The following senior’s resources are a sampling of the varied institutions that exist in Bermuda to ensure that seniors’ rights are protected and their quality of life maintained. For more information on charities and other governmental and nongovernmental resources we encourage you to call one of these listings.
The National Office for Seniors and the Physically Challenged, Department of Health, acts as a one-stop-shop for seniors to ensure that they will have no difficulty getting services in Assisted Daily Living (ADL) activities.
The Office provides the following services:
- Assessment Services. Standardized assessments to determine the level of services needed to facilitate the development of a service plan.
- Information and Advice Services. Information and advice as needed for all seniors and disabled aged 65 years and over, as well as individuals who are chronically ill and/or permanently disabled.
- Case Management Services. Case management including needs assessment, development of a service plan, monitoring and follow-up.
- Referral Services. Referrals to pre-arranged service providers on conditions set out in service contracts. Individuals will be referred for the following types of services:
- Intake and Assessment. The Office will provide intake and assessment services for a number of Government agencies.
For more information, visit the NOSPC at 60 Victoria Street, Hamilton, or call 441-292-7802.
The Department of Community and Cultural Affairs annually hosts several social events for Bermuda’s senior citizens including the Annual Seniors’ Cruise, Seniors’ Picnic, Jazz Concert in the Park, and the Seniors’ Award Ceremony. Every year the Department also produces the Seniors’ Biography Booklet which highlights many seniors including those elders in our community who have achieved the distinction of being centenarians. The Department also holds a series of lunchtime seminars on topics of interest to Seniors. These Seminars occur monthly from October to April.
For more information, visit the Department of Community and Cultural Affairs at:
81 Court St, Hamilton
Age Concern is a Bermudian advocate group directed at linking seniors to the necessary resources. For more information, contact them by phone at 238-7525 or visit them online at www.ageconcern.bm.