Resources For NB Seniors

Resources for New Brunswick Seniors

New Brunswick Extra-Mural Program: 

COVID-19 has highlighted the effects of isolation, something many seniors struggle with on an ongoing basis.  If you or someone you know is feeling isolated, or if you require assistance finding other types of support, here are two new resources that will help you. 

New Brunswick 211:

  • 211 is an information and referral service that connects New Brunswickers to human, social, community and non-clinical health and government programs, and local services and activities in the community. This includes information and connections to basic needs like housing and food access as well as support for seniors, youth, mental health and much more. 
  • The service is free and confidential and is staffed by trained professionals 24 hours a day, seven days a week and 365 days a year. The service is available in over 150 languages. 
  • By calling 211, people are connected to a real person who will ask questions about their situation and then provide information and referrals on where they can find what they need for themselves, friends or family. 
  • You can also go to the website at  for a searchable database of information. 
  • You can also dial: 1-855-258-4126. TTY line: 1-855-405-7446 or email:  
  • 211 has been available in New Brunswick since October 2020 and has received nearly 14,000 calls from around the province. 
  • The United Way, the Government of New Brunswick and the Government of Canada fund this valuable program. 

Canadian Red Cross: Connection New Brunswick

Did you know that the Red Cross offers a "Friendly Call" service?   

This service connects older adults (65+) to local community support services to prevent social isolation, loneliness and improve well-being. This helps seniors remain at home, healthy, safe, and supported. It connects people with valuable resources. 

This program offers:    

  • Needs assessment and goal Setting
  • Referrals and linkage with local service provider(s)
  • Accompaniment and assistance
  • Regular check-ins and follow-up

Registration is required, and further information can be found either online at or through email at