Vial of Life
The Vial of Life provides emergency medical personnel with vital health information during a home emergency. Information is recorded on a medical form requiring a name, health-card number, doctor’s name and number, people to be contacted in case of an emergency, medical conditions, allergies, and a list of medications taken. The form is then placed in a vial on a shelf in your refrigerator door. A Vial of Life sticker is placed on the outside of your fridge to indicate to medical personnel that vital health information is available. The Vial of Life can save valuable time in a home emergency.
The Vial of Life is available free of charge from Doris Landry, Senior Safety Coordinator for the Municipality of Yarmouth by calling 902-881-4099.
Seniors Information Line
The Department of Seniors has partnered with the 211 telephone referral service. If you have a question regarding programs and services available to Nova Scotia seniors, please call 211. The Department of Seniors may still be contacted for programs that the Department is responsible for delivering.
The 211 service also handles Senior Abuse Information and Referral Phone Calls. Call 211 for information on abuse, resources and services available to help, or to talk about a situation that is concerning you. Your call will be kept confidential except as required by law.
Positive Aging Directory
The Positive Aging Directory contains a wealth of information for seniors. It 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.
The Positive Aging Directory 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.