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Volume 18, No. 4, May 2022
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Please Join us for our Annual General Meeting

Wednesday, June 15 10:00 AM - 12:00 noon Special Keynote speaker, and Business meeting.  Register Here

In keeping with our 30th anniversary theme of Resilience through Connection, we’re excited to have Dr. Michael Ungar, Ph.D., Canada Research Chair in Child, Family and Community Resilience, present the keynote presentation A Guide to the Individual and Community Resources that Count.
Throughout this fast-paced, story-filled presentation, Dr. Ungar will show that resilience is much more than our personal capacity to overcome adversity. Rather, it is a reflection of how well individuals, families, service providers and communities work together to create opportunities for people to find the resources they need for well-being while making those resources available in ways that people experience as meaningful.
We hope to see you there for our Keynote Speaker, Annual Report, proposed slate of Directors for 2022-2023, and updates from our Board and Staff. Register Here
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The resilience of seniors is as much about the sources of support they receive as the years of experience which have taught them grit and perseverance.” – Dr. Michael Ungar
Find out more about Dr. Michael Ungar and his work at

Welcome Deneen Newport as Regional Coordinator for East Hants and Colchester.

Community Links is pleased to introduce Deneen Newport, who joined us in April as Regional Coordinator for East Hants and Colchester. Deneen is based in Truro but lived and worked in Maitland for several years where she was an active community volunteer, working with a variety of organizations. In addition to her community work, Deneen has experience providing customer and professional services, all complimented by her skills as an artist. Deneen has been reaching out to senior serving community organizations and clubs in her region and will be hosting Aging Well Together Coalitions in East Hants and Colchester in the coming weeks.

To connect with Deneen please email

Community Links is Hiring a Publications Intern.

With funding from Canada Summer Jobs program, Community Links is seeking a Publications Intern to provide support by reviewing and updating Community Links’ current materials, developing age positive social media posts, and provide assistance with the development of presentations and publications such as the 2023 Aging Well Calendar.

For more information or to apply go to
Stay Tuned

The result of our photo-voice project is at the printer, so stay tuned for the colourful publication on Age Friendly in Focus: Understanding access and inclusion for older adults in the built environment.  The publication reflects research done with older adults 65+ in Nova Scotia, Community Links and the PEACH Research Unit at Dalhousie University.

Visit for more information or to learn more about the history of the project.

Northwood Annual Research Symposium will be held virtually June 17.  The symposium “Research in Aging, Continuing Care and Beyond” explores some of the exciting new initiatives and ground-breaking research projects that are expanding knowledge of elder care

In pursuit of excellence, and in challenging the status quo, they seek to establish and enhance our understanding of facts, principles, and knowledge, for the betterment of our clients and the betterment of society.
Attend the symposium and gain a new appreciation of the work being done to help seniors live life to the fullest. Register here

June 15 is World Elder Abuse Awareness Day

CanAge is excited to announce the launch of the World Elder Abuse Awareness Day (WEAAD) pledge!
CanAge invites Canadians of all ages to become Champions of Elder Abuse Prevention by pledging to stand up for the rights of older people. Take the pledge

Visit the CanAge WEAAD campaign page to take the pledge, invite others to join in committing to take action in standing up for the rights of older people, and find social media posts and graphics to get the word out.

CanAge is hosting a national virtual WEAAD event on June 15th, 1:00 – 2:30 PM EST This interactive national event will bring together a panel of experts, political figures, advocates and the public to engage in an inspiring discussion about how Canadians can end elder abuse and protect the rights of older people. Register now

Researchers at Carleton University's READ Initiative are collecting information on the current availability and demand for wheelchair-accessible taxis and ridesharing vehicles in the Atlantic Provinces. They are seeking individuals with accessibility needs interested in sharing their experience of personal transportation in Atlantic regions over a Zoom interview.  Anyone interested may contact Kevin Partridge, at with questions or to arrange an interview.


SE Health and the Covenant family have joined forces to create the COURAGE: Action for Better Aging initiative, a social movement for change to reimagine aging where older adults have choice, independence and quality of life. They are seeking input from older adults in Canada who live at home and in the community.

This survey hopes to understand daily living care goals and needs now and as people get older. They would also like to learn about the challenges people face to achieve these needs and goals.  Feedback will help the COURAGE team prioritize its activities to support a new vision for aging in Canada.


Option to enter a draw for a gift card: Participants may choose to provide their contact information at the end of the survey to enter a draw. Complete the survey here

Find more information at


Call for Proposals: QUIET PARADE


In collaboration with MSVU Art Gallery, with support from the Bluenose Ability Arts and Film Festival and Eyelevel Gallery, artist Aislinn Thomas is seeking proposals and participants for QUIET PARADE, a sensory-friendly celebration taking place in Kjipuktuk / Halifax on the afternoon of October 15, as part of Nocturne 2022.


QUIET PARADE will be a parade and an opportunity to create an accessible, vibrant, low-stimulation event.


Through parade floats, creative movement, wearable art, puppeteering, and other forms of creative non-auditory expression, QUIET PARADE seeks to embody a quiet that interrupts the noise of the city, experimenting with new ways of creating and sharing space together.


QUIET PARADE centers folks who are Mad, d/Deaf, disabled, chronically ill, neurodivergent, and labelled with intellectual or developmental disability.


Proposals that support marginalized communities, artists, and forms of creativity are prioritized.  Individuals, artists, ad-hoc community groups, or organizations are encouraged to submit proposals. Proposals do not need to be fully formed concepts.


If you have questions or need any assistance/support with your proposal, please reach out to


Deadline for proposals: June 3, 2022   2:00PM ADT 


The Mind, Body, Spirit Toolkit has Launched
The Mind Body and Spirit Project was a collaborative partnership involving many community partners in Richmond County. Funding was made possible through the community funding stream with Mental Health and Addictions, Department of Health and Wellness and the Municipality of the County of Richmond. The Dr. Kingston Memorial Community Health Centre was pleased to act as the official sponsor and provide the overall coordination.
The purpose of the toolkit is to share Richmond County’s story and provide other rural communities access to the information and learnings discovered throughout the project and to share experiences with other communities in Nova Scotia who support older adults to live their best lives.
To learn more and to view the Toolkit visit

Best Practice Caregiving, a partnership between Benjamin Rose Institute on Aging and Family Caregiver Alliance, is a free online database of proven dementia programs for family caregivers.

IFA Global Café will be hosting Dr David Bass and Ms. Kathy Kelly to discuss this valuable tool for healthcare and community-based organizations, as well as funders and policy makers to discover and share high quality programs for caregivers. Friday 3rd June 2022  7:00-8:00 AM ET

To register or for more information click here This Global Cafe will be recorded and streamed live on Facebook. For any questions or concerns please contact  
Caregivers Nova Scotia offers support, education, resources, and services to caregivers of all kinds.
The goal is to help unpaid family/friend caregivers identify common stressors and address them before they become harmful to your health. They focus on strategies to regain or maintain life balance. Caregivers NS offers many workshops and supports. See below for upcoming workshops.
Caregivers Stress Management Workshop
Thursday, June 9th, 2022
1:30pm – 3:30 PM
Sackville Public Library
636 Sackville Dr, Lower Sackville, NS
This event is free. Pre-registration is required as seating is limited.
Please register online:
CARP Nova Scotia
has a weekly radio show Aging Well with CARP on CIOE 97.5 & Online  

The show is produced by Cecil Wright, and co-hosted by Ron Swan and Bill VanGorder.  Listen Thursdays at 12:30 pm on 97.5 or online  

Capital Grant for Community Recreation
The Community Recreation Capital Grant  provides funds toward small indoor and outdoor capital recreation projects less than $20,000.  Projects include the renovation and expansion of existing community recreation facilities, such as a roof replacement or a playground component, or the development of new small-scale facilities.  See the Guidelines for more details and requirements, and recent updates that consider the impact of COVID-19 on community groups’ funds.  Applications opened April 1, 2022.

The Benefits Wayfinder can help individuals navigate government programs and benefits. The Wayfinder was created by Prosper Canada, a national charity that works with partners in all sectors to develop and promote financial policies, programs and resources that transform lives and help Canadians to prosper.

The aim is to ensure that all financially vulnerable Canadians have access to the financial policies, programs, products and advice they need to build their financial wellbeing.

The Government of Canada released a report on Social Isolation Among Older Adults During the Pandemic. The report is available online here (attached in French and English):

Second Booster Dose

Individuals 70 or older are eligible to receive a second booster dose of COVID-19 vaccine 120 days after their first booster dose.

Residents of long-term care facilities or homes licensed by the Department of Community Services under the Homes for Special Care Act, are also eligible for a second booster dose.

Stop the Spread and Stay Safe Program

Through the Canadian Red Cross, in partnership with Health Canada and provincial and territorial authorities, eligible non-profits and charities can apply to receive free take-home rapid antigen tests and masks to distribute to their personnel and the people they serve, in addition to the workplace screening program.

The goal is to help mitigate the spread of COVID-19 by providing individuals and families with an additional tool to help manage their risks and health decisions during the pandemic, in addition to getting vaccinated and following other public health measures. For more information on this program and to apply please visit the Canadian Red Cross website.

Stay up to date with Federal and Nova Scotian  information and updates on COVID-19 and please, wear a mask, wash your hands, and stay safe.
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