Residents are encouraged to manage their own financial affairs. For convenience, residents are able to open a trust account in the home and deposit a limited amount of funds for incidentals (hairdressing, tuck shop purchases, outings) for which a statement will be provided.
Residents may be eligible to receive funds from government sources. The following Canadian Federal Government Income Security programs may apply:
• Old Age Security Pension
• Guaranteed Income Supplement
• Allowance Program
• Allowance for the Survivor
• Canada Pension Plan
For more information call Human Resources Development Canada at 1-800-277-9914 or visit www.servicecananda.gc.ca and click on "Seniors".
Veterans Affairs Canada also offers support for qualified veterans and centre civilians, as well as their spouses or dependants. For more information call 1-866¬522-2122 or visit www.vac-acc.gc.ca.