Several months ago, the Nova Scotia Department of Seniors announced their Age-friendly Communities Grant program. We submitted an application to this program through BTIERA and have just been informed that our application was successful. As a result we have been awarded a grant to accomplish the following four goals:
- Survey island residents to assess which health services they currently need or may need in the years ahead.
- Conduct thorough research to determine which health service providers are willing to come to Tancook Island.
- Create a print resource to be made available to all island residents documenting who to contact for specific health services based on the research results.
- Establish a cohort of trained volunteers to help residents age-in-place as long as possible. (This includes palliative care training.)