type “Seniors” in their search box.

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

CARP is a national, non-partisan, non-profit organization committed to a ‘New Vision of Aging for Canada’ promoting social change that will bring financial security, equitable access to health care and freedom from discrimination. Our mandate is to promote and protect the interests, rights and quality of life for Canadians as we age.

Canadian Hard of Hearing Association: The Yellowknife Branch is our voice in the north for the CHHA who’s objectives are to improve the quality of life of hard of hearing persons of all ages through programs & services and to increase public awareness of hearing loss (causes & prevention). A person is defined as being hard of hearing when their hearing loss ranges from mild to profound and when their means of communication is speech.

Online Resources A US watchdog is dedicated to keeping the public informed about consumer dangers and safety issues associated with numerous products that can cause the public harm. The website is continually updated about Recalls & Safety affecting consumers

Senior Scope: A newsletter from Manitoba for those who are aging, And who isn’t?

Seniors Circuit: is an online community for Canadian seniors to bring seniors together in a fun and interactive environment. The beauty of an online community is that it can bring together people from all over Canada.

Legacy Family Tree: One of the best genealogy programs available

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

Seniors Canada Online: Provides single window access to web-based information relevant to seniors 55+ their families, caregivers and supporting service organizations. It covers electronic services, financial and legal services, fraud, travel services and many other useful and interesting topics.

Financial Information: Stocks, news, reports on business, etc

Healthy Ontario: Seniors can do a drug search for most drugs prescribed by their doctor. Also provides good general health information. An online magazine for seniors provided by CARP.

Drugwatch: Dedicated to informing you about dangerous prescription drugs and medical devices.

Canada Revenue Agency: 

Seniors Tax info & forms 

RC4064    Medical and Disability – Related Information – Includes Form T2201 – 2010

Tax-Free Savings Account (TFSA)

Northern Residents Travel Assistance, meal and vehicle claim

Medical Device Information

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

Hard of hearing? Be sure to check out this website if you are planning on purchasing a hearing aid. In its 2009/2010 reviews of hearing aid models, the Hearing Review Products reported that 126 (69%) of 183 hearing aid models–including all 38 in-the-ear models and 29 of 30 conventional behind-the-ear models–came with telecoils. Telecoils double hearing aid functionality by enabling the instrument to serve as a customized, wireless loudspeaker. They also enhance phone listening with all landline phones and more and more cell phones. New Hearing Aids.