Our Response to COVID-19
Community Links continues to work with senior-serving organizations and the Government of Nova Scotia to support older adults and help ensure basic needs are met.
We have been supporting trusted community partners by offering emergency funds to cover some organizational expenses. Applications were accepted until July 3, 2020. For more information, visit Emergency Funds and check out projects Community Links has supported.
By launching the Creative Campaign in 2020, Community Links invites submissions of creative works by older adults demonstrating Creativity and Connection during COVID-19.
This campaign is intended to share, highlight, and celebrate the creative ways older adults contribute to Nova Scotia through visual and physical art as well as how individuals are staying connected to their passions and hobbies, friends, families, and communities during COVID-19.
Aging Well in Difficult Time – 2021 Calendar Project
COVID-19 has taken a toll on all of us individually and as a province. For that reason, Community Links’ 2021 Aging Well calendar is focused on mental health, social connection, community engagement, and overall wellbeing as we navigate these challenging times.
We would like to thank our distribution partners and the Nova Scotia Department of Seniors for their support with this project.
Download the Aging Well 2021 Calendar.
Take a look at our Aging Well Calendar from previous years.
COVID-19 Updates from the Government of Nova Scotia, Canada
It is an exciting time and Nova Scotia opens to New Brunswick, PEI, and Newfoundland and Labrador. Please find information regarding the Atlantic Travel Bubble here.
Nova Scotia is preparing to open businesses and sectors that were closed due to the COVID-19 pandemic. We are still each being asked to do our part to ensure the safety of all Nova Scotians, including staying at home when possible, practicing social distancing, and frequent hand washing. These measures will help flatten the curve of COVID-19 to prevent its spread in the province.
Find provincial resources related to reopening at https://novascotia.ca/reopening-nova-scotia/
Resources for Older Nova Scotians
COVID-19 Resources from Community Links
- Visit our Fact Sheets and Best Practices for COVID-19, including social distancing and home cleaning information.
- Download our 2021 calendar for aging well in difficult time like COVID-19.
- Search for help from organizations in your community.
- View our general helpful guides with information on falls prevention, care giving, safe home and more.
COVID-19 Resources from the government and community
211 is a toll free helpline that connects you to community and social services in your area. Available 24/7 in over 140 languages. If you need non-emergency, non-medical help, call 211 or visit ns.211.ca to search the online database.
Older Nova Scotians are encouraged to call 211 or visit ns.211.ca for non-emergency, non-medical help and information.
Community Links encourages Nova Scotians to regularly visit the Government of Nova Scotia’s coronavirus web page to get accurate, up-to-date information: https://novascotia.ca/coronavirus/
For Alerts and Notices see: https://novascotia.ca/coronavirus/#alerts
COVID-19 Testing and Data see: https://novascotia.ca/coronavirus/#cases
When to seek help see: https://novascotia.ca/coronavirus/#help
Travel Advice, see: https://novascotia.ca/coronavirus/#travel
NS Government Response to COVID-19: https://novascotia.ca/coronavirus/#response
Temporary service and facility closure notices from Nova Scotia Health Authority: https://www.nshealth.ca/temporary-service-and-facility-closure-notices-nova-scotia-health-authority-updated-310-pm-march-16
For Government of Canada resources, please see: https://www.canada.ca/en/public-health/services/diseases/2019-novel-coronavirus-infection/canadas-reponse.html
Help Nova Scotia elders with no Internet Access
If you know someone without Internet access who needs general information about the coronavirus, please advise them to call 1-833-784-4397
Not finding what you need?
Contact us to provide suggestions on how we can help!