Seniors

The Wellness Movement for seniors is growing in New Brunswick!

This web page connects you with local wellness groups, tools and resources catered to and designed for seniors’ wellness.

Make sure to have a look at the Wellness Events Calendar to find out about activities, walking groups, 50+ health clinics and other wellness activities that might interest you!

Remember that New Brunswick now has a toll-free number for seniors, their families and caregivers who are looking for information on government programs and services. Please call
1-855-550-0552
Monday to Friday, from 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. Service is offered in both languages.

Wellness Resources for Seniors

For wellness resources and tools to help you in your path to wellness at home, at school, at work and as a community, click here to biew the complete resources library.

Inspired and Well – A Toolkit on Mental Fitness for Seniors

Healthy aging is an adventurous journey. It is about taking steps that are important to you and using opportunities to take care of yourself. This toolkit offers tips and ideas on how you can maintain a positive sense of well-being and enhance your mental fitness. It can be used individually or with groups who want to have discussions on the topic of mental fitness and healthy aging. It includes activity sheets to fill out and many links to other relevant resources.

Author/Origin:
The Wellness Movement

Nutri-eScreen

An online eating habits screening tool and accompanying nutrition education designed for older adults. A quick questionnaire helps determine which areas of your diet and habits you are doing well with, and which areas need some improvement, with tips and tools to help you achieve your goals.

Author/Origin:
Dietitians Canada

Regional Wellness Consultants

Across New Brunswick, there are Regional Wellness Consultants that act as connectors and facilitators to help communities, families, organizations, schools and workplaces enhance their wellness. No matter what aspect of wellness you are working on, they can help guide you to the right resource and offer financial support. This map will help you identify which Regional Wellness Consultant covers your region and provides contact information for each of them.

Author/Origin:
New Brunswick Department of Social Development - Wellness Branch

Senior Goodwill Ambassador Program

The objective of the Senior Goodwill Ambassador (SGA) Program is to influence community inclusiveness by promoting an intergenerational approach which engages New Brunswick seniors, their families, and friends and community members in healthy active living, supporting independence and a culture of wellness.

Senior Goodwill Ambassadors are New Brunswick residents 60 years of age and older who volunteer to participate in events or programs within their community.  They participate in activities to influence the senior’s capacity to make healthy choices through conversations, public presentations at workshops or conferences, and attendance at community and social events.  Senior Goodwill Ambassadors speak with individuals and groups about wellness, healthy active living and staying engaged in their community.  They promote an intergenerational approach to enhance opportunities to create conditions which support inclusion, community connectedness, and age-friendly environments.

Senior Goodwill Ambassadors who have been appointed by the Governement of New Brunswick for the 2016-2018 term are:

County Name
Carleton Beverley Jacobson
Charlotte Sylvia Humphries
Gloucester Mrs. Gale Babin
Gloucester J-Paul Dubé
Gloucester Mary Perry
Kings Linda Sherbo
Kings Paul Taylor
Kings Della Webster
Madawaska Georges-Henri Levesque
Northumberland Bernard Dempsey “Bunny”
Northumberland Delpha LeBreton
Restigouche June Harquail
Saint John Brian Boudreau
Saint John Roberta Gardner
Saint John Carol Polley
Saint John Deanna Vlug
Sunbury Lesley Brennan-Caravan
Sunbury Helen Ladouceur
Sunbury Rose-Marie Robichaud
Westmorland Jeanne Brideau
Westmorland Scott Cooling
Westmorland Kim Lotherington
Westmorland Jean Paul Morel
Westmorland Anne Theriault
York Yves Boutot
York Angus Hamilton
York Sandra Jamieson
York Malcolm (Mac) MacFarlane
York Himanshu (Himu) Kumar Mukherjee
York Eileen Malone

For more information about the Senior Goodwill Ambassador Program, please contact the Department of Social Development Wellness Branch at (506) 453-4217.

Author/Origin:
New Brunswick Department of Social Development - Wellness Branch