The Senior Safety Program provides information and referral services to seniors. The program holds educational sessions and has direct contact with seniors through in-home visits by the Senior Safety Coordinator.

The Senior Safety Program is a way for seniors, the rural RCMP, and community groups to work together to help prevent crime and keep communities safe.   The program is FREE to all senior residents who are 55 years of age and over, however no one will be refused assistance.

The Seniors Safety Coordinator assists seniors with completing application forms for various programs and rebates and also offers free presentations to seniors groups on various topics including personal safety, telephone and mail fraud and scam awareness, internet safety, elder abuse and home safety.

All information received within the Senior Safety Program is confidential and not disclosed to outside sources unless the senior’s immediate safety is at risk.

For more information on the Seniors Safety Program for the Municipality of Yarmouth, please contact Ashley Rhyno, Senior Safety Coordinator at 902-881-4099. 

You can also complete the Senior Information Referral Sheet, print it, and forward it to the address on the bottom of the form at which time the Senior Safety Coordinator will contact you.  You can also drop it off at the Rural RCMP Detachment on Starr's Road or at the municipal office, 932 Highway 1 in Hebron.  These referral forms are also available at the municipal office in Hebron.

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.

More information on the Vial of Life can be found by clicking on the following link:  Information on the Vial of Life

The Vial of Life is available free of charge from Ashley Rhyno, 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.

Printed copies of the Positive Aging Directory are available free of charge at the Municipal Offices in Hebron or by contacting Ashley Rhyno, Senior Safety Coordinator at 902-881-4099.  You can also request a printed copy be mailed to you by going to the Nova Scotia Department of Seniors website.