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New LifeStyles is the source for seniors looking for more information on living and care options. New LifeStyles benefits seniors and families by giving everyone one easy place to access information with a click, and we benefit communities by offering nationwide senior living and care print and online advertising (https://www.newlifestyles.com/contact/advertising) options.
New LifeStyles goal is to provide people with everything they need to make an informed, comfortable decision about their own or their loved one's future. In addition, our extensive resources are easily accessible - not only saving people time and money, but also reducing the frustration of trying to find information from multiple sources, agencies, or organizations. For those looking for an Assisted Living or Independent Retirement Community, Nursing Home, Alzheimer's Care, Home Care, Hospice Care, or other senior product or senior service, New LifeStyles Online is here to help.
New LifeStyles Mission Statement
New LifeStyles will be "The Source for Seniors", providing comprehensive, quality information on senior residences and care options. This information will be available, free to all that need it. We will lead the market by maximizing quality and advertising exposure for our partners.
New LifeStyles Company Core Values
We will provide an enjoyable working environment where individual's ideas and concerns will be heard and respected. The environment will be teamwork oriented. We will continually provide resources for the development of all employees.
We will provide the highest-quality products and services to our partners while operating ethically with all companies and individuals.
We will invest wisely in the future, looking for opportunities to add products and services that will benefit our partners and New LifeStyles.
New LifeStyles Online went live in 1995 as one of the first senior housing sites on the internet. It is designed for seniors, their families and friends, social workers, case managers, physicians, and anyone else interested in searching one place for nationwide senior living options. New LifeStyles Online houses a database of all state licensed senior communities, home health & hospice agencies nationwide, plus other non-licensed communities and senior products & services. You can view basic information on these companies, contact them through e-mail forms, get more information on them by linking to their sites, take an online tour of communities, download a brochure and more!
New LifeStyles provides senior living guides that are complimentary to the public and distributors. They can be ordered at www.newlifestyles.com or by calling 800-869-9549.
Intermountain Therapy Animals (ITA) is a human service organization, a 501(c)(3) nonprofit, headquartered in Utah, that brings the gift of animal companionship and interaction to people in need. Our mission is to enhance quality of life through the human/animal bond. Our volunteers (people and their own pets) make regular visits to those who are physically or developmentally disabled, emotionally or psychologically impaired, lonely or suffering from depression. All services are free of charge to both client and facility.
ITA therapy animals and their handlers are screened, trained, licensed and insured to participate in animal-assisted interactions (AAI), which may be either animal-assisted activities (AAA) or animal-assisted therapy (AAT). Successful teams have completed both health and temperament screening and volunteer training.
Serving our communities since 1993, we are one of the largest groups of our kind in the United States, with more than 350 volunteer teams doing animal-assisted therapy at more than 100 hospitals, counseling centers, nursing facilities, detention homes, extended care centers, and schools. Chapters of ITA now thrive in Montana, Idaho, Nevada, and Kentucky. We also have affiliated colleague groups in 13 additional states.
We are also the founders of Reading Education Assistance Dogs® (R.E.A.D.®), a literacy support program to foster in children the love of books and the reading environment. R.E.A.D. has spread throughout all 50 of the United States and at least 15 other countries since we launched it in 1999.
The National Ability Center provides world-class adaptive recreation and outdoor adventures for individuals and families of differing abilities, physical, cognitive and developmental, including competitive athletes, youth, veterans and more. Rooted in the mountains of Park City, Utah for over 30 years, with additional facilities in Salt Lake City and Moab, the National Ability Center empowers participants by building self-esteem, confidence and lifetime skills through inclusive programming and activities such as alpine and Nordic skiing, snowboarding, horseback riding, cycling, swimming, rafting, archery, among others. The National Ability Center is globally recognized as a chapter of Disabled Sports USA and is one of only 12 Gold U.S. Paralympic Sports Clubs. For more information, visit discovernac.org.
Adaptive Sports & Adventure Programs Include:
Alpine Skiing & Snowboarding
Cycling, Mountain Biking & Winter Fat tire biking
Camping, Orienteering & Hiking
Water & Paddle Sports
Day and Overnight Camps
Nordic Skiing, Snowshoeing
Supported Internships and more!
The Young Carers Initiative has been supporting the wellbeing and resilience of young carers and their families in Haldimand, Norfolk and Niagara since 2003. Young carers are the hidden population of family caregivers and include children, youth, and young adults who provide care for a family member due to a chronic illness, disability (physical or intellectual), mental health issue, addiction issue, or socioeconomic factor (single parent family, language barrier, etc.). In addition to a caregiving role, young carers may also experience the emotional impact of a family member needing their support. Recent research shows that young carers are at greater risk of depressive symptoms, lower self-esteem and higher levels of loneliness and anxiety when compared to their non-caregiving peers. One recent study from Brock University shows that young carers provide on average 14 hours per week while almost ¼ spend 3 to 6 hours per day, which is equivalent of a part-time job.
Our program called Powerhouse Project offers a variety of free services and activities to empower young carers and give them respite from their caregiving responsibilities. All of our services aim to reduce isolation and caregiver fatigue, alleviate stress and anxiety, and invest peer support. Everything we do is focused on helping young carers achieve future success.
Calgary Silver Linings Foundation (CSLF) is a registered charity that was founded by parents of loved ones who developed eating disorders, mental health specialists and community leaders. Currently, we offer 8-week professionally-facilitated support groups throughout the year, for individuals with eating disorders (18 years and older) and a separate group for parents and loved ones of someone with an eating disorder. CSLF's primary mission is to establish the province's first residential eating disorder treatment centre. Having experienced firsthand the devastation of eating disorders, we are committed to seeing that Albertans navigating these grave mental illnesses are able to access the specialized care that they urgently need right here, at home. To learn more about CSLF, please visit our website, www.silverliningsfoundation.ca
Huddol Events is an online learning portal supporting family caregivers, their loved ones and the health care professionals who work on their behalf. A massive archive of recorded events and live events are available for free to registered members. Visit events.huddol.com to learn more.
The mission of The Eating Disorder Foundation is to be an effective resource in the prevention and elimination of eating disorders through education, support, and advocacy. We offer a variety of free support groups, drop-in services, and free educational presentations. Please see our website for more information on our current offerings.
The mission of Share Pregnancy and Infant Loss Support is to serve those whose lives are touched by the tragic death of a baby through pregnancy loss, stillbirth or in the first few months of life. The work of Share and its supporters often goes unnoticed until tragedy occurs. At Share, bereaved parents find comfort in friendship, strength in shared experiences and hope for healing and happiness. Share, which has more than 75 groups across the country, strives to support every family that is put into these tragic circumstances by hosting support group meetings, by providing online support through Facebook, and by distributing bereavement resources and information. The national office also offers bereavement education and training to professionals, clergy and funeral directors throughout the United States. Share has been offering support to families since 1977. The National Office is headquartered in St. Charles, MO. For more information about Share, please call the National Share Office at 636-947-6164 or visit www.nationalshare.org.
PsychU is a free community and online resource library for individuals engaged in the mental health field. Our 33,000+ members share one simple belief: improved information, increased collaboration, and ongoing discussion will lead to improved mental health care and patient outcomes for individuals with mental illnesses. PsychU members include physicians, clinicians, care managers, nurses, pharmacists, payers, administrators, and other professionals in mental health care.
By becoming part of the community, you’ll gain access to online forums and live events, a library of on-demand mental health resources, and perspectives from industry experts and thought leaders. Visit www.PsychU.org to learn more!
AMSSA is a unique province-wide association that strengthens over 70 member agencies as well as hundreds of community stakeholder agencies who serve immigrants and newcomers, and build culturally inclusive communities, with the knowledge, resources and support they need to fulfill their mandates.
Vision: A just and equitable society in which everyone benefits from social and economic inclusion.
Mission: AMSSA facilitates collaborative leadership, knowledge exchange and stakeholder engagement to support agencies that serve immigrants and build culturally inclusive communities.
Values: Inclusiveness, Integrity, Mutual Respect, Equity, Diversity, Collaboration.
Experience: Since 1977 AMSSA has been providing a diverse range of settlement and integration support and capacity building services including developing and facilitating networking and training events and producing highly relevant information resources. AMSSA also convenes a broad range of BC interest and stakeholders groups to discuss and collaborate on immigration, economic and BC community inclusion issues. AMSSA is also one of the first organizations in the sector to frequently use technology as a cost effective, highly accessible engagement model to distribute information and promote dialogue. All of our settlement and integration capacity building activities are infused with innovative approaches, and are based on AMSSA’s deep values of inclusiveness, integrity and collaboration.