Seniors’ Information Line
The Seniors’ Information Line
The Seniors’ Information Line is a resource to older adults, service providers, caregivers and family. This service informs seniors and elders about programs and services, and assists those who are struggling with access to programs. It can help older adults dealing with abuse by listening and providing information.
This is a telephone service offered by the NWT Seniors’ Society. We are available Monday to Friday during work hours. If we are not in the office, we will get back to you. If you have a problem and want to talk confidentially call:
867-920-7444 or toll-free: 1-800-661-0878
Seniors’ Information Handbook
If you are 50 years or older and live in the NWT, the Seniors’ Information Handbook is a convenient resource and contains a comprehensive source of information about programs and services available in the NWT. The handbook was prepared in partnership with NWT Housing Corporation and the GNWT Departments of Health and Social Services, Education, Culture and Employment, Municipal and Community Affairs and Transportation. First published in 2001, this latest edition (2017) continues to be a good source of information.
If you would like a hard copy of the handbook please contact theCommunications Unit of Department of Health & Social Services at (867) 767-9052, ext. 49034 or email email@example.com.
Through the Community Justice and Policing Division, the Department of Justice offers services to victims that aim to assist with the emotional and physical consequences of crime and the associated justice processes. For a complete listof services available, see their website here.
Two great resources to further help:
Addressing the abuse of older adults, or elder abuse is a major strategic priority for the NWT Network to Prevent the Abuse of Older Adults. The initial research by the NWT Seniors’ Society in 2010 as part of the Making Connections: Building Networks to Prevent the Abuse of Older Adults, clearly showed that abuse of older adults continues to be a major issue in communities throughout the NWT. This was identified in the above-mentioned report.
Aboriginal Domestic Violence in Canada.
Aboriginal Healing Foundation (2003)
Aboriginal Elder Abuse in Canada.
Dumont-Smith, Claudette. Aboriginal Healing Foundation (2002)
Social Isolation among Indigenous elders
World Report on Ageing and Health World Health Organization (2015)
National Initiative for the Care of the Elderly (2015) https://www.nicenet.ca/
Report on the Social Isolation of Seniors
The National Seniors’ Council (2014)
Networking to Prevent Older Adult Abuse: A Comparative Research Study prepared by Lutra Associates Ltd. (2015)
“Walking Together” NWT Network to Prevent Abuse of Older Adults Conference Report prepared by Lutra Associates Ltd. (2015)
National Networks/Organizations to
Prevent the Abuse of Older Adults