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Province celebrates National AccessAbility Week May 29 to June 3
May 29 to June 3 marks National AccessAbility Week with the theme Including from the Start: From Possibilities to Practice. National AccessAbility Week is a time to promote across communities and workplaces, and to celebrate the contributions of Islanders living with disability. It is an...
Foster families are needed across the Island
There is a need for foster families across the province to provide safe and nurturing homes to children up to age 18. Being a foster parent can be life changing for parents, children and youth. Islanders who are interested can apply to provide support for children as a: full time foster parent;...
Seniors’ Food Pilot Program expands
The provincial government is expanding the Seniors’ Food Pilot Program to Murray Harbour and Murray River. This expands the Kings County Pilot outside of the Georgetown area where it was initially launched. PEI seniors in Murray River and Murray Harbour, aged 65 and older, can register as of April...
Digital Literacy Events are being offered to Island seniors
The Office of Seniors is partnering with Big Brothers Big Sisters to hold a series of Tech N Talk digital literacy events for seniors (65 years or older). The next Tech N Talk will be held April 22 at 10 a.m. at the Charlottetown Library Learning Centre. Each senior attending will be partnered...
Good food, good friends: Seniors grant helps promote wellness
Last spring, David Murphy received an email from the government of PEI that stood apart from the other messages in his inbox. “When I saw the email about grants for culture programs for seniors, I knew it was the perfect fit.” Murphy is a member of the Benevolent Irish Society (BIS) – one of PEI’s...
Province launches Seniors’ Food Pilot Program
The provincial government is partnering with The Wheelhouse, The Kings Playhouse and Meals on Wheels PEI to operate a Seniors’ Food Pilot Program in the Georgetown and Cardigan areas for 12-weeks beginning March 14. PEI seniors, aged 65 and older, can register as of today, March 2, to receive up...
Free income-tax clinics to help Islanders get their taxes done start March 4
Free tax-help clinics will be available to Island residents with modest-to-no income and a simple tax situation who need assistance to complete their tax and benefit return. Filing an annual income tax return is the key to accessing qualifying benefits like the Canada child benefit, Canada workers...
2023 Seniors’ Secretariat grant application now open
Organizations and communities that work to improve the lives of Island seniors can now apply for provincial government funding. Applications are being accepted for 2023-2024 PEI Seniors’ Secretariat grants until Friday, April 21, 2023. The grants provide up to $5,000 per project to organizations or...
Additional shelter beds have been added due to pending cold weather
The Department of Social Development and Housing is working with community partners to ensure Island residents have access to safe, warm shelter. The Department is working with shelter providers across the province to ensure all available beds are being utilized. Bedford MacDonald House will be...
Digital literacy event for seniors on February 11
The Office of Seniors is partnering with Big Brothers Big Sisters of PEI to hold “Tech N Talk”, a digital literacy event for seniors (65 years of age and older). Seniors looking for assistance in using email, social media, texting, FaceTime and/or other software or application programs on their...