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:

  • Present options for housing and accommodation for Seniors;
  • Research and represent the interests of Seniors living in the St. Margaret’s Bay area;
  • 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.
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Monthly Meetings

Estate Planning
Thursday, May 16, 2019 at 2:00pm
Shining Waters Marina, 148 Nautical Way

Financial advisor Kevin Dorey, and lawyer Tracey Kennedy will answer all your questions regarding estate planning.

Annual Pot-Luck & BBQ
Thursday, June 20, 2019
Shining Waters Marina, 148 Nautical Way

Mark your calendars for our annual pot-luck and BBQ and stay tuned for more information!


Everyone is welcome to attend our monthly meetings, which are a great chance to catch-up with friends, hear the local news, and learn from our guest speakers. We encourage Seniors Association members, and interested community members, to join us!

 

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Monthly Newsletter


(click the red newsletter button
above to view all past issues)


April 2019 – In this Newsletter:

  • BayRides gets two new vehicles
  • Helping seniors enjoy dogs as companions
  • AGM puts focus on housing, wellness
  • Cash-saving tips for spring seedlings

Click the image to read more!

 

Current Events & Activities

TaiChi & Aerobics Classes

TaiChi classes are held on Monday mornings. There are 3 sessions in the year, fall, winter and spring and each session consists of 10 weekly classes.

Aerobics classes are offered on Wednesday and Friday mornings throughout the year except Wednesday only during the summer months.

A chair aerobics class also occurs on Monday mornings at the Seabright Legion for those who are less mobile.

Email fitness@bayseniors.ca or call the Seniors’ office at 902-820-3334 for more information or to register.

Seniors Association Book Club

Contact neighbours@bayseniors.ca or call the Seniors’ office at 902-820-3334 if you are interested in joining our new book club!

Capital Health Community Health Teams offer many free Wellness Programs.
View the March – August 2019 programs guide for more information.

The Tantallon Library has a variety of programming, including card games, a book club
and various information sessions. Learn more by visiting them in-person, or online.

Both Sobeys and Superstore have a variety of workshops available.
Please see the individual stores for a complete listing of programs,
or online for Superstore at: PC Cooking School.

Grocery Bus: Weekly trips to local grocery stores for St. Margaret’s Bay seniors. Participants are picked up at their homes and delivered to a local grocery store. The Seniors Association pays for the grocery bus service and provides volunteers who help participants purchase their groceries. Social time with tea and snacks is included. Participants are delivered back to their home. Transportation is provided by Bay Rides.


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.

 

2019 Programs and 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
  • Grocery Bus
The Association has also initiated and/or supported a number of other non-profit organizations in the area including:

 

2018 Positive Aging Directory

The Nova Scotia Department of Seniors Positive Aging 2018 Directory is now available for download or viewing by clicking the image.

NS Action Plan for an Aging Population

NS SHIFT Logo Click image for Highlights or click here for Details

 

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