Free, phone-based activities now available

Paul H. Schurman is moderator of the PEI Party Line and chair of the PEI Seniors' Secretariat

A new telephone program offers free information, fun and friendship over the phone to Islanders of all ages.  

The “PEI Party Line” will host 45-minute calls on various topics with a featured guest speaker. The program begins today with folklore researcher Dutch Thompson and continues in the coming weeks with information such as what the PEI Party Line is all about, Alzheimer's Disease awareness, and overcoming sleep issues. 

“The Party Line is a convenient way for all Islanders – especially our seniors – to get information, learn new things, and stay connected to others no matter where they may be,” Family and Human Services Minister Tina Mundy said. “Islanders are already well connected and always willing to help each other and this new service will be a great way to share information that will help to further bring us together.”     

“Many Islanders and organizations told us that a telephone-based program would help people overcome some of the challenges to accessing information and staying connected such as winter weather, transportation, health, and caregiving,” PEI Seniors' Secretariat Chair Paul H. Schurman said. “We encourage all Islanders to join the calls to hear an interesting presentation, ask questions, and meet new people.”    

The service is free but you must preregister for each session, where you will be given a program code to join the call. Calls will be led by a moderator and scheduled for Wednesdays and Fridays throughout the upcoming months.

To register, for more information or to get help to join a session:

Call toll-free: 1-866-770-0588

Email: seniors@gov.pe.ca

Chcek out the Calendar of Events for upcoming sessions

General Inquiries

Department of Social Development and Housing
2nd Floor, Jones Building
11 Kent Street
PO Box 2000
Charlottetown, PE C1A 7N8

Phone: 902-620-3777
Toll-free: 1-866-594-3777
Fax: 902-368-4740