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

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)

September 2019 – In this Newsletter:

  • Grocery bus ‘helps me stay in the Bay’
  • Memories, fun and tears on our museum trip
  • Bay in Focus: you share your summer photos
  • Students find good use for their Expo reward
  • and much more!

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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 Fall 2019 – Winter 2020 program 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.

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.
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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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