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Fall Prevention Tool Kit Resources
The following resources are from the "Preventing Falls Together : A Population Health Tool Kit, Second Edition Community Links, Halifax, Nova Scotia 2008.

*Please note that these resources are to be reproduced for educational purposes only, and should not be altered without obtaining permission from the Preventing Falls Together Program contact: coordinator@preventingfallstogether.ca


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For more information about this Tool Kit or about the Preventing Falls Together Program, please contact:

Community Links
PO Box 29103 Halifax, NS
B3L 4T8
Ph: 902 422-0914
Fax: 902 422-9322
E-mail: info@preventingfallstogether.ca
Web: https://www.nscommunitylinks.ca/
The Preventing Falls Together: A Population Health Tool Kit, is also available on a CD that contains the entire Preventing Falls Together: A Population Health Tool Kit. The disk also includes some extra information or "bonus" features, such as full reports and a PowerPoint presentation. To order a toolkit, please contact Community Links.

Ageing Well Together coalitions are active in both Antigonish and Pictou Counties. The coalitions' role is to support seniors to lead healthy, safe and active lives by developing and implementing collaborative community falls prevention and ageing well strategies and by incorporating these strategies into the policies, programs and/or activities of coalition members' own organizations. Member organizations represent a wide spectrum of seniors', caregiver, community, health and social service groups and organizations.
Please contact:
Brenda MacKinnon,
Community Links, Central NS Regional Co-ordinator,
(902)863-5040 or e-mail nscentral@ageingwelltogether.ca

Pictou County Seniors' Safety Program
The Pictou County Municipalities Crime Prevention Association provides this free program to all senior residents of Pictou County towns and county which provides important safety awareness & information on a variety of safety topics.
Contact: Senior Safety Coordinator Jan Keefe
P.O. Box 100 Pictou, NS B0K 1H0

Hospital in the Home, St. Martha's Regional Hospital
25 Bay Street
Antigonish , NS, B2G 2G5
Ph: 902 867-4478
Fax: 902 867-4428
Service: Hospital in the Home is an acute home hospitalization service. It enables patients to be treated in the comfort of their homes receiving services which are generally offered in the hospital setting including medical supervision, professional nursing visits, laboratory services and required medical supports/supplies.

Positive Aging Directory

Positive Aging Directory is a comprehensive information directory published each year by the Department of Seniors to give Nova Scotia's seniors quick and easy access to the many programs and services for seniors in our province. It also serves as an essential information source for those who work with seniors, many of whom work in partnership with the Department to ensure listings in the directory are accurate and up-to-date.

Antigonish & Area Homemakers
Antigonish Mall Business Centre, Unit 1
133 Church Street
Antigonish, NS, B2G 2E3
Ph: 902 863-8181
Fax: 902 863-8069
Service: Assistance to people living independently but in need of support. Services include personal care, light housekeeping, respite for informal caregivers and meals. (There is a fee for this service depending on the assessment of service needs.)

Nova Scotia Department of Community Care
Martha Centre, Suite 200
23 Bay Street
Antigonish NS, B2G 2G7
Ph: 1-800-225-7225
Service: Provides a range of services to individuals including Home Care Services, long term care placement to nursing homes, residential care facilities or small options homes licensed by the Department of Health. Also provides nursing, home and family support and oxygen.

VON Antigonish
133 Church Street, Suite 6
Antigonish, NS B2G 2E3
Ph: 902 863-5700
Fax: 902 863-0992
Website: www.von.ca
Service: The VON provides a variety of services 24 hours per day, 7 days per week to all age groups. Services offered are based on individual and community needs, and include home visiting/nursing care, seniors home check-in, dial-A-Ride transportation assistance and the Meals on Wheels/Frozen Food program.
Areas Served: All of Antigonish County. Antigonish Town and County, Port Hawkesbury (Wellness Clinic).

VON Pictou County
Wendy MacDonald, Branch Director
P. O. Box 45 New Glasgow, NS
B2H 5E1
Ph: 902 752-3184
Fax: 902 755-2091
Email: Wendy.MacDonald@von.ca
Areas Served: All of Pictou County including New Glasgow, Stellarton, Westville, Pictou, Trenton, Hopewell, Lismore, Pictou Landing, River John, Scotsburn, Thorburn, West Branch, Saltsprings

Canadian Red Cross Healthcare Equipment Loan Program
Antigonish 902 863-8222

Lifeline Nova Scotia (medical alarm)
Ph: 1-800-543-3546
Website: //www.lifeline.ca

Seniors' Safety Program c/o RCMP
This is a free program to all senior residents of Antigonish town and county which provides important safety information on a variety of topics.
Contact: Tammy Beaton
4 Fairview St., Antigonish B2G 1R3
Ph: 902 863-6500
Email: tammy.beaton@rcmp-grc.gc.ca

Northwood Intouch
Ph: 1-800-461-3346
Website: //www.nwood.ns.ca
A personal emergency response service - with the press of a button.