Get fit in the kitchen

Eight exercises you can do in your kitchen for strength, flexibility and balance. Designed for seniors by physiotherapists. Download a hardcopy of the exercise chart (11 x 17ins PDF).

Photo contest now closed

The Community Links 2019 Year of Ageing Well calendar photo contest is now closed. We thank everyone who participated for their wonderful photos. The photos we received beautifully depicted aspects of ageing well, including engaging in physical activity, being socially active, intergenerational relationships, and self-care practices of older adults in Nova Scotia. One thing we … Read more

Strait Champion dead at 64

by Rankin MacDonald Inverness Oran A man who spent most of his life working overtime for his adopted home passed away on Friday of last week. Kenneth George Anderson was just 64 years old. Ken, as he was known to all, always greeted you with a bigger-than-life smile, a hardy handshake and an amusing remark. … Read more

Goodbye Guysborough Post Office

By Lois Ann Dort Guysborough Journal GUYSBOROUGH – The ending was bitter sweet but after 115 years of service as the Post Office in Guysborough, the grand brick building on Guysborough’s Main Street bid farewell to her final customers and moved into a graceful retirement as a family get away. Friday, January 20 was the … Read more

Nursing home honours ‘A very special man’

The Casket Antigonish, NS The R.K. MacDonald Nursing Home honoured a member of its extended family with a surprise tea earlier this month. On Jan. 16, Charlie Worth was the guest of honour as he and some family members joined staff and residents of the home for plenty of reminisces and, of course, a lot … Read more

Centenarian dancer is a star on social media

Citizen-Record Amherst, NS Wanted at White Birches Retirement Residence: dance partners for 101-year-old Minerva Boran. The resident has become a social media star after White Birches employee Jean Robinson posted a video clip of Boran dancing to Elvis Presley’s “Blue Suede Shoes” on Facebook. In less than a week, the video has been viewed more … Read more

Antigonish part of living wage study

Antigonish was part of a recently released report entitled Working for a Living, Not Living for Work, which concluded that two working parents, with two children, each needed to earn a minimum of $17.30 an hour to “make ends meet,” in the community. The report was developed from a study by the Canadian Centre for … Read more

Seniors embrace fitness goals for 2017

Carol Dobson Halifax Chronicle Herald It’s never too late to get involved in a fitness program. In fact, for those in their senior years there are often more aspects to the class than just bends, stretches and lunges. “I find I have many students in my fitness classes that are held in the morning,” says … Read more