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

There will be no monthly meetings during July and August.

September Meeting – Gut Health with Tara Perrot and Edie Shaw
Thursday, September 19 at 2PM, Shining Waters Marina

Tara (Professor in the Department of Psychology and Neuroscience Dalhousie University) will provide a basic understanding of the gut-brain connection as well as tips for maintaining gut health, contributing to life-long brain health. Edie (Registered Dietitian at the Tantallon Superstore) will be talking about our diets and what we can eat to improve Gut health.

October Meeting – Recycling with Loren Horwich
Thursday, October 17 at 2PM, Shining Waters Marina

Loren (Local Waste Educator at Divert NS) will be giving an overview of the Waste Management System in HRM. She will give an explanation of “what goes where” to properly sort waste and give insights into the facilities and recycling products made in Nova Scotia.


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)


Summer 2019 – In this Newsletter:

  • Zoo trip launches summer excursions
  • Quilters put their art on display
  • Members share summer reading picks
  • CEC celebrates an ‘excellent’ first year

Click the image to read more!

 

Current Events & Activities

August Excursion to the Maritime Museum of the Atlantic
Saturday August 17th. Coach Boarding @ 10AM return 3PM. Excursions boarding at parking lot behind Community Enterprise Centre.

The Maritime Museum of the Atlantic is the oldest and largest Maritime Museum in Canada. The Museum is a valuable historical, cultural and educational institution. It is the largest site in Nova Scotia that collects and interprets various elements of Nova Scotia’s marine history. Visitors are introduced to the age of steamships, local small craft, the Royal Canadian and Merchant Navies, World War II convoys and The Battle of the Atlantic, the Halifax Explosion of 1917, and Nova Scotia’s role in the aftermath of the Titanic disaster.

Excursion includes a Chinese Buffet Luncheon nearby Museum!

Register in person at the Seniors Information Centre OR email excursions@bayseniors.ca.

Seniors Expo Hosted by Iain Rankin, MLA
Thursday, August 8, 12 – 3pm, Prospect Road Community Centre

Make a fun day of sharing a meal, connecting with friends and leaning about the many activities, programs and services available to support and care for members of our aging population.  Prospect Road Community Centre offers a Lunch and Learn to seniors every Thursday for $5.00 or pay what you can. Those who are interested can come for lunch and stay for the event!

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, 10:00 a.m. to 2:00 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 2019 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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