Nova Scotia 55+ Games offers fun, fitness, friendship

Chronicle Herald, Halifax Get ready for the 2017 Nova Scotia 55+ Games happening this fall from Sept. 13-16. The Nova Scotia 55+ Games Society was formed in November 2003 under the initiative of the Nova Scotia Department of Seniors. In February 2004, they were incorporated under the Nova Scotia Societies Act. As a member of … Read more

Bringing art to seniors

Halifax Chronicle Herald Heather Hawley has taught art in her home studio, at local schools and in Halifax recreation programs. She loves bringing art to people — as many people as she possibly can. Lately she’s been taking her show on the road (so to speak) by bringing her art lessons to a variety of … Read more

Doris Day discovers she’s 95 — not 93

‘It’s great to finally know how old I really am!’ Lynn Elber, The Associated Press | April 2, 2017 Douglas C. Pizac / APClint Eastwood poses with Doris Day at the 46th annual Golden Globe Awards in Beverly Hills, Calif. on Jan. 29, 1989. LOS ANGELES — To Doris Day’s many admirers, the pert and fresh-faced … Read more

Seniors want to live ‘where you see the stars at night’ –N.B. study

Seniors in rural parts of the province are trying to stay in their own homes and not worry about transportation, says a St. Thomas University student studying the unique perspectives of these New Brunswickers. Joele Gilbert, a fourth-year gerontology student, said she spent the winter interviewing rural seniors in central New Brunswick, trying to find out … Read more

Cumberland Seniors’ Council holds first meeting

Amherst News Citizen Record The first of four annual meetings of the Seniors’ Council and Clubs in Cumberland County was held on March 15 in Springhill at their Senior Citizens Recreation Centre.  This Club is one of the over 100 Senior Clubs in Nova Scotia under the direction of the Department of Seniors and Seniors … Read more

Freedom 85: Canadians are working longer than ever.

As the biggest demographic wave in Canada’s history reaches retirement age, the province of Nova Scotia believes it knows how to weather the looming economic storm: encourage baby boomers to work longer. “Likely our workforce participation overall will go down as more people retire than are joining the workforce,” says Simon D’Entremont, deputy minister of … Read more