New flu vaccine approved for seniors

Health Canada has approved a new high-dose flu vaccine for seniors aged 65 and up. The vaccine is manufactured by Sanofi Pasteur, a Toronto-based company that makes vaccines for a wide range of viruses and infectious diseases. Fluzone High-Dose has just been approved in Canada, and it’s four times as powerful as the standard influenza … Read more

Home Support Exercise Program2

The Home Support Exercise Program (HSEP) is an evidence based program developed by the Canadian Centre for Activity and Aging.  Community Links and its partner organizations promote the program in Nova Scotia as a way for older adults to maintain their functional fitness. This program introduces ten simple, yet progressive exercises that help maintain strength, balance and … Read more

Moncton non-profit promotes snow clearing for seniors

A non-profit organization in Moncton is hoping to create a chain reaction of good deeds and is asking residents to ‘Plow It Forward.’ Jason Surette heads up the non-profit organization Big Hearts Small City. The group is launching a new program to help seniors in their area with snow removal. “We’re hoping people will go … Read more