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Positive Aging 2018 Directory of Programs and Services - Dial whenyoudon'tknowwheretoturn. ns.211.ca - Government of Nova Scotia
Positive Aging
2018 Directory of
Programs and Services

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Message from the Premier of Nova Scotia              Message from the Minister of Seniors
    I’m pleased to present the Positive Aging            Thank you for taking the time to explore the
    Directory for 2018.                                  2018 Positive Aging Directory.
    By 2030 more than one in four Nova Scotians          Nova Scotia’s population of seniors is growing,
    will be aged 65 and over. As seniors become          and they are redefining what it means to age. They
    a larger proportion of our population, we need       often move gradually from full-time employment to
    to embrace this demographic change and               retirement and are looking for ways to stay active –
    celebrate the contributions older adults offer by    physically, mentally and socially.
    ensuring they are engaged and participating in       Older Nova Scotians are leaders in our
    community life.                                      communities and valuable assets for our future.
    We are taking steps to make sure that happens.       What’s good for them is good for everyone in
    Last year we launched Shift: Nova Scotia’s           the community. That’s why it is so important
    Action Plan for an Aging Population. The plan        that government keeps our aging population
    focuses on helping older Nova Scotians stay          informed and engaged in community activities,
    involved and connected to their communities,         programs, and services.
    promoting healthy living and keeping older           This directory is produced every year to keep
    adults in the workforce.                             you up-to-date on any new opportunities for
    Our population is staying active and independent     learning, socializing, volunteering and being
    longer than ever before. It is important that        active. It gives you quick and easy access to the
    we have programs and services that will help         information you need to live happy, healthy lives.
    Scotians live comfortably and safely in their        The Department of Seniors welcomes your
    homes and communities for as long as possible.       comments and inquiries. I encourage you to stay
    It’s also important that older adults know about     connected with us by visiting us at novascotia.
    the services that are available to them. Please      ca/seniors, following us on Twitter @NSSeniors,
    use this directory to find out about the excellent   or calling us toll-free at 1-844-277-0770.
    programs available to you.
                                                         Sincerely,
    Sincerely,

                                                         Honourable Leo A. Glavine
    Honourable Stephen McNeil                            Minister of Seniors
    Premier of Nova Scotia

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About this Directory

Welcome to the 28th edition of                           Better Business Bureau. Any reliance users
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Developing the Plan
                                                                                               This action plan has been a government-wide initiative, led by the Depart-

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                                                                                               ment of Seniors, involving broad consultation with Nova Scotians.

                                                                                               An advisory committee was established, consisting of community leaders
                                                                                               and senior officials from across government. The advisory committee was
                                                                                               supported by three working groups made up of representatives from various
                                                                                               government departments, business, academia, and the community. Each
                                                                                               working group had a specific area of focus and provided recommendations
                                                                                               to the advisory committee.

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                                               the same time, the Nova Scotia Centre on Aging at Mount Saint Vincent
                                                        led a public engagement initiative on behalf of the Government of
                                                                                               Nova Scotia.

    The Government of Nova
    Scotia is leading a shift in
    thinking and in practice
    that will benefit all Nova
    Scotians, including older
    adults, in all their diversity.

                                                                                                                                                   Shift
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    Contents
     Important Numbers. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .  6                         2. CAREGIVING & SUPPORT. . . . . . 25
     Information and Referral . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 6                      Assistance for Caregivers. . . . . . . . . . . . . .  25
     Key Contacts . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .  9                   Continuing Care and Long-term Care
     Organizations with leadership, knowledge,                                              (including Home Support Services) . .  25
     expertise and connections related to                                                Assisted Living. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .  32
     issues of aging in Nova Scotia. . . . . . . . . . . . . 9
                                                                                         For Veterans. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .  32

     1. ACTIVE LIVING. . . . . . . . . . . . . . 18                                      3. E
                                                                                             MPLOYMENT &
     Community Activities & Leisure. . . . . . . . .  18                                    ENTREPRENEURSHIP. . . . . . . . . 34
     Public Libraries . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .  18                    Employment Services. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .  34
     Internet and Online Training. . . . . . . . . . . .  19                             Job Bank. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 36
     Services for Newcomers. . . . . . . . . . . . . . .  19                             Online Training. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 36
     Sport and Recreation. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .  20                         Social Entrepreneurship. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 38
     Travel . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .  23              Redefining Retirement . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 38
     Lifelong Learning . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .  23
     Provincial Volunteer Awards. . . . . . . . . . . .  24                              4. FINANCES. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 39
                                                                                         Financial Assistance . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .  39
                                                                                         Financial Planning . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .  40
                                                                                         Pensions and Other Benefits . . . . . . . . . . .  40
                                                                                         Taxes and Tax Credits. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .  40

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5. HEALTH AND WELLNESS. . . . . . 49                                    Police. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 74
      Provincial Health Services . . . . . . . . . . . . .  49                Office of the Fire Marshall. . . . . . . . . . . . . .  74
      Nova Scotia Health Insurance (MSI) . . . . .  49                        Human Rights . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .  75
      Ambulance Services . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .  50              Fraud Awareness. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 75
      811—Health Information and Advice. . . . .  51                          Consumer Information and Complaints. . . . 75
      Seniors’ Pharmacare Program. . . . . . . . . .  51                      Legal Matters . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .  76
      Private Health Insurance. . . . . . . . . . . . . . .  55               Nova Scotia Department of Justice. . . . . . . . 76
      Dental. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .  70   Legal Information Society of
                                                                                 Nova Scotia (LISNS). . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 77
      Addiction Services. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .  55
                                                                              Other Legal Resources. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 77
      Mental Health. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .  56
                                                                              Vital Statistics and Proof of Age. . . . . . . . . . . . 9
      Health Screening Programs . . . . . . . . . . . .  56
                                                                              Managing Your Affairs. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 76
      Falls Prevention. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .  57
                                                                              End of Life. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .  78
      Services for Frail, Disabled,
         or Homebound Seniors. . . . . . . . . . . . .  57                    What to Do When Someone Dies. . . . . . . . . . 78
      In-Home and Community Meal Programs.  58                                Hospice, Palliative Care, and Bereavement. . 79
      Telephone Contact Programs. . . . . . . . . . .  59
                                                                              8. TRANSPORTATION. . . . . . . . . . . 81
n 3   Health Equipment and Services. . . . . . . . .  59
                                                                              Licenses and Safe Driving . . . . . . . . . . . . .  81
      6. HOUSING. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 60                      Driver’s Licence. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 81
      Housing Nova Scotia – Grants and Loans. 60                              Accessible Parking, Licence Plates,
                                                                                 and Permits. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 81
      Home Adaptations . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 60
                                                                              Veteran Plates . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 81
      Financial Assistance Programs . . . . . . . . . . . 61
                                                                              Driver’s Licence Refunds. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 81
      Home Maintenance, Renovations, and
        Environmental Assessments . . . . . . . .  61                         Seniors’ Safety Driving Discount Program. . 81
      Snow Removal for Seniors & Persons with                                 Driver Evaluation Program. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 81
         Disabilities. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .  62        Alternatives to Driving . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .  82
      Moving / Downsizing Services for Seniors.63                             Transportation Services by County. . . . . . . . 82
      Housing Options . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .  63
      Housing Nova Scotia . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 63
      Assisted Living Facilities . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 65         INDEX
      Boarding Homes . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 68       Index of Programs and Services. . . . . . . . . . . 86
      Residential Tenancies Act. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 68             An index of all the organizations, agencies,
                                                                              and government departments featured within
      7. SAFETY AND SECURITY. . . . . . . 69                                  the publication.
      Emergency Planning. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .  69
      Personal Emergency Response Systems .  70
      Preventing Falls. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .  70
      Adult Protection. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .  71
      Seniors Safety Program . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .  72

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Important Numbers

    EMERGENCY – Call 911
    Ambulance - Fire - Poison - Police
    911 is for emergency situations anytime a person’s health, safety or property is threatened, and
    help is needed right away. Language interpretation services are available in over 100 languages.
    911 service is available to teletypewriter (TTY) users

    NON-EMERGENCY: INFORMATION AND REFERRAL
    211 Nova Scotia                                                             411
    Helping you find the right community program or                              Local directory assistance
    government program and service in Nova Scotia.
                                                                                 511
    211 is available 24 hours a day, 7 days a week.                              Helping you find information about provincial
    The service helps people find programs and                                   roads in Nova Scotia.
    services in their community for themselves or
    someone they care about. It is free, confidential                            511 is a traveler information telephone line and
    and available in over 100 languages. 211 service                             web-based map that provides information on
    is available to hearing impaired community by                                road conditions and construction projects on
    dialing 1-888-692-1382                                                       provincial roads.

    Phone . . . . . . . . . . . . . . dial 2-1-1 in Nova Scotia                  Call 511 or view the map at
                                                                                 511.novascotia.ca/en/map
    E-mail . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .  help@ns.211.ca
    Text . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 21167   811
                                                                                 For health information and advice when you
    Search comprehensive database at ns.211.ca                                   have a health concern or questions.
    311                                                                         811 is a confidential health line that provides
    Helping you find Halifax Regional Municipality                               access to registered nurses 24 hours a day,
    Government Information and Services                                          seven days a week.
    311 is a free municipal government service                                   811 nurses can assess your symptoms and/
    that provides access, from anywhere in HRM,                                  or provide health information and advice. The
    to a wide variety of municipal information and                               service can be accessed in English and French
    services. Language interpretation services are                               through bilingual nurses, and interpretation
    available in over 100 languages.                                             services are available in over 100 languages.
    Non-emergency service requests can be                                        811 can also be access by hearing impaired by
    submitted online at Halifax.ca/311                                           calling 711.

    311 service is available to hearing impaired                                 Visit our website at 811.novascotia.ca
    (TTY/TDD) users by calling 902-490-6645 or
    toll free 1-866-236-0020

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Government of Nova Scotia -                                   Frequently Requested Numbers
Provincial Programs                                          Continuing Care Services: (Home Care,
                                                              Long-Term Care, Caregiver Allowance,
When you want to know more about provincial                   Adult Protection) . . . . . . . . . . . . 1-800-225-7225
government services, programs, and initiatives,
                                                              Find a Family Physician  . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 811
contact Public Enquiries, Service Nova Scotia.
                                                              Home Repair Grants & Loans
Phone (metro)  . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 902-424-5200
                                                              (by regional office)  . . . . . . . . . . . . . . See page 61
Toll-Free (within North America) . . 1-800-670-4357
                                                              Housing and Care / Housing Authorities
Telecommunication Device for the Hearing and                  (by regional office) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . See page 63
Speech Impaired (TTY)
                                                              Income Tax (personal tax and volunteer clinics)
Toll-Free (within North America) 1-877-404-0867               1-800-959-8281
E-mail . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .  askus@novascotia.ca   MSI (Health cards) . . . . . . . . . . . 1-800-563-8880
novascotia.ca                                                 Pharmacare Program  . . . . . . . . 1-800-544-6191

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Important Numbers

    Property Tax Rebate  . . . . . . . . . 1-877-296-9338              Employment Insurance (EI) benefits . . . . . . . . . .
    Pension Plans:                                                     1-800-622-6232
    Provincial . .  902-424-5070 or 1-800-774-5070                     canada.ca – click on “Employment Insurance”
    Service Nova Scotia (motor vehicles, vital                         GST/HST Tax Credit  . . . . . . . . . 1-800-959-1953
    statistics, licenses, land registration, consumer
                                                                       Passports  . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 1-800-567-6868
    services, Provincial Tax Commission)
    Public Inquiries  . . . . . . . . . . . .  902-424-5200 or         Pensions/Seniors  . . . . . . . . . . .  1800-277-9914
    1-800-670-4357                                                     • Old Age Security (OAS), Guaranteed Income
                                                                          Supplement (GIS), and Canada Pension Plan
    Nova Scotia Office of the Ombudsman                                  (CPP) (English) 1-800-277-9914 / (Francais)
    The Office of the Ombudsman provides an                               1-800-277-9915
    independent review of concerns/complaints
                                                                       • Federal Pension Plans  . . . . . . 1-800-561-7930
    involving provincial and municipal government
    programs and services.                                             Social Insurance Number (SIN) .  1-800-206-7218

    Phone . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 902-424-6780   Benefits Finder

    Toll-free  . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 1-800-670-1111    Answer the questions on the website to get a
                                                                       customized list of benefits for which you may be
    E-mail . . . . . . . . . . . ombudsman@novascotia.ca
                                                                       eligible. The Benefits Finder may suggest benefits
    novascotia.ca/ombu                                                 from the federal or provincial government, and
                                                                       does not collect or track your information.
    Government of Canada -                                             canada.ca – click on “Benefits” from the top
                                                                       menu bar, then select “Benefits - More”
    Federal Programs 
    Federal Government General Inquiries
    When you need information about federal
    programs and services, new initiatives, or
    information products, call the toll-free number or
    visit the website.
    This is your primary access point to the
    Government of Canada.
    Web: Canada.ca 
    1-800-O-CANADA (1-800-622-6232)
    TTY 1 800 926-9105

    Frequently Requested Numbers
    Canada Revenue Agency (CRA)  .  1-800-267-6999

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Key Contacts

Vital Statistics and Proof of Age                                  Societies Act / Registry of Joint
Birth, Marriage, and Death Certificates
                                                                   Stock Companies
Service Nova Scotia’s Vital Statistics Office                      Seniors’ clubs, councils, and other
issues birth, marriage, and death certificates for                 organizations may incorporate under the
people who were born, married, or died in Nova                     Societies Act for a fee of $43.60, with an annual
Scotia. There are restrictions on who can apply                    renewal fee of $31.15.
for these certificates. You may apply for a birth,
marriage, or death certificate online:                             Registry of Joint Stock Companies
                                                                   9 North, Maritime Centre 1505 Barrington Street
novascotia.ca/sns/access/online-services
                                                                   P.O. Box 1529
(click on the Birth, Death, or Marriage Certificate                Halifax, NS B3J 2Y4
Online option)
                                                                   Phone . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 902-424-7770
Vital Statistics Office                                            Toll-free  . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 1-800-225-8227
300 Horseshoe Lake Drive, Bayers Lake                              E-mail . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . rjsc@novascotia.ca or
Business Park                                                      rjsc.societies@novascotia.ca
Mail Address                                                       novascotia.ca/sns/rjsc
P.O. Box 157, Halifax, NS B3J 2M9
Phone . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 902-424-4381   Organizations with leadership, knowledge,
Toll-free (within Nova Scotia) . . 1-877-848-2578                  expertise and connections related to
E-mail . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . vstat@gov.ns.ca
                                                                   issues of aging in Nova Scotia, include:
novascotia.ca/sns/vitalstats.asp                                   Community Links

Proof of Age                                                       Nova Scotia Advisory Council on the
                                                                   Status of Women
Many price reductions and other benefits are
available to seniors. To receive them, you will be                 Phone . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 902-424-8662
expected to prove your age. Many businesses                        Toll-free  . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 1-800-565-8662
will accept your Old Age Security (OAS)                            E-mail . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . women@novascotia.ca
identification card, passport, driver’s licence,
or a general photo ID card, such as the one                        women.novascotia.ca
available from the Registry of Motor Vehicles.
                                                                   Seniors’ Councils, Clubs,
Photo IDs 
The fee for the photo identification card service
                                                                   and Centres
is $17.70, and the card is valid for five years.                   About a dozen seniors’ councils and over 150
Phone . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 902-424-5851   seniors’ clubs are active in Nova Scotia. The
                                                                   clubs offer a wide variety of programs and
Toll-free  . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 1-800-898-7668
                                                                   social events for seniors in their area. To find
novascotia.ca/sns/paal/RMV/paal275.asp                             out if there is a club in your area call 211.

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Seniors’ Councils                                                  Seniors’ Clubs and Centres
     Councils are comprised of representatives                          Metro Region
     from each seniors’ club. They serve as a forum
     for sharing information and addressing local                       Chebucto Links
     seniors’ issues.                                                   2080 Windsor Street, Halifax, NS
     Antigonish/Guysborough Senior Citizens’                            Phone . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 902-422-3525
     Council #63                                                        E-mail . . . . . . . chebucto.links@ns.sympatico.ca
     Catherine Hartling
                                                                        chebuctolinks.ca
     Phone . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .  902-232-2113
     Cape Breton Council of Senior Citizens and                         Campbell’s Cole Harbour Senior Citizens Club
     Pensioners                                                         16A Circassion Drive, Cole Harbour, NS
     Emerson Jessome
                                                                        Agnes Elms
     Phone . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 902-736-2174
                                                                        Phone . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 902-435-0106
     Colchester/East Hants Seniors’ Council
                                                                        campbellsseniorclub.ca
     Vince DeAdder
     Phone . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 902-662-2536   Dartmouth Seniors’ Service Centre
     Cumberland County Senior Citizens’ Council                         45 Ochterloney Street, Dartmouth, NS
     Arnold Smith                                                       Phone . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 902-465-5578
     Phone . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 902-661-4296   E-mail . . . . . . .  j.garrison@dartmouthseniors.ca
     Ethel Gilbert
                                                                        Community Recreation & Wellness – Northwood
     Phone . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 902-597-3664   (previously Reboom)
     Inverness-Victoria Council of Seniors                              2615 Northwood Terrace, Halifax, NS
     & Pensioners
                                                                        Phone . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 902-454-3351
     Joe Praught
                                                                        northwood.care
     Phone . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 902-625-3704
     Kings County Senior Citizens’ Council                              and 123 Gary Martin Drive, Bedford, NS
     Rita Tibert                                                        Phone . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 902-407-8550
     Phone . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 902-678-1658   Pauline Potter Fitness Centre
     Pictou County Council of Seniors                                   2630 Gottingen Street, Halifax, NS
     Terry Donavan
                                                                        Phone . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 902-493-5641
     Phone . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 902-382-2279
                                                                        Sackville Seniors Advisory Council
     Richmond County Senior Citizens’ Council
     Claire Marchand                                                    45 Connolly Road, Lower Sackville, NS

     Phone . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 902-345-2499   Phone . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 902-864-5591

     Sackville Seniors’ Advisory Council                                E-mail . . . . . . . . . . . . . kenmark20@hotmail.com
     Charlene Nolan                                                     sackvilleseniors.com
     Phone . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 902-864-5591
                                                                        Spencer House Seniors’ Centre
     Yarmouth County Senior Citizens’ Council
                                                                        Spencer House is a drop-in community centre
     Eileen Pothier
                                                                        catering to older adults. We provide programs
     Phone . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 902-663-4700   and services to support an independent, active

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and healthy lifestyle. Hours of operation:                         Nouveaux Horizons de la Baronnie
Weekdays, 10:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m.                                  Lower West Pubnico
5596 Morris Street Halifax, NS B3J 1C2                             Phone . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 902-762-2655
Phone . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 902-421-6131
                                                                   Tiverton Super Seniors
E-mail . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . ed@spencerhouse.ca
                                                                   Tiverton, Long Island
spencerhouse.ca
                                                                   Phone . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 902-839-2244
Cape Breton Region                                                 Westport Super Seniors
Steelworkers and Sydney Pensioners Club                            Westport
30 Inglis Street, Sydney, NS                                       Phone . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 902-839-2015
Phone . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 902-539-8000
                                                                   Other Nova Scotia Seniors’
North Shore Region                                                 Organizations
Club 60
                                                                   Association of Dalhousie Retirees and
Antigonish, NS                                                     Pensioners
Phone . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 902-863-6976   This association facilitates and promotes the
                                                                   sharing of information to Dalhousie University
Greenfield Oldsters Club
                                                                   (Dal) retirees, and promotes a sense of continuing
Aspen, NS                                                          membership within the family of Dal retirees.
Phone . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 902-833-2230   Phone . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 902-494-7174
Pictou County New Horizons Seniors’ Centre                         E-mail . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .  adrp@dal.ca
Pictou, NS                                                         adrp.dal.ca
Phone . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 902-485-2573
                                                                   Indo-Canadian Seniors Group of
Seniors Outreach/Help Line
                                                                   Nova Scotia
c/o Valley View Villa, Stellarton
                                                                   This group addresses healthy lifestyles and
Phone . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 902-752-8400   organizes recreational, cultural, and fundraising
E-mail . . . . . . . marymaclellan100@hotmail.com                  activities. It offers presentations on a variety
                                                                   of topics, including health issues, investments,
South Shore Region                                                 insurance, estate planning, literacy, social
Bridgewater Senior Citizens’ Club                                  benefits, exercise, and meditation.
Bridgewater                                                        Mr. Sunder Sharma, President
Phone . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 902-543-5719   Phone . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 902-423-1988

Western Region                                                     Nova Scotia Centre on Aging (NSCA)
Bear River New Horizons Centre                                     For 25 years, the NSCA at Mount Saint Vincent
Bear River                                                         University has advanced knowledge on aging-
                                                                   related issues through research, education,
Phone . . . . . . .  902-467-3919 or 902-467-3930
                                                                   and community engagement. The NSCA’s main
                                                                   areas of expertise are focused on issues related
                                                                   to family and friend caregivers, home-care

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human resources, age-friendly communities,                         adults affiliated with those organizations,
     dementia care, nursing home residents’                             this representation strengthens the voice and
     quality of life, and abuse of older adults. The                    presence of seniors in influencing government
     NSCA conducts local, provincial, regional, and                     decision making.
     national projects in collaboration with a wide                     All seniors and seniors’ groups are encouraged
     range of public and private sector partners,                       to make their views known to us as our
     including other universities and not-for-profit                    representation and advocacy is not limited to
     organizations. The NSCA has developed a                            the nine organizations. For further information
     sound reputation for producing high-quality                        please contact the Chair, Bill Berryman, at
     relevant materials, which link research to policy.                 bberryman@nstu.ca or 902-633-2211.
     Phone . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 902-457-6546
                                                                        CARP—A New Vision of Aging in Canada
     E-mail . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . nsca@msvu.ca
                                                                        CARP is a national organization that promotes
     msvu.ca/nsca                                                       the rights and quality of life for Zoomers—
                                                                        Canadians aged 50 and over. A non-profit
     NSCA Endowment—                                                    association that does not receive government
     Dr. F. R. MacKinnon Fund                                           funding, CARP advocates for social change,
     The Dr. F. R. MacKinnon fund supports the                          offers member benefits and information, and
     mandate of the Nova Scotia Centre on Aging to                      hosts community events through its chapters.
     promote education for seniors, practitioners,                      CARP Nova Scotia Chapter Ian MacDonald, Chair
     and caregivers; to consult with seniors’
                                                                        Phone . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 902-495-8284
     organizations and decision makers; and to
     support research initiatives that benefit seniors.                 E-mail . . . . . . . . . . . . chair@CARPNovaScotia.ca
     To donate, please contact:                                         CARPnovascotia.ca
     Dr. F. R. MacKinnon Endowment Fund
     University Advancement
                                                                        Community Links
                                                                        Community Links is a provincial non-profit
     Mount Saint Vincent University, Halifax
                                                                        organization with a membership composed of
     Phone . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 902-457-6470   seniors’ clubs, senior-serving organizations, and
     E-mail . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . giving@msvu.ca    individual members aged 55+. Community Links
                                                                        works to promote healthy, age-friendly communities
     msvu.ca/nsca
                                                                        and quality of life for older adults in Nova Scotia
                                                                        through knowledge transfer, capacity building, and
     Seniors Advisory Council of Nova Scotia                            advocacy. Regionally based Ageing Well Together
     The Seniors Advisory Council of Nova Scotia,                       Coalitions work with community partners in many
     formerly called the Group of IX, serves as                         aspects of aging well, including physical activity and
     an advisory body to Government through                             falls prevention, age-friendly communities, access to
     the Department of Seniors to facilitate the                        transportation, and gambling awareness.
     development of government age-related policies,
                                                                        Community Links is affiliated with the National
     programs and services. The Council is dedicated
                                                                        Pensioners Federation.
     to improving the inclusion, well-being and
     independence of older adults living in Nova Scotia.                Mary MacLellan, President

     The Seniors Advisory Council is an independent                     Phone . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 902-755-1123
     body of elected volunteers representing nine                       E-mail . . . . . . . marymaclellan100@hotmail.com
     seniors organizations. With over 100,000 older                     nscommunitylinks.ca

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National Association of Federal Retirees                           Regroupement des aînés de la
The National Association of Federal Retirees                       Nouvelle-Écosse (RANE)
protects the benefits and promotes the interests                   Le RANE est l’organisme porte-parole des
of people (and their spouses and survivors) who                    aînés de l’Acadie de la Nouvelle-Écosse. En
have retired from the ranks of the Public Service of               plus de faire valoir les points de vues, désirs et
Canada, the Canadian Forces, the Royal Canadian                    besoins des aînés de cette communauté auprès
Mounted Police, and federally appointed judges.                    des diverses instances gouvernementales et
Phone . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .  1-855-304-4700      communautaires, le RANE favorise et valorise la
                                                                   contribution des aînés à la collectivité.
E-mail . . . . . . . . . . . .  service@federalretirees.ca
                                                                   VISION DU RANE: Les ainés acadiens et
federalretirees.ca
                                                                   francophones de la Nouvelle-Écosse contribuent
                                                                   pleinement à la vitalité de leur communauté, à la
Federation of Senior Citizens and
                                                                   pérennité de leur langue et culture en s’engagent
Pensioners of Nova Scotia (FSCPNS)
                                                                   à l’atteinte de leur Mieux-être.
The Federation was formed in 1973 and today
the membership represents the active affiliation                   Le Regroupement compte des membres
of 12 Councils and 130 clubs from all areas of                     répartis dans plus de dix régions acadiennes et
the Province. The organization is affiliated with                  francophones de la Nouvelle-Écosse. Pour de plus
the National Federation of Senior Citizens and                     amples renseignements au sujet des activités du
Pensioners. The Federation monitors seniors’                       Regroupement ou pour devenir membre, n’hésitez
programs and services and advocates for                            pas à visiter leur site Web au rane.ns.ca ou à
improvements as necessary. A provincial Annual                     communiquer avec le bureau du RANE au
Meeting held annually in Truro provides the                        902-304-9533 ou par courriel dg@rane.ns.ca.
affiliated councils and clubs, through resolutions                 George Cottreau, Président
and debate, an opportunity to have their issues                    Phone . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 902-434-2995
forwarded to the appropriate government
department for action and response.                                Courriel . . . . . . . . . . cottreau.george@gmail.com

Terry Donovan, President                                           Retired Teachers Organization of the
Phone . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 902-382-2279   Nova Scotia Teachers Union
                                                                   The Retired Teachers Organization (RTO) of
E-mail . . . . . . . . . . . . . terrydonovan@eastlink.ca
                                                                   the NSTU is the official body representing the
Nova Scotia Government Retired                                     retired teachers of Nova Scotia. The mission
Employees Association (NSGREA)                                     statement of the organization states that the
NSGREA is the “Voice to Government” on behalf                      RTO will advance, promote and protect the
of both government and general employees                           welfare of its 7,200 members.

of the government of Nova Scotia. NSGREA is                        The RTO is well informed of the issues and
dedicated to the well-being of all retirees who                    opportunities for seniors in Nova Scotia through
are receiving a pension from the N.S. Public                       contact with members and is positioned to initiate
Service Superannuation Pension Plan, and                           responses, alone or in partnership with regional,
its main purpose is to monitor the members’                        provincial and national organizations, that engender
Pension and Health Plan.                                           a healthy, active and engaged life in retirement.

Phone . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 902-865-5050   Bill Berryman, President

E-mail . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . office@nsgrea.ca    Phone . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 902-633-2211
nsgrea.ca                                                          E-mail . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . bberryman@nstu.ca

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Royal Canadian Legion, Nova Scotia/                                Health-Related Organizations
     Nunavut Command
                                                                        ALS Society of New Brunswick and
     The RCL is a not-for-profit, dues-supported                        Nova Scotia
     organization that advocates and secures
                                                                        The ALS Society of New Brunswick and Nova
     benefits and support services for veterans
                                                                        Scotia is committed to supporting individuals
     and their families. The members of the                             living with amyotrophic lateral sclerosis (ALS)
     Royal Canadian Legion are the keepers of                           by providing equipment free of charge, caregiver
     Remembrance in Canada. The RCL also delivers                       support, information, and referrals, and by
     and supports programs for youth and seniors                        funding research to find a cure.
     through community branches and provincial/
                                                                        Phone . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 902-454-3636
     territorial/dominion Commands.
                                                                        Toll-free  . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 1-866-625-7257
     Phone . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 902-429-4090
                                                                        E-mail . . . . . . . . . . supportservices@alsnbns.ca
     Toll-free  . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 1-877-809-1145
                                                                        alsnbns.ca
     E-mail . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . info@ns.legion.ca

     Section of Senior and Retired Doctors of                           Alzheimer Society of Nova Scotia
     Doctors Nova Scotia                                                Alzheimer Society of Nova Scotia is committed
                                                                        to alleviating the personal and social
     The mission of the Section of Senior and Retired
                                                                        consequences of Alzheimer’s disease and other
     Doctors (SSRD) is to:
                                                                        dementias and to promoting the search for the
     • promote the health and welfare of senior                        causes, treatments, and cures.
        physicians;                                                     Phone . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 902-422-7961
     • advocate for evidence-based actions and                         Toll-free  . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 1-800-611-6345
        policies that improve the health status of all
                                                                        E-mail . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .  alzheimer@asns.ca
        Nova Scotians, with particular attention to
        issues affecting seniors                                        alzheimer.ca/ns
     The SSRD is a leader in the movement to                            Aphasia Association of Nova Scotia
     establish a national section for senior and retired
                                                                        Aphasia Nova Scotia promotes and supports
     physicians. About 22% (585 members) of the
                                                                        the participation of people with aphasia in their
     members of Doctors Nova Scotia (DNS) are aged
                                                                        own communities. Programs: 1) Expressive
     65 years or older, the seniors category. The SSRD                  Cafe support group for people with aphasia,
     connects with the Canadian Medical Association                     their partners, families, and friends in Halifax,
     via our provincial organization, DNS.                              Antigonish, Sydney & Berwick. 2) Aphasia
     Recognizing that the Social Determinants of                        Camp is an annual recreation camp for adults
     Health are responsible for three-quarters of                       with aphasia.
     the health status of individuals and population                    Phone . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 902-445-4960
     groups of all ages and the traditional health- care                E-mail . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . AphasiaNS@gmail.com
     system is responsible for one-quarter, the SSRD
     acknowledges the importance of the Department                      aphasians.squarespace.com
     of Seniors’ foundation document “Strategy for
                                                                        Arthritis Society
     Positive Aging in Nova Scotia,” released in 2005.
                                                                        The Arthritis Society provides education
     Dr. Margaret Casey, Chair                                          programs, information and support to the
     Phone . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 902-429-2238   one in four people living with arthritis in Nova
                                                                        Scotia. The Society is dedicated to providing
     E-mail . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . margaret.casey@dal.ca
                                                                        leadership and funding for research, advocacy

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and solutions to improve the quality of life for                   Epilepsy Association of Nova Scotia
Canadians affected by arthritis.                                   EANS provides education and resources to
Phone . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 902-429-7025   support persons living with epilepsy and their
Toll Free  . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 1-800-321-1433    communities, and supports ongoing research.

E-mail . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . info@ns.arthritis.ca    Services include education, support groups,
                                                                   advocacy, programming, scholarships and
arthritis.ca/ns                                                    bursaries. Seizure first aid and epilepsy awareness
                                                                   education is provided to schools, employers,
Cancer Information Service                                         caregivers, first responders, community groups.
The society offers a toll-free information service
                                                                   Phone . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 902-429-2633
staffed by caring, knowledgeable personnel who
provide information on all aspects of cancer.                      Toll-free  . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 1-866-EPILEPSY
Toll-free  . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 1-888-939-3333    E-mail . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . ed@epilepsyns.org
                                                                   Facebook and Twitter . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Cancer Connection                                                    facebook.com/epilepsyns.org
This toll-free, telephone-based one-on-one peer
support program connects people living with                        epilepsyns.org
cancer to people who provide support based on
similar cancer experiences.                                        Kidney Foundation of Canada
                                                                   The foundation funds research and clinical
Toll-free  . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 1-888-939-3333
                                                                   education, provides services for the special
Continuing Care Association of                                     needs of individuals living with kidney disease,
Nova Scotia (CCANS)                                                advocates for access to high-quality care,
CCANS represents continuing care facilities and                    and actively promotes an awareness of and
service providers in the province through networking,              commitment to organ donation.
education, lobbying, and strategic partnerships.                   Toll-free  . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 1-877-453-0533
38A Withrod Drive, Halifax, NS, B3N 1B1                            E-mail . . . . . . . . . . . . .  kidneyatlantic@kidney.ca
E-mail . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . ccans@eastlink.ca     kidney.ca/atlantic
ccans.info
                                                                   March of Dimes Canada—Conductive
Diabetes Canada Association                                        Education
Phone . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 902-453-4232   Phone . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 902-444-1090

Toll-free  . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 1-800-326-7712    E-mail . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .  ce@marchofdimes.ca

E-mail . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . NSinfo@diabetes.ca      marchofdimes.ca

diabetes.ca                                                        Multiple Sclerosis Society of Canada
                                                                   The society works to find a cure for multiple
Easter Seals Nova Scotia                                           sclerosis (MS) and is dedicated to improving the
Our charity advocates for a barrier-free Nova                      quality of life for people living with MS.
Scotia and delivers top-quality programs
promoting mobility, inclusion, and independence                    Atlantic Division, Dartmouth
for Nova Scotians with disabilities.                               Phone . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 902-468-8230
3670 Kempt Road, Halifax                                           Toll-free  . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 1-800-268-7582
Phone . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 902-453-6000   E-mail . . . . . . . . . . . . info.atlantic@mssociety.ca
E-mail . . . . . . . .  easterseals@easterseals.ns.ca              mssociety.ca
easterseals.ns.ca

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Ostomy Canada Society Inc.                                           Victorian Order of Nurses
     Community Ostomy Support Groups                                      Victorian Order of Nurses (VON) Canada is a
     Halifax: . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 902-473-0414    national non-profit and charitable home and
     E-mail . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .  info@ostomyhalifax.ca          community care organization serving Canadians
                                                                          coast to coast. VON provides health-care and/
     Kentville: . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 902-538-7900    or home support and/or community support
     Cape Breton: . . . . 902-562-1367; 902-862-6849                      services to people and their families at home or
     E-mail . . . . . . . . . . . . . stasiadigou@hotmail.com             in the community.
     New Glasgow: . . .902-759-3468; 902-301-4932                         Programs and services help seniors live
     Westville, Pictou County . . . . . . . . 902-396-3824                independently in their homes. Care and support
     E-mail . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . carlbea@bellaliant.net        services vary by site, and may include visiting
                                                                          nursing, rehabilitation, palliative care, caregiver
     Yarmouth: . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 902-762-0352
                                                                          support, bereavement follow-up, homemaking,
     E-mail . . . . . . . . . .  anndurkee@ns.sympatico.ca
                                                                          personal care, and respite care. Care is provided
     Truro:  . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 902-899-2747   in consultation with a physician and is available
     E-mail . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . tritzee@eastlink.ca     seven days a week.
     ostomyhalifax.ca and ostomycanada.ca                                 Charitable services include adult day programs,
                                                                          meals programs, transportation programs,
     Cumberland County:  . . . . . . . . . . . 902-762-2192
                                                                          seniors’ exercise, volunteer visiting, and more.
     E-mail . . . . . . . . . . . etnurserushton@gmail.com
                                                                          Many interesting volunteer opportunities are
     Psoriasis Society of Canada                                          available through your local VON site.
     The society provides information to those who
                                                                          VON Canada
     have psoriasis, provides assistance to find a
     doctor to treat psoriasis, offers support, and                       Eastern Region Corporate Centre
     forms support groups.                                                Phone . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 902-981-2429
     Phone . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 902-443-8680     Toll-free  . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 1-888-508-0563
     Toll-free  . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 1-800-656-4494      von.ca
     E-mail . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . judymisner@eastlink.ca
                                                                          Annapolis Valley
     psoriasissociety.org
                                                                          Phone . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 902-678-3415
     Serving Seniors Alliance Co-operative                                Toll-free  . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 1-866-540-2363
     Serving Seniors Alliance Co-operative is known
                                                                          Antigonish
     by families far and wide as a trusted resource for
                                                                          Phone . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 902-863-5700
     services and education to seniors in the greater
     Halifax area. All Serving Seniors members –                          Toll-free  . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 1-866-540-2357
     our businesses and our community partners
                                                                          Cape Breton Metro
     – are committed to providing our clients with a
     superior, professional level of service. Our status                  Phone . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 902-564-6479
     is a non-profit co-operative association.                            Toll-free  . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 1-866-540-2357
     Phone . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 902-499-4122     Colchester East Hants
     E-mail . . . . . . . . . . weserve@servingseniors.info               Phone . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 902-893-3803
     servingseniors.info                                                  Toll-free  . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 1-866-540-2364

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Cumberland County                                                  Veterans Affairs Canada (VAC)
Phone . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 902-667-8796   VAC offers a wide range of services and benefits
Toll-free  . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 1-866-540-2361    to qualified veterans, Canadian Forces members,
                                                                   serving and discharged members of the RCMP,
Greater Halifax                                                    and certain civilians and their families. For more
Phone . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 902-453-5800   information on services and benefits, to find out
Toll-free  . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 1-866-540-2361    if you qualify, or to apply, call:
                                                                   Toll-free (English)  . . . . . . . . . . . 1-866-522-2122
Lunenburg County
                                                                   E-mail . . . . . . . . . . .  information@vac-acc.gc.ca
Phone . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 902-624-1897
Toll-free  . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 1-866-540-2360    Veterans’ Independence Program
                                                                   A national homecare program that helps VAC
Pictou County
                                                                   clients to remain healthy and independent in
Phone . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 902-752-3184   their own home and community.
Toll-free  . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 1-866-540-2359    Toll-free (English)  . . . . . . . . . .  1-866-522-2122
Queens County
Phone . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 902-354-3297
Toll-free  . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 1-866-540-2360

Tri-County
Phone . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 902-742-4512
Toll-free  . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 1-866-540-2360

Federal Government:
Aging and Seniors
New Horizons for Seniors
The New Horizons for Seniors Program (NHSP)
helps to ensure that seniors can benefit
from, and contribute to, the quality of life in
their communities, through active living and
participation in social activities.
Toll-free (English)  . . . . . . . . . . . 1-800-277-9914
Sans frais (Français) . . . . . . . . . 1-800-277-9915
TTY . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 1-800-255-4786
canada.ca/funding-new-horizons-seniorscommunity

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                                                                                                  211 is available 24/7, in English and
                                                                                                  French and for the hearing impaired.
                                                                                                  There are also interpretation services
                                                                                                  available in over 100 languages.
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Active Living

     Community Activities                                               interest to older adults include:
                                                                        • information programs and seniors’ cafes on a
     There are many ways to find out about cultural,                      wide variety of topics;
     recreational and social activities happening in
     your community.                                                    •m
                                                                          usic performances, book clubs and other
                                                                         cultural activities;
     You can contact your local:
                                                                        •c
                                                                          omputer classes covering basic and advanced
     • Call 211 ns.211.ca                                                skills, and instruction in other applications;
     • Community Centres                                                • online collections of free e-books;
     • Library                                                          • books in large print;
     • Municipal Recreation Centre                                      • f ree audio books, such as CDs, Playaways, and
     • Places of Worship                                                  Daisy;
     • Seniors Clubs and Organizations (see page 9)                     •b
                                                                          ooks in languages other than English;
                                                                        •a
                                                                          variety of electronic resources;
     Northwood Broadcasting Club (NWBC)
                                                                        •h
                                                                          ome delivery service for those unable to visit a
     Besides offering a wide variety of music, NWBC
                                                                         library branch;
     is an important source of information for
     older adults interested in events and leisure                      •b
                                                                          orrow by Mail;
     opportunities available in the community. NWBC                     •s
                                                                          pecial Seniors’ Week activities each October
     is operated by volunteers and reaches listeners                     during Canadian Library Month.
     throughout Nova Scotia and Prince Edward Island
                                                                        Visit your local library today, to meet our friendly and
     via the Eastlink community channel in your area
                                                                        helpful staff and sign up for your free library card! To
     each day from 10:00 am to 12:00 pm.
                                                                        find your nearest library, visit our website or see the
     Phone . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 902-454-6922   listing below for contact information by region.
     Toll-free  . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 1-866-229-6922    publiclibraries.ns.ca
     E-mail . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . info@nwood.ns.ca
                                                                        Annapolis Valley Regional Library
     northwood.care
                                                                        Toll-free  . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 1-866-922-0229
                                                                        Phone . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 902-538-2665
     Nova Scotia’s Public                                               E-mail . . . . . . . . administration@valleylibrary.ca
     Libraries–Your Community                                           valleylibrary.ca
     Connection!
                                                                        Cape Breton Regional Library
     With a network of 80 branch libraries and 4 mobile
                                                                        Phone. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 902-562-3279
     libraries throughout the province, Nova Scotia’s
     public library system offers a wide variety of                     E-mail. . . . . . . . . . . . . . inssc@nssc.library.ns.ca or
     materials, programs and services for all citizens.                 info@cbrl.ca
     Some of our special offerings that may be of

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Colchester-East Hants Public Library
                                                                               Internet and Online Training
Toll-free  . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 1-888-632-9088
Phone . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 902-895-4183               Community Access Program (CAP)
E-mail . . . . . . . . . . adltnstc@cehpubliclibrary.ca                        Community Access Program (CAP) sites offer
                                                                               affordable access to the Internet with computers
lovemylibrary.ca
                                                                               available for public use. You can read your e-mail,
                                                                               look at websites, check your stocks, or search
Cumberland Public Libraries
                                                                               the Internet. This community- based program,
Phone . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 902-667-2135               supported by a variety of partnerships, can be
E-mail . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .   found in communities across Canada.
information@cumberlandpubliclibraries.ca                                       Many CAP sites across the province offer programs
cumberlandpubliclibraries.ca                                                   to teach older adults how to use a computer and
                                                                               navigate the Internet. Classes are taught at an easy
Eastern Counties Regional Library                                              pace, in a friendly senior-centre environment. You
                                                                               can join a computer club to share skills and learn
Toll-free  . . . . . . . . . . . . 1-855-787-READ (7323)
                                                                               more about computers from your peers.
Phone . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 902-747-2597
                                                                               NSCAP provides communities with affordable
E-mail . . . . . . . . . . . . . .  info@nsme.library.ns.ca                    access to technology in over 200 sites across
ecrl.library.ns.ca                                                             the province.
                                                                               If you would like to find a CAP site in your
Halifax Public Libraries                                                       community, visit the website at nscap.ca and click
Phone . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 902-490-5753               on the link “Find a Site by County” or call 211.
E-mail . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . asklib@halifax.ca
halifaxpubliclibraries.ca                                                      Services for Newcomers
                                                                               Immigrant Services Association of
Pictou-Antigonish Regional Library
                                                                               Nova Scotia (ISANS)
Toll-free  . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 1-866-779-7761
                                                                               ISANS works with newcomers to help them build
Phone . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 902-755-6031               a future in Canada. They provide a wide range of
E-mail . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . info@parl.ns.ca             services to immigrants, from refugee resettlement
                                                                               to professional programs, from family counselling
parl.ns.ca
                                                                               to English in the Workplace.
South Shore Public Libraries                                                   They offer services in an inclusive manner,
Toll-free  . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 1-877-455-2548                respectful of, and sensitive to, diversity. For more
                                                                               information about the services, programs and a
Phone . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 902-543-2548               variety of opportunities to get involved visit the
E-mail . . . . . . info@southshorepubliclibraries.ca                           website isans.ca
southshorepubliclibraries.ca
                                                                               Mumford Professional Centre
Western Counties Regional Library                                              6960 Mumford Road, Suite 2120 (second floor)
Phone . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 902-742-2486               Halifax, Nova Scotia B3L 4P1
E-mail . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .  ansy@nsy.library.ns.ca                   Phone . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 902-423-3607
westerncounties.ca                                                             Toll free in Nova Scotia . . . . . . . 1-866-431-6472
                                                                               Email . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . info@isans.ca

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YMCA Centre for Immigrant Programs                                 Fundy Region (Municipality of East Hants,
     The YMCA of Greater Halifax/Dartmouth offers                       Cumberland County, Colchester County):
     various programs and services for youth, adults,                   Peter McCracken
     and families who are new to Canada. The YMCA                       Phone . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 902-893-6209
     Centre for Immigrant Programs provides an
     inclusive environment to serve our diverse                         E-mail . . . . . . . Peter.McCracken@novascotia.ca
     community.
                                                                        Highland Region (Guysborough County,
     65 Main Avenue, Halifax                                            Antigonish County, Pictou County):
     Phone . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 902-457-9622   Rae Gunn
     ymcahfx.ca                                                         Phone . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 902-863-7381
                                                                        E-mail . . . . . . . . . . . . . Rae.Gunn@novascotia.ca
     Welcome Wagon
     Welcome Wagon provides free information and
                                                                        South Shore Region (Counties of Yarmouth,
     gifts to newcomers on behalf of the community
                                                                        Shelburne, Queens, Lunenburg and District
     and civic-minded businesses.                                       of Argyle):
                                                                        Debby Smith
     Toll-free . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 1-844-299-2466
                                                                        Phone . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 902-634-7503
     Email . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . info@welcomewagon.ca
                                                                        E-mail . . . . . . . . . . . Debby.Smith@novascotia.ca
     welcomewagon.ca
                                                                        Valey Region (Municipalities of Hants
     Sport and Recreation                                               West and Clare, Countites of Digby,
                                                                        Annapolis and Kings):
     Regular physical activity is important for                         Meg Cuming
     healthy aging.
                                                                        Phone . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 902-679-4390
     For information about physical activity, sport and
     recreation opportunities and funding programs,                     E-mail . . . . . . . . . . . meg.cuming@novascotia.ca
     contact your local regional representative (listed
     below) or visit the website: cch.novascotia.ca/                    Canadian Senior Games Association
     regional-development-grant                                         (CSGA)
                                                                        The CSGA involves seniors in the planning,
     For more information contact the representative in
                                                                        leadership, and evaluation of the Canada 55+
     your region:
                                                                        Games. The 55+ Games provides older adults with
                                                                        an opportunity to enhance their well- being through
     Active Living Regional Representatives
                                                                        participation in sporting and recreational events. The
     Cape Breton Region (Cape Breton Island):                           host community also has the opportunity to put on
     Larry Maxwell                                                      cultural events or demonstration activities based on
                                                                        the cultures and interests within their region. These
     Phone . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 902-563-2380
                                                                        national games attract over 1500 participants and
     E-mail . . . . . . . . .  Larry.Maxwell@novascotia.ca              supporters from across the country, including the
                                                                        Northwest Territories and the Yukon. The 2018
     Central Region (Halifax Regional                                   Canada 55+ Games have been awarded to Saint
     Municipality):                                                     John, NB and are planned for 22-26 August, 2018.
     Carol Davis-Jamieson
                                                                        Phone . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 902-755-2929
     Phone . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 902-424-7622
                                                                        E-mail . . . . . . . . . . bob.regina@ns.sympatico.ca
     E-mail . .  Carol.Davis-Jamieson@novascotia.ca
                                                                        canada55plusgames.ca

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Hike Nova Scotia                                                   Nova Scotia 55+ Games Society
Hike Nova Scotia encourages and promotes                           Jerome Tanner, President
hiking, walking, and snowshoeing throughout                        Phone . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 902-543-1380
Nova Scotia. Support Hike Nova Scotia by
becoming a member.                                                 E-mail . . . . . . . . . . . . . jtanner@ns.sympatico.ca
                                                                   novascotia55plusgames.com
Phone . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 902-932-6902
hikenovascotia.ca
                                                                   Nordic Walking Nova Scotia
                                                                   Nordic Walking Nova Scotia offers free “How to
Municipal Recreation
                                                                   Nordic Pole Walk” beginner clinics across the
Most municipal units in Nova Scotia have                           province by our nationally certified instructors
recreation departments with trained professionals                  in cooperation with local seniors’ groups
and volunteers available to support the needs in                   and other organizations. Since Nordic Pole
their communities. For information on recreation                   Walking is low-impact and incorporates 90%
activities for seniors, contact Recreation NS via                  of the body’s muscles, simply adding some
their website:                                                     Nordic style poles to a walking regime can
recreationns.ns.ca/connect                                         make a significant impact on a senior’s health,
                                                                   wellness, disease control, weight management,
Recreation Nova Scotia                                             and stabilization. We supply free loaner poles
                                                                   for the clinics.
Recreation Nova Scotia is a province wide, not
for profit organization established in 1998 to                     Contact us to arrange a free clinic in
promote the values and benefits of recreation and                  your community.
leisure. In partnership with the volunteers and                    Phone . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 902-454 2267
professional recreation community, Recreation
                                                                   NordicWalkingNovaScotia.ca
Nova Scotia advocates on behalf of all Nova
Scotians for high quality recreation and leisure
opportunities.                                                     YMCAs
Lakeside Community Centre                                          YMCAs offer a number of healthy-lifestyle
                                                                   programs for older adults, such as aquafit, seniors
1492 St. Margaret’s Bay Road, Lakeside, NS B3T 1A9                 swim, 50+ fitness classes, strength-training, and
Phone . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 902-425-1128   yoga. Supervised strength-training programs are
                                                                   also available in some locations.
Nova Scotia Connect                                                YMCA of Cape Breton (Sydney)
NSConnect.ca is an online Recreation Guide for
                                                                   Phone . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 902-562-YMCA (9622)
communities in Nova Scotia. NSConnect.ca is
made up of several regional Connect.ca initiatives                 capebreton.ymca.ca
that make use of online databases. These
                                                                   YMCA of Cape Breton (Port Hawkesbury)
databases are a gateway for information about
active living and recreation in regions within Nova                Phone . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 902-625-4600
Scotia. They are the go-to sites for individuals,                  capebreton.ymca.ca
groups and families to better navigate sport,
recreation and physical activity opportunities in                  YMCA of Cumberland (Amherst)
their specific regions.                                            Phone . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 902-667-9112
Go to NSConnect.ca now to search for                               ymcaofcumberland.com
opportunities in your region.

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Community YMCA (Halifax)                                           Northwood Pauline Potter Fitness Centre
     Phone . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 902-425-9622   A gym like no other in the province. The space
     ymcahfx.ca                                                         has been designed to be wheelchair accessible,
                                                                        accessible to people with vision problems
     Lunenburg County YMCA (Bridgewater)                                and those living with dementia. We welcome
     Phone . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 902-543-9622   people of all abilities. There is a month to
                                                                        month membership option so no long-term
     ymcalunenburgcounty.org
                                                                        commitment required. The fitness centre is
     YMCA of Pictou County                                              a full-service gym with certified staff. Each
                                                                        member receives a personal fitness plan at no
     (New Glasgow or Pictou)
                                                                        additional cost.
     Phone . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 902-752-0202
                                                                        2630 Gottingen Street on the Main Floor of
     pcymca.ca                                                          Northwood Manor.
     YMCA Yarmouth                                                      Phone . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 902-493-5641
     Phone . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 902-742-7181   E-mail . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .  fcenter@nwood.ns.ca
     ymcayarmouth.net                                                   nwood.ns.ca/neighbourly-connections/
                                                                        fitness-centre
     Halifax County
                                                                        St. Mary’s Lawn Bowling Club, Halifax
     Community Health Teams
                                                                        Phone . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 902-421-7684
     Halifax County Community Health Teams offer
                                                                        stmaryslbc.com
     free programs to support a healthier and more
     fulfilling life. Participate in sessions such as
     finding motivation to exercise, eating healthier                   North Street Singers
     on a budget, and learning techniques to deal with                  The North Street Singers focuses on singers 50+.
     stress. Look through the schedule to see the                       It has been created under the musical direction of
     many programs that are available.                                  Paul Simons (founder and director of the Novelty
     They can also help link you with resources and                     Salesman). The repertoire includes a variety of
     programs in your community.                                        styles and eras and is arranged specifically to suit
                                                                        the talents of our singers. They rehearse Friday
     Bedford/Sackville Community Health Team
                                                                        afternoons at the Edward L. Roach Building, 2615
     Phone . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 902-460-6750   Northwood Terrace, Halifax (corner of North &
                                                                        Northwood Terrace). The ability to read music and
     Chebucto Community Health Team                                     a knack for singing harmony are helpful but not
     Phone . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 902-487-0690   required. For registration information please call:
                                                                        Natasha Handspiker, Manager
     Dartmouth Community Health Team
                                                                        Phone . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 902-454-3351
     Phone . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 902-460-4555
                                                                        E-mail . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . info@reBoom.ca
     Halifax Peninsula Community                                        northwood.care
     Health Team
     Phone . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 902-487-0272
     E-mail . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . cht@nshealth.ca
     communityhealthteams.ca

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