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New program aims to increase independence of seniors

A program launched today is designed to help seniors remain independent by connecting them with local services and facilities, while also helping them identify safety issues in their homes. From left: Service New Brunswick Minister Ed Doherty; Seniors and Long-Term Care Minister Lisa Harris; Saint John Mayor Don Darling; Carol Field, program director, Father Eugene O'Leary Seniors Complex; and Bill ...

Report released on providing support for people with a disability

The provincial government has released a report on providing support for people with a disability, which stems from the New Brunswick Family Plan’s stakeholder engagement process. From left: Moncton East MLA Monique LeBlanc; Families and Children Minister Stephen Horsman; Kent Brace, client of Moncton Employment & Training Services; Barb Michaud, client service manager, Moncton Employment & Training Services; Renee Boucher, ...

Family Plan report on fostering healthy aging and support for seniors

The provincial government has released a report on fostering healthy aging and support for seniors. Participating in today’s release of the report was Seniors and Long-Term Care Minister Lisa Harris.

New Brunswick Family Plan report on reducing poverty released

The provincial government has released a report on reducing poverty, which stems from the New Brunswick Family Plan’s stakeholder engagement process. From left: Premier Brian Gallant; Donna Gates, executive director of Living SJ; Service New Brunswick Minister Ed Doherty, who is also minister responsible for the Economic and Social Inclusion Corporation; and Saint John Mayor Don Darling.

Funding to expand adoption program

The provincial government is providing an additional $82,000 to help expand a program that supports adoptive families. Premier Brian Gallant made the announcement today at the New Brunswick Adoption Foundation's annual luncheon. From left: Gallant; and Colin Kennedy Robichaud, co-chair of the luncheon.

Family Plan summit held on fostering healthy aging and support for seniors

Seniors and Long-Term Care Minister Lisa Harris hosted a New Brunswick Family Plan summit on fostering healthy aging and support for seniors Monday in Florenceville-Bristol.

Safe Harbour transitional house for youth will reopen

The provincial government announced today that Safe Harbour Transitional Youth Services, an emergency or short-term transitional housing facility for young people who are at risk, will reopen in March 2017. It will be operated by Partners for Youth, an organization dedicated to helping young people who are facing challenges. From left: Bishop David Edwards of the Anglican Diocese of Fredericton; ...

Investment in mental health support in schools

The Integrated Service Delivery model for providing mental health, addiction, intervention and social services to children and youth will expand to another 112 schools this fall, from Saint John to Sussex and in the Miramichi and Chaleur-Restigouche regions. From left: Child and Youth Advocate Norman J. Bossé; Robert Fowler, DEC chair of Anglophone South School District; Service New Brunswick Minster ...

Official opening of nursing home in Upper Miramichi

The official opening of the Central New Brunswick Nursing Home in Upper Miramichi (Boiestown) took place on Friday, Aug. 26. From left: Central New Brunswick Nursing Home board chair Roxanne Stewart; Michael Keating, executive director of the New Brunswick Association of Nursing Homes; Seniors and Long-Term Care Minister Lisa Harris; Upper Miramichi Mayor Douglas Munn; and nursing home administrator Manley ...

Senior goodwill ambassadors appointed

Thirty senior goodwill ambassadors have been appointed to engage seniors, their families and communities in supporting wellness, active living and independence for seniors in New Brunswick. Seniors and Long-Term Care Minister Lisa Harris recently met with the ambassadors in Miramichi.

Nursing home officially opens

The official opening ceremony for the Domaine des bâtisseurs nursing home in Edmundston was held on Wednesday, June 29. From the left: Chris Kingston, president of the New Brunswick Association of Nursing Homes; David Couturier, administrator of the nursing home; Gilbert St. Onge, president of the board of directors of Les Résidences Jodin; Economic Development Minister Francine Landry; Camille Bernier, ...

Ministers meet with poverty reduction advocates and stakeholders

Families and Children Minister Stephen Horsman; Service New Brunswick Minister Ed Doherty, who is also minister responsible for poverty reduction; and Post-Secondary Education, Training and Labour Minister Donald Arseneault recently met with poverty reduction advocates and stakeholders. They also toured the Crescent Valley and Hazen White/St. Francis School where a number of Syrian newcomers are living and going to school. ...

Ministers participate in Barefoot Challenge

Post-Secondary Education, Training and Labour Minister Donald Arseneault and Families and Children Minister Stephen Horsman participated in the Barefoot Challenge at the legislative assembly to raise awareness for youth homelessness.

New 240-bed nursing home for Miramichi to be built through public-private partnership

A new 240-bed nursing home for Miramichi will be built through a public-private partnership. The request for qualifications will be issued in the coming weeks to seek qualified bidders for the request for proposals, which will be issued this summer. From left: Transportation and Infrastructure Minister Bill Fraser; Seniors and Long-Term Care Minister Lisa Harris; and Kent North MLA Bertrand ...

Pride banner raised

The pride banner was raised today at the legislative assembly in recognition of national Pride Month. Families and Children Minister Stephen Horsman participated in the event.

Appointees announced for Council on Aging

The names of the appointees to the Council on Aging were announced today. The council will develop a strategy for aging in New Brunswick. This strategy will serve as the foundation for a framework that will guide all action on issues affecting seniors and the aging experience in New Brunswick. From left: Health Minister Victor Boudreau; Suzanne Dupuis-Blanchard, co-chair, Council ...

Alzheimer Awareness Month

Social Development Minister Cathy Rogers today signed a declaration marking January as Alzheimer Awareness Month. From left: Kevin Brewer, chair of the board of directors of the Alzheimer Society of New Brunswick; Rogers and Public Safety Minister and Solicitor General Stephen Horsman.

Award-winning counselling service recognized

During the fall session of the legislative assembly, Social Development Minister Cathy Rogers recently congratulated and recognized Family Enrichment Counselling Service for winning the prestigious Muriel McQueen Fergusson Foundation Award. The group was recognized for their 30 years of committed leadership and work in the Fredericton region in the area of domestic violence. The organization has carried out interventions and ...

Launch of Strategy for the Prevention of Harm for Children and Youth in New Brunswick

The Strategy for the Prevention of Harm for Children and Youth in New Brunswick was officially launched this morning at the annual State of the Child Breakfast hosted by the Office of the Child and Youth Advocate. The launch is part of Child Rights Education Week, organized by the Child and Youth Advocate to encourage various stakeholders to promote and ...

Contract awarded for 60-bed nursing home in Moncton

The contract to build a 60-bed nursing home in Moncton has been awarded to Shannex Inc. The new nursing home will be located on the campus of Université de Moncton. Shannex will also construct a retirement living home, a special care home and lifestyle apartments. From left: Joe Shannon and Jason Shannon, both of Shannex Inc.; Social Development Minister Cathy ...

Phase 2 of Loch Lomond Villa project completed

The completion of Phase 2 of the Loch Lomond Villa project was officially marked today in Saint John. In photo: Social Development Minister Cathy Rogers, who participated in the event.

Adult day centre receives funding from Home First Strategy

A new adult day centre for individuals with dementia will open in Fredericton with support from the Home First Strategy. From left: York Care Centre President and CEO Kevin Harter; Chandra MacBean, executive director of the Alzheimer Society of New Brunswick; John Clark, president of the John J. T. Clark Foundation; Social Development Minister Cathy Rogers; Public Safety Minister and ...

Affordable housing units officially open in Bathurst

Ten new affordable housing units for low-income non-elderly singles and persons with disabilities were officially opened today in Bathurst. From left: Bathurst Mayor Stephen Brunet; Natural Resources Minister Denis Landry; Roland Noël, chair of Résidences Habitat Soleil Residences Inc.; Environment and Local Government Minister Brian Kenny; Social Development Minister Cathy Rogers; resident Denise Godin and Audrey Moritz, Atlantic regional vice-president ...

Nursing home to be built in Fredericton region

The provincial government will issue a Request for Proposals for the construction of a 60-bed nursing home in the Fredericton region. Public Safety Minister and Solicitor General Stephen Horsman made the announcement on behalf of Social Development Minister Cathy Rogers.

Affordable housing units officially open in Moncton

Five new affordable housing units for low-income families and persons with disabilities were officially opened in Moncton. From left: Moncton-Riverview-Dieppe MP Robert Goguen; Social Development Minister Cathy Rogers; Gary Surette, owner of First Choice Apartments Inc.; Daniel Gautreau, developer; Tammy-Lee Wright, rehabilitation counsellor from Ability New Brunswick.