Social Development Social Development Program to help seniors remain independent longer expanded to Restigouche and Chaleur regions Seniors living in the Restigouche and Chaleur regions are signing up for a program that is designed to help them remain independent longer. 2018011911:56:00 Programs available for those facing high energy bills New Brunswickers are reminded that there are programs available to help them with their high energy bills during the cold winter months. 2018011609:10:00 Change your life for the better by making 2018 the year you quit smoking Quitting smoking is one of the best things you can do to improve your health. 2017122910:29:00 Numbers that can help during the holidays The provincial government has a range of supports for people who need help during the holidays, and throughout the year. 2017122110:58:00 Don’t wait for the new year to get healthy Many people resign themselves to gaining weight over the holidays, resolving to get into shape in the new year. However, healthy eating during the festive season, and all year long, is easier than you think. 2017122011:17:00 Reach out to someone who may be alone during holidays The holiday season is a joyous time for many people, but it can be difficult for others, especially seniors. 2017121808:46:00 Construction completed at Dalhousie nursing home Construction has been completed at the new Dalhousie nursing home. The 90-bed facility was constructed at a cost of $23 million. 2017120911:34:00 Seniors and Long-term Care minister completes tour of all nursing homes in province From Neguac to Grand Manan and many points in between, Seniors and Long-term Care Minister Lisa Harris has now visited all 68 nursing homes in the province. 2017113014:37:00 Province hires a recruiter to assist with adoptions The Department of Social Development has hired a social worker to help children and youth in the permanent care of the province be adopted. 2017112913:20:00 Campbellton region to get new transition home for women, children A new transition house for the Restigouche region was announced today in Campbellton. 2017111310:57:00 Funding announced for affordable housing units in Miramichi The federal and provincial governments announced funding for a new affordable housing development in Miramichi today. 2017111310:47:00 Healthy Aging Provincial Roundtable begins implementation of aging strategy The Healthy Aging Provincial Roundtable has started work on how it will guide and implement the New Brunswick Aging Strategy. 2017110816:06:00 Government to provide eye exams, corrective glasses for four-year-olds The provincial government will expand its Healthy Smiles, Clear Vision program to provide free eye exams and corrective glasses for all four-year-olds who are not covered by a public or private health insurance program. 2017110813:21:00 New program to help offset adoption expenses A new government program will help offset some costs for New Brunswickers who adopt children. 2017102013:41:00 National Foster Family Week The following message was released today by Families and Children Minister Stephen Horsman in recognition of National Foster Family Week, Oct 15-21: 2017101316:22:00 Program to help seniors remain independent longer expanded to Miramichi region Seniors living in the Miramichi region are signing up for a program that is designed to help them remain independent longer. 2017101314:03:00 Expansion of second-stage housing for women and children in Fredericton Liberty Lane Inc., a Fredericton-based organization that provides second-stage housing and family violence prevention programs, has received $600,000 in funding from the federal and provincial governments for the construction and renovation of 10 units. 2017101211:25:00 Plans for new Miramichi nursing homes released Details of a nursing home project in Miramichi were released today during a public information session. 2017100510:26:00 Cocagne named age-friendly community Cocagne has been named an age-friendly community by the provincial government as part of the Age-Friendly Community Recognition Program. 2017100509:33:00 Tracadie celebrates age-friendly community status Tracadie is the latest municipality to be named an age-friendly community by the provincial government as part of the Age-Friendly Community Recognition Program. 2017100311:55:00 New Brunswick celebrates Wellness Week Communities across the province will be hosting special events to celebrate Wellness Week, Oct. 1-7. 2017100214:11:00 National Seniors Day recognized The following statement was issued today by Seniors and Long-Term Care Minister Lisa Harris in recognition of National Seniors Day, Oct. 1: 2017092916:44:00 Process underway to select builder for 60-bed nursing home in Fredericton The process of selecting the builder of a new nursing home in Fredericton is underway. 2017092910:00:00 Program that helps seniors remain independent expands to Fredericton region A program aimed at helping seniors remain independent longer has been expanded to the Fredericton region. 2017092814:05:00 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 has been expanded to all public schools in the province. 2017092612:18:00 2018011911:56:00