Helping seniors age at home

Shannex is pleased to be a part of the Nursing Home Without Walls initiative. Offering support and services to older adults in the community, the Nursing Home Without Walls program is a collaboration between Social Development, the Université de Moncton, and Healthcare Excellence Canada. 

The program was created in 2019 by Suzanne Dupuis-Blanchard, a researcher at the Université de Moncton. The overarching goal of the program is to promote healthy aging at home by ensuring that older adults and their caregivers living in New Brunswick can age in place with access to appropriate knowledge, support and services.

Support and Services

Nursing Home without Walls offers support and services to older adults in the community aimed at increasing the quality of life for seniors living at home.

  • Ensure that older adults and their families have access to appropriate services and information related to aging in place. 
  • Provide social health initiatives to counter social isolation and loneliness to older adults and their caregivers. 
  • Increase knowledge on health-related issues important to aging in place and healthy aging for older adults and their caregivers. 
  • Empower the local community to respond to the needs of an aging population.

Community Leadership

We are committed to creating meaningful connections with older adults in the community and we are proud to partner with like-minded individuals whose work supports the wellbeing of seniors.

We also value the opportunity to welcome seniors from the community in our homes where they will have the opportunity to meet other seniors alike and take part in activities. 


Meet the Team

Tammy Malley
Senior Navigator, Miramichi

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Tammy Malley

Meet Tammy Malley, a dedicated Seniors Navigator committed to ensuring that seniors can age at home safely and joyfully through the Nursing Home Without Walls initiative. With a Bachelor of Community Health from Brock University, Tammy brings a wealth of knowledge and expertise to her role. 

 

In her capacity as a Seniors Navigator, Tammy connects seniors with essential services and guides them through the complexities of the healthcare and social service system. Her compassionate approach and understanding demeanor make her an invaluable resource for seniors seeking support in navigating their unique challenges. 

Tammy takes the lead in managing the Nursing Home Without Walls team in Miramichi, NB, ensuring a coordinated effort to provide holistic care and support to seniors in their homes. 

For Tammy, the Nursing Home Without Walls initiative is not just a job; it’s a passion-driven commitment to enhancing the quality of life for seniors and promoting a sense of connection within the community.  

Kalecia Young
Seniors Wellness Coordinator, Miramichi

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Kalecia Young

Meet Kalecia Young, a Seniors Wellness Coordinator, dedicated to providing crucial program support for the Nursing Home Without Walls initiative in Miramichi, NB. In her role, Kalecia visits isolated seniors, supervises events, acts as a reliable point of contact for seniors engaged in activities, and offers essential social interaction to our Nursing Home Without Walls seniors. 

Kalecia’s ability to connect with people and ensure a positive experience is an asset to the seniors she supports. Kalecia holds a Child and Youth Care diploma from New Brunswick Community College, reflecting her commitment to understanding the unique needs of diverse age groups. Furthermore, she possesses a Certificate in Carpentry, showcasing her versatile skill set. 

Kalecia’s multifaceted background and genuine passion for enhancing the well-being of seniors make her an invaluable member of the Nursing Home Without Walls team.  

Kelly Moore-Dennis
Seniors Navigator Assistant

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Kelly Moore-Dennis

Meet Kelly Moore-Dennis, our compassionate Seniors Navigator Assistant and the welcoming voice you’ll encounter first when contacting our office.

With diplomas in Administrative Clerk and Health Unit Clerk, acquired from esteemed local career colleges in Miramichi, Kelly possesses the perfect blend of expertise and empathy. Her years of administration experience have honed her organizational skills, ensuring our office operates seamlessly.

Kelly’s dedication to making every caller feel valued and understood aligns perfectly with our commitment to service excellence. She stands as the ideal first point of contact for potential clients and their families seeking assistance with our Nursing Home Without Walls program.

Brenda Foster
Senior Navigator, Greater Saint John

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Brenda Foster

Introducing Brenda Foster, Seniors Navigator dedicated to serving seniors from Greater Saint John, NB, including Grand Bay- Westfield, Quispamsis, and Rothesay. Passionate about supporting seniors and their families, Brenda’s primary goal is to connect seniors with essential services that enable them to age comfortably in their own homes. She believes that fostering connections to communities and resources is vital for the mental health and well-being of seniors. 

Brenda’s educational background lies in Human Services and Holistic Health, allowing a holistic approach to addressing the unique needs of seniors. She also holds valuable experience in mental health, addictions, housing, and domestic violence. She is excited to lend her knowledge and expertise to the Nursing Home Without Walls program. 

As a Senior Navigator, Brenda collaborates with Embassy Hall, Tucker Hall, Cohen Hall, and the Greater Saint John area community, striving to make a positive impact and facilitate a lasting difference in the lives of seniors. 

Rebecca Laforest
Seniors Navigator, Moncton

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Rebecca Laforest

Rebecca Laforest, a dedicated Seniors Navigator in the Greater Moncton Region, is committed to enhancing the lives of seniors, enabling them to live independently at home for as long as possible. With extensive experience in senior care, Rebecca leads the Nursing Home Without Walls program, providing personalized support and companionship to combat social isolation. From her roots as a Personal Support Worker to her role as a Recreation Coordinator fostering community among seniors, Rebecca’s leadership shines through her empathy and innovative approach to senior care, offering a beacon of hope to both seniors and their caregivers.


Contact Us

Are you 60 or over and looking for services to help you stay at home? 

Are you already serving seniors in the community and want to be part of our Nursing Home Without Walls project?

Contact our Senior Navigator at Losier Hall or Embassy Hall/Cohen Hall/Tucker Hall with the Nursing Home Without Walls project to learn more:

Location

Losier Hall

515 Water St,
Miramichi, NB
E1V 0K4

Location

Embassy Hall, Cohen Hall, Tucker Hall

75 Bloom Ln,
Saint John, NB
E2K 0K7

Contact

Brenda Foster, Seniors Navigator

Upcoming Events

Dementia Support

July 23
10:30 A.M.: Cohen Hall CHapel

Join us as Nicole Tompkins from the Alzheimer Society of New Brunswick shares invaluable insights on dementia. Gain a deeper understanding of the symptoms and behaviors linked with the condition, empowering you to recognize and respond effectively.

Questions? Call 506-773-4214

Alzheimer’s Disease Support

First Tuesday each month
6:30 p.m. – 8:30 p.m.
Losier Hall, 515 Water St, Miramichi, New Brunswick

The Alzheimer Society of New Brunswick is now offering in-person support for family members and friends of people living with Alzheimer’s disease or other forms of dementia.

Caregiver Support Network is a safe and inclusive peer support
group where family members and friends of people living with
dementia can come together to share and learn.

Questions? Call 506-773-4214

Host an Event with NHWW

Are you already serving seniors in the community and want to be part of our Nursing Home Without Walls project?

Contact our Senior Navigators:

Miramichi: nhwwmiramichi@shannex.com

Saint John: NHWWsaintjohn@shannex.com


Past Events

Grief Support

Every Thursday
April 4 – May 9
6:00 p.m. – 8:00 p.m.
School House at Losier Hall, 515 Water St, Miramichi, New Brunswick

Are you struggling with the loss of a loved one? Our Grief Support Group is here to provide solace and support through these difficult times.

Questions? Call 506-773-4214

Power of Attorneys and Wills

Thursday, March 28
3:00 p.m.
School house, Losier Hall, 515 Water St, Miramichi, New Brunswick

Seniors and their families interested in learning more about Power of Attorneys and Wills are invited to meet with lawyer Tim Murphy during an upcoming law clinic.

The 15-minute sessions will be one-on-one with Tim and will take place at the School House at Losier Hall at 3 p.m. on Thursday, March 28.