Seniors lead weekly kitchen party in Yarmouth

Tina Comeau Yarmouth Vanguard PEMBROKE, YARMOUTH COUNTY, N.S. – When it comes to making seniors happy and smiling, Arnold and Pauline Nickerson of Overton, Yarmouth County, can’t resist pulling out a guitar and breaking into song. Seniors themselves – Arnold is 86 and Pauline is 85 – they’ve turned their love of music into a … Read more

Historian chronicles old East Hants family

Enfield Weekly Press One of East Hants’ most prominent names in their history is the topic of John “Jack” Hawkins latest book. “This book is a brief account of the life of Jabob Horne and some of his descendants, ” said Hawkins. ” Over the years I have been given records and information on Jacob … Read more

‘ElderDog’ helps seniors across Canada

ElderDog volunteer Sonya Michels takes Jake for a walk. Cory McGraw Global News A Canadian charity that started in Nova Scotia is partnering seniors and their dogs with community volunteers to provide extra support in caring for their four-legged companions.   ElderDog was created in Lunenburg, N.S., eight years ago and since then, the charity has grown and … Read more

Heroes come with snowblowers, Bobcats and shovels

Sherri Borden Colley CBC News Ruth and Burton Mentis take comfort in knowing they don’t have to hire anyone to plow them out whenever a huge snowstorm hits Truro, N.S. The couple, like all of the other seniors who still live in their West Prince Street homes, never have to lift shovel. That’s because a … Read more

Baby Boomers, please don’t retire just yet

Editorial Toronto Globe & Mail Canada is aging, and fast. Back in 1971, fewer than one in 12 Canadians were seniors. By the mid-1990s, that had risen to almost one in eight. In 2011, when the first of the Baby Boom generation crossed the threshold, the number of seniors began to explode. By 2030, they’ll … Read more

Chair fitness class helps senior stay strong

  Jen Taplin Metro News Halifax In Meg Federico’s mind there is just one thing standing between older adults and a nursing home: getting out of a chair. It’s something she drives home every time she teaches a chair fitness class at Spencer House, a south end Halifax seniors’ drop-in centre. “One of the exercises … Read more