Keeping Your Independence
Falls are a main reason why older adults lose their independence. To address this concern, efforts have been made to provide federal and provincial programs which can help older adults reduce their risk of sustaining fall-related injuries. This includes a variety of services for Canadian veterans and their family.
In Canada, a Veteran is any person who is serving or who has honorably served in the Canadian Armed Forces, the Commonwealth or its wartime allies, or as a Regular Member of the Royal Canadian Mounted Police, or as a Peace Officer in a Special Duty Area or on a Special Duty Operation, or who has served in the Merchant Navy or Ferry Command during wartime.
To learn more about available programs and services for veterans across New Brunswick, consult the sections below.
Did you know that you could qualify for home care services to help you remain independent and self-sufficient in your own home and your community? The Veterans Independence Program provides annual tax-free funding for services such as grounds maintenance, housekeeping, meal preparation, personal care, and professional health and support services.
This national program does not replace other federal, provincial or municipal programs. Instead, it is intended to work with those programs to help meet your needs. For more information, please click on the following link.
NB Veterans Information Line
Are you looking for basic information about provincial programs and services for veterans and their family? The toll-free NB Veterans Information Line provides such information to assists New Brunswick veterans, their family and caregivers when navigating their way through the various government departments and agencies with the help of a bilingual, customer-service oriented telephone agent.
Keep in mind that the NB Veterans Information Line does not replace or duplicate the Veterans Affairs Canada (VAC) toll-free line and inquiries relating to VAC services and benefits such as disability pensions, veterans’ allowances, pension advocacy, health care and commemoration will be transferred to VAC.
For more information, click on the following link or call the toll-free line at 1-855-550-0552.
Royal Canadian Legion New Brunswick Command
The Legion provides a range of services and supports free of charge for Veterans, their families and dependents. In addition to directly assisting Veterans and their families with the disability claims process through Veterans Affairs Canada (VAC), the Legion offers a variety of programs, resources and referrals to support Veteran health and well-being.
New Brunswick Command of The Royal Canadian Legion has a provincial membership of approximately 7600 members with 70 Legion branches throughout the province. If you or a Veteran you know needs help, please click on the following link or contact a Legion Command Service Officer toll-free at 1-866-320-8387 (VETS).
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Developed by the NB Department of Social Development