Province provides help to seniors living at home

Supporting Island families - 

Government continues to accept applications for the Seniors Independence Initiative and reminds Island Seniors that help is available to make it easier for them to remain in their own homes and communities.  

The Seniors Independence Initiative provides financial assistance for services such as light housing keeping, meal preparation, grass cutting, snow removal and general maintenance.  The program assists Islanders 65 and over living alone, or with a spouse, with a net household income of $22,133 or less for a single person, or $31,300 or less for a couple

 “This initiative is a great supplement to supports provided to seniors by family members and other existing services such as home care for daily unmet needs,” said Family and Human Services Minister Tina Mundy. “As a government we want to do all we can to ensure seniors have the assistance they need to remain independent, comfortable and safe in their own homes for as long as they can.”      

Since the initiative launched in January about 100 Island seniors have been approved to receive assistance; that number will increase as more applications are reviewed and processed.       

Applications can be found at  Seniors Independence Initiative or at any Access PEI site across the province, or for more information contact Family and Human Services at 1-877-569-0546.      


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Darlene Gillis


General Inquiries

Department of Social Development and Seniors
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