Elderdog helps seniors and their canine companions

The Reporter, Port Hawkesbury STRAIT AREA: Caring for a dog can be challenging for many older adults, but some local seniors, and dogs, are receiving a helping hand. “We really support seniors who typically live at home with a dog and have either financial or physical challenges providing routine daily care,” said Lyn Thorne, leader … Read more

Retired couple map out new career in sheep farming

by Gayle Wilson Lighthouse Now Bridgewater, NS While more and more Nova Scotians are reaching retirement age, if Jackie and Peter MacDonald of Stanley Section are anything to go by, not all of them are mapping out a sedentary life on the porch or travelling to far-flung areas of the world. Retired from their day … Read more

Church marks 90th year with original parishoners

by Rankin MacDonald Inverness Oran Although they were celebrating a milestone in the history of their church, there was something special about the occasion that was close to the hearts of the whole congregation. On Saturday, at Cameron Hall in Whycocomagh, a party was held to mark the 90th anniversary of St. Andrew’s Presbyterian Church. … Read more

SCANS fall lineup has ear on airwaves, eye on the skies

The Chronicle Herald HALIFAX Whether you’re interested in recorded sound, astronomy or Chinese culture, the Seniors College Association of Nova Scotia (SCANS) is offering a wide-ranging series of fall courses in Mahone Bay. In the upcoming SCANS lecture series, The miracle of recorded sound: from Edison to MP3, students will hear everything from pre-electrical sounds … Read more

Halifax music therapist helps seniors

Carol Dobson Halifax Herald From cradle to grave, music is a powerful force. A lullaby can soothe a crying baby. Teen girls swan over their favourite musical idols. For those living with dementia or similar diseases of aging, a familiar song can bring the person they once were back to the surface for a few … Read more

Port Hawkesbury seeks input from seniors

  By Melanie Holder Port Hawkesbury Report   PORT HAWKESBURY: A survey was launched on August 15 in an effort to gain insight into the needs of seniors in the community. “With the senior demographic increasing every year in this province, it represents a large percentage of the population,” said Paula Davis, recreation director for … Read more

Creating art and, with it, a sense of success

There’s no shortage of colour when you walk into Queens Manor on a Wednesday morning. Around a dozen women and men line two tables. One group colours in adult colouring books while the other is focused on painting. But it’s not your every day painting. The seniors are using a spoon to make colourful splats … Read more