Programs and Services
The Elder Support program works to continuously engage the knowledge-keepers of NCPEI while also providing essential aid and assistance to those in need. The objectives of this community-based project are to deliver opportunities surrounding volunteerism, mentoring, Elder abuse awareness, and social participation and inclusion. This program offers monthly meetings in each of the three zones, allowing for easier access to all Elder members. The Elder Support Program promotes three key factors: healthy living/disease prevention, social activity to reduce isolation, and cultural activities to keep Elders connected to traditional teachings.
Each year additional funding is sought through the New Horizons for Seniors Program (NHSP) to expand the activities offered. Some of the programming offered in 2020 included Elder instructed painting workshops, foot care sessions, and learning about traditional medicines. Future programming is discussed on a regular basis to establish what activities are desired by the group.