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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; to research and represent the interests of seniors living in the greater St. Margaret's Bay area; and, to 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.

As you read through various pages on this site you will learn the Seniors Association of St. Margaret's Bay was established by a like minded group of community oriented seniors to provide information and develop resources to assist seniors in the greater St. Margaret's Bay area to come together and promote wellness and safe living in our community and to improve housing options for our constituency.

The "Bay Seniors" website is another step in realizing the goal of our community working together to help seniors to continue living in good health in our St. Margaret's Bay area. This website, like our organization, is intended to be a dynamic source of information and as such we will provide updates and appreciate feedback and input to improve the site. Please send your ideas and suggestions to us at info@bayseniors.ca

In the Beginning

Begun in 2009, the Seniors Association of St. Margaret's Bay is a not for profit registered society whose purpose is to provide housing and accommodation for seniors; to research and represent the interests of seniors living in the greater St. Margaret's Bay area; and to promote and participate in the development of wellness living for seniors in the area.

The Seniors Association of St. Margaret's Bay works with community groups and other organizations to serve the interests of everyone within our Bay area. Residents of the St. Margaret's Bay area live in a "community of communities" – each with its own heritage and network of neighbors. This diversity makes for challenges to identify and meet seniors' needs. We serve long time residents of the area, those who have relocated to enjoy a retirement and lifestyle unique to the Bay, and reach out to those who may not come forward .

A gathering in the spring of 2009 in the community room at the Tantallon Superstore saw almost a hundred people come out in response to a notice of public meeting that had been called to discuss senior's housing needs in the greater St. Margaret's Bay area. Following that inaugural meeting and several more village meetings the Seniors Association of St. Margaret's Bay was established to provide a vehicle for seniors in the greater St. Margaret's Bay area to come together to promote wellness living in our community. Our primary goal is to serve seniors in the area stretching from Dover to Hubbards although our charter permits anyone to join in the association.

The findings from a number of public meetings and a survey have identified the following key areas of concern to seniors living in the area:

  • To identify those programs that are available to residents and to assist persons to access these services so as to permit them to live comfortably and safely in their own homes;
  • The need for well priced rental accommodation designed for seniors;
  • To enhance and expand assisted living programs both for 'in home' delivery and in a residential setting; and,
  • To provide nursing home and palliative care facilities in our own community.

It is well documented that the majority of seniors wish to remain in their own homes. Our Association will assist individuals to make the contacts that can permit this to safely occur whilst working to see appropriate housing options made available such that if one cannot stay in one's home they at least can stay in their community.

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Seniors Information Centre Assists Local Residents

Pharmasave, Upper Tantallon, NS

Now in its fifth 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...

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