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First successful applicant under Healthy Seniors Pilot Project announced

The provincial and federal governments have announced a successful project from round one of the $75-million Healthy Seniors Pilot Project. The project, called Nursing Homes Without Walls, will explore the extension of support services offered in nursing homes to seniors still living at home. From left: Francis LeBlanc, vice-president for research and dean of studies and research at the Université ...

Moncton shelter to expand with provincial, federal support

The provincial and federal governments are investing a total of $480,000 for the purchase and renovation of a building to help Nazareth House expand its shelter operations. From left: Michel Cyr, president of the shelter’s board of directors; federal Health Minister Ginette Petitpas Taylor; ‎Rita Barrieau, founder of Nazareth House; Social Development Minister Dorothy Shephard; Moncton Mayor Dawn Arnold; and ...

Minister presents certificate of recognition

Social Development Minister Dorothy Shephard (right) presented Valerie Delong with a certificate, recognizing her as the New Brunswick recipient of the 2019 Canadian Association of Social Workers Distinguished Service Award.

Details released on $16-million wage increase for home support workers

The provincial government will invest $16.1 million to increase wages for home support workers, family support workers, attendant care workers, special care home workers and staff in youth group homes. From left: Hampton MLA Gary Crossman; Post-Secondary Education, Training and Labour Minister Trevor Holder; Mel Kennah, executive director of Youth Impact; Social Development Minister Dorothy Shephard; Saint John East MLA ...

Bath nursing home to receive $2.6 million in renovations

River View Manor, a 40-bed nursing home in Bath, will receive an investment of $2.6 million over the next five years for renovations. From left: Agriculture, Mines and Rural Affairs Minister Andrew Harvey; Premier Brian Gallant; Bath Mayor Troy Stone; Mike Boyd, chair of the nursing home’s board of directors, and Guildo Cyr, administrator of the nursing home.

Foyer Ste-Elizabeth to receive $2.2 million in renovations

Foyer Ste-Elizabeth, a 50-bed nursing home in the Baker-Brook district of the rural community of Haut-Madawaska, will receive an investment of $2.2 million for renovations. From left: Monique Gendron, administrator of the nursing home; Charles Albert, chair of the nursing home’s board of directors; Economic Development Minister Francine Landry; Haut-Madawaska Mayor Jean-Pierre Ouellet; and Premier Brian Gallant.

New 60-bed nursing home to be built in the Chaleur region

A new 60-bed nursing home will be built in the Chaleur region. From left: Education and Early Childhood Development Minister Brian Kenny; Restigouche-Chaleur MLA Daniel Guitard; Justice and Public Safety Minister Denis Landry; and Premier Brian Gallant.

St. Stephen nursing home to receive $3.5 million in renovations

Lincourt Manor, a 60-bed nursing home in St. Stephen, will receive an investment of $3.5 million for renovations, Premier Brian Gallant announced today. From left: Tourism, Heritage and Culture Minister John Ames; Geraldine Aiken, chair of the manor’s board of directors; Stacy Butler, administrator of the manor; and Gallant.

$108 million for renovations to nursing homes

The provincial government will invest $108 million over the next five years for renovations to nursing homes across the province. From left: Ron Forsythe of Pine Grove Nursing Home’s board of directors; Seniors and Long-Term Care Minister Lisa Harris; Jodi Hall, executive director of the New Brunswick Association of Nursing Homes; Cheryl Wiggins, Pine Grove Nursing Home administrator; Kerry Atkinson, ...

New memory care beds for Charlotte County

Eighteen memory care beds for people with Alzheimer’s disease and other forms of dementia will be created in Charlotte County in the next year. From left: Tourism, Heritage and Culture Minister John Ames; Jason Carr, deputy mayor of St. Stephen; Alan MacEachern, mayor of St. Stephen; and Premier Brian Gallant.

Details of new nursing home plan for Florenceville-Bristol region

A new 60-bed nursing home will be built in the Florenceville-Bristol area over the next few years, Premier Brian Gallant announced today. From left: Agriculture, Mines and Rural Affairs Minister Andrew Harvey; Bath Mayor Troy Stone; Seniors and Long-Term Care Minister Lisa Harris; Centreville Mayor Michael Stewart; Florenceville-Bristol Mayor Karl Curtis and Gallant.

Tracadie celebrates age-friendly community status

Environment and Local Government Minister Serge Rousselle presented the Age-Friendly Community Recognition certificate to Tracadie municipal officials at a community event Monday afternoon.

National Seniors Day

Seniors and Long-Term Care Minister Lisa Harris (left) issued a statement today in recognition of National Seniors Day, Oct. 1.

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. Premier Brian Gallant made the announcement on Tuesday during an event at Riverview Middle School. From left: André Gionet, manager, child and youth teams, Acadian Peninsula, mental health, Vitalité Health Network; Gregg ...

Province names first age-friendly community

Moncton has been named the first age-friendly community in New Brunswick, after successfully establishing policies and providing services to promote healthy aging and wellness. From left: Lorraine Leclaire, Seniors Advisory Council; Moncton East MLA Monique LeBlanc; Finance Minister Cathy Rogers; Seniors and Long-Term Care Minister Lisa Harris; Moncton Mayor Dawn Arnold; Rupert Tingley, vice-chair of the Mayors Advisory Committee; Louise ...

New Brunswickers invited to provide input on affordable housing strategy

The provincial government has launched an online survey encouraging New Brunswickers to share their thoughts on a new long-term affordable housing strategy. From left: Nay Saade, resource development director at the United Way of Greater Moncton and Southeastern New Brunswick; Families and Children Minister Stephen Horsman; Finance Minister Cathy Rogers; and Moncton East MLA, Monique LeBlanc.

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 ...