Welcome to the Seniors Association of St. Margaret’s Bay Website

The Seniors Association of St. Margaret’s Bay is a not for profit registered society whose purpose is to:

  • Provide housing and accommodation options and assistance for seniors;
  • Research and represent the interests of seniors living in the greater St. Margaret’s Bay area; and,
  • Promote and participate in the development of wellness living for seniors in the area.

New members are welcome and you may join the Association at any of its public meetings. Read more…

 

Monthly Meetings

3rd Thursday of each month at 2:00pm
Shining Waters Marina, 148 Nautical Way

Our monthly meetings will resume on September 20. They are always held on the 3rd Thursday of the month (unless otherwise noted) and begin at 2:00pm at Shining Waters Marina. Detailed information on each meeting will be seen in our newsletters and upcoming emails. Below is a listing of the exciting topics we look forward to sharing with you:

Gut Heath with the Community Health Team – September
Big Brothers and Big Sisters – October
End of life planning – November
Christmas Celebration – December

 

Monthly Newsletter

June 2018 – In this Newsletter:

  • Bay Expo: report and pictures
  • Speaker recalls tales of the Titanic
  • Volunteers needed for aging project
  • Don’t miss our potluck and BBQ

Click the image to read more!

 

 

 

 Current Events & Activities

Most events of interest to seniors and the residents of SMB are posted on the Community Calendar – check regularly as new events are posted daily.

Excursion to Sherbrooke Village
Friday, September 7, 2018

Join us for an exciting excursion to Sherbrooke Village, which depicts daily life in a typical Nova Scotian village from the late 1800’s and early 1900’s. Participants are welcome to bring their own lunch, or enjoy a bite at the What Cheer Tea Room, located in the Village.

The bus will be leaving The Doctor’s Office (old Seniors Association Info Centre location) at 8:00am, and will be leaving Sherbrooke Village at 2:00pm to return home, arriving at the bus stop at approximately 5:00pm (the drive is 3 hours, each way).

There is a non-refundable $10.00 fee for all registered participants. Please confirm your registration by Thursday, August 23 by emailing excursions@bayseniors.ca, or visiting the Seniors Information Centre, located at the Community Enterprise Centre, 5229 St. Margaret’s Bay Road.

Mike Maher is the director responsible for this event and can answer any questions you have. You can contact him at mike.maher@bellalient.net.

Past Seniors Excursion for Members

Capital Health Community Health Teams are offering many free Wellness Programs that are included on the Community Calendar – check regularly as new events are posted daily.

CHT and the Seniors Information Centre are now offering Wellness Navigation, which provides easier access to wellness resources for Seniors.

Click CHT September-February 2017/2018 Programs for more information.

Aerobics classes at the Bay Community Centre at 11 Station Road.
Wednesday and Friday mornings at 10:00am, $2 per class.

Tai Chi classes will resume on September 17, 2018 for members of the Seniors Association of SMB.

There will be one class for all levels of participants from 10.30am to noon in St Nicholas Church Hall on Westwood Blvd., Upper Tantallon. The session will be for 10 weeks (excluding holidays). Two more sessions will follow in the New Year. The fee for each session will be $25.

Anyone wishing to join the class should register by emailing  fitness@bayseniors.ca or calling the Seniors Office at 902-820-3334 no later than September 12. Click to learn more.


We hope you can attend these events – a good place to meet new people and make friends. Read more about Past Events…

 

Seniors Information Centre

Now in its seventh year of operation, the Seniors Information Centre founded and operated by the Seniors Association of St. Margaret’s Bay is becoming a “go to” resource for local seniors and their families. Read more…

Please drop in and see us…

Hours: Open Tuesdays & Thursdays, 9:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m. [July and August 10am to Noon]

Located inside the SMB Community Enterprise Centre at Unit 1 – 5229 St. Margaret’s Bay Road, Upper Tantallon, NS B3Z 4R9. Telephone 902-820-3334 (leave a message if no answer) or email centre@bayseniors.ca.

 

2017 Programs and Activities

SASMB Programs & Activities

Since 2009, the Association has provided many programs and activities related to its primary objectives to improve: Seniors Health & Wellness, Housing, and Living.

These programs, activities, events and other ongoing initiatives are conducted for the benefit of its Members and residents of the St. Margaret’s Bay area, and produced by our many volunteers. We have summarized these achievements in a two-page graphic and text document that can be viewed or downloaded – just click on the image.

 

The list of achievements continues to grow, and includes the following:

  • Seniors Information Centre
  • Monthly Speakers Meetings
  • Website – Local Services Directory
  • Potluck Luncheons & Social Events
  • Birdwatching, Golf, Boat Building
  • Tai Chi, Seniors Exercises
  • Volunteer & Leader Development
  • Seniors Research, Outreach & Advocacy
  • Annual Bay Expo
  • Monthly Newsletters
  • Cookbook, BBQ Fundraisers
The Association has also initiated and/or supported a number of other non-profit organizations in the area including:

  • Bay Rides
  • Connecting Communities
  • Bay Treasure Chest
  • Bay Housing

 

2017 Positive Aging Directory

2017 NS Positive Aging Directory

The Nova Scotia Department of Seniors “Positive Aging 2017 Directory” is now available for download or viewing by clicking the image.

 

 

 

 

NS Action Plan for an Aging Population

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Click image for Highlights or click here for Details

 

 

 

 

 

 

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Community Calendar and Bulletin Board

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