AGE-FRIENDLY DESIGNATED BUSINESSES

Random Age-Friendly Communities organization was chosen by the Department of Children, Seniors and Social Development to create an Age-Friendly Business Recognition Program. An Age-Friendly Business Recognition Model including an Assessment Tool that sets out ways a business can better serve its customers, especially older customers, has been developed.

During the pilot year, May 2022 – May 2023, Random Age-Friendly Communities will work with 10 Businesses and help them achieve the Age-Friendly Business Status.

Clarenville Area Consumers Co-op

Congratulations to the Clarenville Area Consumers Co-op on becoming the first grocery store in the Province of Newfoundland and Labrador to be designated as an Age-Friendly Business.

The award was presented to Bob Gammon, Board Chair, Clarenville Area Consumers Co-op by Larry Reid, Chair, Random Age-Friendly Communities and Mayor John Pickett while Manager, Eldon Drodge and other staff members and members of Random Age-Friendly Communities looked on.

This grocery store received its award based upon an assessment of 57 international criteria that included areas such as Accessibility, Comfort, Visibility/Sound, and Customer Service. The Clarenville Area Consumers Co-op exceeds the established criteria required to receive the Age-Friendly Business Designation.

Sound Island Hearing

Congratulations to Sound Island Hearing and Owner/Audiologist Brittany Green on becoming the first Audiologist and first Hearing Clinic to be designated as an Age-Friendly Business in the Province of Newfoundland and Labrador.

The award was presented to Brittany Green, Owner/Audiologist, Sound Island Hearing by Larry Reid, Chair, Random Age-Friendly Communities and Mayor John Pickett.

Sound Island Hearing received its award based upon an assessment of 57 international criteria that included areas such as Accessibility, Comfort, Visibility/Sound, and Customer Service. This clinical service business exceeds the established criteria required to receive the Age-Friendly Business Designation.

Locally owned and operated since 2020, Sound Island Hearing is the only clinic in the Clarenville area with a Registered Clinical Audiologist.

Clarenville Ford

Congratulations Clarenville Ford!

The Age-Friendly Business award was presented to Dealer Principal, Junior Peddle by Larry Reid, Chair, Random Age-Friendly Communities and Mayor John Pickett while other Clarenville Ford staff members looked on.

Established in 1993, Clarenville Ford offers a variety of new & used vehicles as well as automotive parts and service. Services include trusted Ford car repair, original Ford auto parts, and auto financing.

Clarenville Ford received its award based upon an assessment of 57 international criteria that included areas such as Accessibility, Comfort, Visibility/Sound, and Customer Service. This automotive dealership exceeds the established criteria required to receive the Age-Friendly Business Designation.

Clarenville Ford is the first automotive dealership to be awarded the Age-Friendly Business designation in the Province of Newfoundland and Labrador.

NL Credit Union

Congratulations to NL Credit Union, Clarenville Branch!

Shawn Parsons, Branch Manager NLCU received the award from Larry Reid, Chair, Random Age-Friendly Communities and Mayor John Pickett in the presence of 3 NLCU employees and Pat Osmond, Age-Friendly Business Committee member.

NLCU is a full-service financial institution and the largest credit union in the province. Clarenville Branch is one of the 12 provincially regulated and operating branches in major hubs across Newfoundland and Labrador.

NLCU has proudly supported numerous initiatives and organizations over the years. NLCU established their own Scholarship Program to help young graduates in their pursuit of post-secondary education. Through NLCU’s establishment and continuing support of the NLCU Charitable Foundation, well over $1 million has been donated to charities since 2002.

NLCU received its award based upon an assessment of 57 international criteria that included areas such as Accessibility, Comfort, Visibility/Sound, and Customer Service. This financial institution exceeds the established criteria required to receive the Age-Friendly Business Designation.

Congratulations to NL Credit Union, Clarenville Branch on becoming the first financial institution to be designated as an Age-Friendly Business in the Province of Newfoundland and Labrador.

Clarenville Inn

Congratulations to Clarenville Inn!

Clarenville Inn is a 4-star family-owned full-service hotel with an on-site restaurant and lounge with breathtaking harbour views.

This 4-star Canada Select hotel is wheelchair accessible, has a fitness center, heated outdoor pool and hot tub, outdoor fire pit and pet-friendly rooms. Whether you are young or old, Clarenville Inn has just what you need for an unforgettable vacation.

Clarenville Inn offers one of the widest ranges of banquet and conference facilities in the entire region of Clarenville and beyond.

The award was presented to Manager, Bonita Critch by Larry Reid, Chair, Random Age-Friendly Communities and Mayor John Pickett. A number of Clarenville Inn employees were in attendance as well as Leo Bonnell, Vice-Chair Random Age-Friendly Communities.

Clarenville Inn received its award based upon an assessment of 57 international criteria that included areas such as Accessibility, Comfort, Visibility/Sound, and Customer Service. This hotel exceeds the established criteria required to receive the Age-Friendly Business Designation.

Congratulations Clarenville Inn on becoming the First Hotel in the Province of Newfoundland and Labrador to be designated as an Age-Friendly Business.

Clarenville Paint Shop

Congratulations to Clarenville Paint Shop!

For over 40 years, the Paint Shop and its team of professional interior decorators and product experts has been helping customers in the Clarenville area with those finishing touches that personalize, polish and protect their homes.

The Paint Shop is Atlantic Canada’s largest home decorating network, the largest Benjamin Moore retailer in Canada, and is also Canada’s largest Floors First retailer.

Larry Reid, Chair, Random Age-Friendly Communities and Mayor John Pickett presented the Age-Friendly Business Award to Manager, Barbara Goobie and two of her employees, Ashleen Butler and Megan Avery.

Clarenville Paint Shop received its award based upon an assessment of 57 international criteria that included areas such as Accessibility, Comfort, Visibility/Sound, and Customer Service. This paint retailer exceeds the established criteria required to receive the Age-Friendly Business Designation.

Congratulations to Clarenville Paint Shop on becoming the first Paint Retailer in the Province of Newfoundland and Labrador to be designated as an Age-Friendly Business.

East Coast Eyecare

Congratulations to East Coast Eyecare!

East Coast Eyecare is a family-run practice and has been operating in Clarenville since 1979 when Dr. Dean and Dr. Deborah Halleran opened their Optometry Clinic.

Dr. Clare Halleran joined the practice in 2011. Dr. Clare brought new services to the clinic and allowed the practice to grow with the needs of the clinic’s patients. In 2014, Dr. Lorielle Pevie, joined the great team of Doctors, further helping the practice grow.

In 2016, the clinic name was changed to East Coast Eyecare and Dr. Clare took ownership. The new name matches the clinic’s mission of offering their patients complete eye health care and wellness. East Coast Eyecare offers comprehensive vision examinations. They pride themselves on the ability to give full scope, complete eye health care for patients of all ages. They offer a variety of specialty eye services for patients who need them.

The award was presented to Owner, Dr. Clare Halleran by Larry Reid, Chair, Random Age-Friendly Communities and Mayor John Pickett while the employees of East Coast Eyecare and Leo Bonnell, Vice-Chair Random Age-Friendly Communities looked on.

East Coast Eyecare received its award based upon an assessment of 57 international criteria that included areas such as Accessibility, Comfort, Visibility/Sound, and Customer Service. This optometry clinic exceeds the established criteria required to receive the Age-Friendly Business Designation.

East Coast Eyecare is the first Optometry Clinic in the Province of Newfoundland and Labrador to be designated as an Age-Friendly Business.

Health-e Choice Pharmacy

Congratulations Health-e Choice Pharmacy!

Pharmacist/Owner, Todd Barrett accepted the Age-Friendly Business award on behalf of Health-e choice Pharmacy. L-R Pharmacy Assistant, Victoria Bursey; Pharmacy Assistant, Katrina Hickey; Owner Terry Spurrell; Pharmacy Assistant, Rowena Short; Pharmacist/Owner, Tanya Spurrell; Mayor John Pickett; Pharmacist/Owner, Todd Barrett; Random Age-Friendly Chairperson, Larry Reid; Pharmacist/Owner, Bernadine Barrett; Pharmacist Grant Rose.
Health-e Choice Pharmacy is locally owned and operated. This independent community pharmacy has four pharmacists—Todd Barrett, Bernadine Barrett, Grant Rose and Tanya Spurrell and four pharmacy assistants—Victoria Bursey, Katrina Hickey, Shelley Ralph, and Rowena Short,
Since January 2017, Health-e Choice Pharmacy has been taking special care in providing multi-faceted health care services such as blister packaging, compounding, vaccination and flu shot injections, medication management, medication review and care plans, minor ailment prescribing, in-house and natural health products, and ideal protein. Health-e Choice Pharmacy is invested in the community and offers free local delivery.
Health-e Choice Pharmacy received its award based upon an assessment of 57 international criteria that included areas such as Accessibility, Comfort, Visibility/Sound, and Customer Service. This pharmacy exceeds the established criteria required to receive the Age-Friendly Business Designation.

Health-e Choice Pharmacy is the first pharmacy to be awarded the Age-Friendly Business designation in the Province of Newfoundland and Labrador.

Mary Brown’s

Congratulations Mary Brown’s!

The award was presented to Owner, Lorne Squires by Larry Reid, Chair, Random Age-Friendly Communities and Mayor John Pickett. Manager, Robyn Burt and staff member, Vanessa Croucher as well as Leo Bonnell, Vice-Chair, Random Age-Friendly Communities were on hand for the presentation.
Mary Brown’s Clarenville is locally owned and operated by Lorne and Brenda Squires. This comfort food restaurant has 21 employees, some of whom have been working there for 25 to 30 years.
Mary Brown’s has been serving up its famous Chicken and Taters in Clarenville since 1986. This real, wholesome, comfort food is prepared in small batches for quality. It is made fresh from scratch daily–always has been and always will be. Customers can order ahead, eat-in, or take-out.
Mary Brown’s received its award based upon an assessment of 57 international criteria that included areas such as Accessibility, Comfort, Visibility/Sound, and Customer Service. This restaurant exceeds the established criteria required to receive the Age-Friendly Business Designation.

Congratulations Mary Brown’s Clarenville on becoming the first restaurant to be designated as an Age-Friendly Business in the Province of Newfoundland and Labrador.

Richard Power CPA

Congratulations Richard Power, Chartered Professional Accountant!

Larry Reid, Chair, Random Age-Friendly Communities and Mayor John Pickett presented the Age-Friendly Business Award to Accountant/Owner, Richard Power and employees Julia Drodge, Michaela Mahar, Ashley Quinton and Taylor Fisher.

Richard Power, CPA has successfully serviced the business community of Clarenville and surrounding area since 2004 and has enjoyed continued growth in size and services offered.

This audit and accounting practice currently has 7 employees.
Professional services provided by Richard Power, CPA include audit and accounting, forensic investigative services, personal and corporate income tax consulting, accounting system design, management consulting and in-house computerized accounting.

Richard Power, CPA received its award based upon an assessment of 57 international criteria that included areas such as Accessibility, Comfort, Visibility/Sound, and Customer Service.

This accounting firm exceeds the established criteria required to receive the Age-Friendly Business Designation.

Richard Power, CPA is the first accounting firm to be designated as an Age-Friendly Business in the Province of Newfoundland and Labrador.