Executive Director Appointment – Hello Helen!
The Board of Directors of Community Links is pleased to announce the appointment of Helen MacDonnell as Executive Director. Helen is an award winning mental health advocate and founder of Women & Wellness®, a national awareness and fundraiser for the Canadian Mental Health Association. She is non-practicing member of the Nova Scotia Barristers’ Society and a Fellow of NS GovLab, the province’s first social innovation lab considering how Nova Scotia responds and adapts to its aging population.
“I’m delighted to join the movement recognizing the diverse talent and energy among older adults, and look forward to working with seniors’ and senior-serving organizations as we focus on aging well and ensuring all older Nova Scotians are seen, heard and valued,” she said.
“We are very excited about Helen’s vision for Community Links,” said Carol Rogers, Board President. “In the midst of significant changes underway through Nova Scotia’s SHIFT: Action Plan for an Aging Population, her role is to lead Community Links through the next phase of its evolution as a key non-government organization dedicated to the well-being of older adults.”
Community Links is a province-wide non-profit which catalyzes the establishment of age-friendly, inclusive communities through knowledge exchange, capacity building and advocacy. We value and support older adults as leaders and volunteers in their communities, and work with provincial and municipal officials, businesses, organizations and individuals in our Aging Well Together Coalitions and other projects to enhance how later life is experienced in Nova Scotia.