Seniors Week Activities Taking Place Across Nova Scotia

Department of Seniors

September 29, 2017 12:51 PM

Nova Scotians can celebrate the contributions older adults make in communities across the province during Seniors Week, Oct. 1 to 7.

"Earlier this year we launched SHIFT: Nova Scotia’s Action Plan for an Aging Population to focus on helping older Nova Scotians stay involved in work, entrepreneurship, volunteering and other activities," said Leo Glavine, Minister of Seniors. "Seniors Week allows us to recognize the accomplishments of older adults and learn more about how we can support age-friendly communities."

Libraries across the province will host free events focused on the interests of older adults.

On Oct. 2, a series of events that explore entrepreneurship and mentorship will be held at Halifax Central Library, 5440 Spring Garden Rd., including a world café conversation around intergenerational opportunities and a discussion about SHIFT to AdvantAGE with Sharon Davis-Murdoch, Tom Emodi, and Chantal Pelham-Edwards. On Oct. 5 at 5:30 p.m. the documentary The Age of Love will be shown in partnership with Mount Saint Vincent University’s Centre on Aging. A discussion will follow the screening with filmmaker, Steven Loring.

These events are free and pre-registration is available at http://www.eventbrite.ca/d/canada--halifax/seniors-week

Other events across the province include:
-- Oct. 3, 7 p.m., meet and greet with author Lesley Crewe at Petit de Grat Library, La Picasse Acadian educational and cultural centre, 3435 Highway 206, Richmond County.
-- Oct. 3, 1 p.m., meet and greet with author, Lesley Crewe, Port Hawkesbury Library, Strait Area Education Recreation Centre, 304 Pitt St.
--Oct. 4, 2:30 p.m., Bingo for Seniors, Izaak Walton Killam Memorial Library, 405 Main St., Yarmouth
--Oct. 5, 10:30 a.m., Internet safety, Colchester East Hants Public Library, 754 Prince St., Truro

A complete list of events can be found by visiting http://library.novascotia.ca/blog

Information on SHIFT: Nova Scotian’s Action Plan for an Aging Population is available at https://novascotia.ca/shift .

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     Seniors Week will be celebrated in Nova Scotia from October

1st to October 7th.

     Leo Glavine, Minister of Seniors, encourages everyone to

recognize the contribution older adults make in communities

across Nova Scotia.

     Libraries across the province are hosting free events

during the week that focus on various topics of interest for

older adults.

     For more information visit your local library website.

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Media Contact: Brian Taylor
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              Email: brian.taylor@novascotia.ca